Chiefland and Fanning Springs

Its scenic beauty, wildlife and outdoor recreational opportunities make Levy County the perfect destination. With nearly one-fifth of the county set aside for state and national wildlife areas, Levy is blessed with numerous parks, preserves, springs and wildlife refuges where visitors can discover rest and recreation in abundance. In fact, there are over 25 nature-based recreational sites in Levy.

The historic Lower Suwannee River borders the county's north end, while the meandering Withlacoochee winds through the southern part. Thanks to its unique location, Levy County has the distinction of a wide variety of environments, from dense hardwood forests and marshlands to sandhills and Gulf Coast waters.

This is a rather short trip through the Northwestern part of Levy County but with two fabulous state parks and the Andrews Wildlife Management Area, it should take all day, if not more than one day.

Be sure to stop at the Dakotah Winery between Fanning Springs and Chiefland on Highway 19. Its as much an attraction as it is a commercial business. A real Florida Winery!