Tag: Levy County

The Goethe Giant at Goethe State Forest

One of my favorite areas at Goethe State Forest is where an old cypress tree still stands known as Goethe Giant. There is a trail and boardwalk that leads you to this majestic tree that is estimated to be over 900 years old. During…

Video Diary: Champion Oak Tree at Devils Hammock Wildlife Management Area

I explored this area recently known as Devils Hammock Wildlife Management Area located in Levy County. I had been here several years ago but never got the chance to really look around like I wanted to. So I took my video camera and geared…

Turpentine History at Goethe State Forest

Over the years I have been exploring the woods of Goethe State Forest located in Levy County. There is a rich history here along with a scenic wilderness to roam. I always seem to find something new there when I visit, everything from old…

Lone Gravesite at Andrews Wildlife Management Area

I have always enjoyed the scenic wilderness along this part of the Suwannee River at Andrews Wildlife Management Area. There are many trails and recreational opportunities here.┬áSome of the history includes logging and agricultural uses going back to the 1800’s,┬áthe land was purchased by…

Video Diary: Hike to Bailey Mine in Levy County

This is a video I put together from an area known as the Watermelon Pond Tract in Levy County. It is actually a section of Goethe State Forest but just not connected to the main part. There is a trailhead that can be found…

Roadside History: The Patterson-McInnis Steam Locomotive

This is part of a series of posts known as “Roadside History”. These posts will feature historical sites you can find along various roadways around Florida while on your travels. Near Gulf Hammock in Levy County on US Hwy 19 / US 98 on…