LIVE OAK, FLA., MARCH 1, 2023 – The month of March is Florida Biking Month, and the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) wants to encourage all its residents and visitors to take advantage of Florida’s spring weather and enjoy the great outdoors.
Research has shown that exercising outdoors includes a variety of health benefits and can be enjoyed by the whole family. There are few places better in North Florida than District-owned lands, many of which provide specific bike trails for enjoyment.
“While the District acquires property for conservation and protection, almost all of them are available for public use year-round,” said Hugh Thomas, executive director of the District. “Whether it’s bicycling, hiking, or bird watching, these lands provide many opportunities for various recreational activities and the chance for our residents and guests to enjoy the outdoors.”
Some District-owned tracts, such as White Springs (Hamilton County), Little Shoals (Columbia County), and Anderson Springs (Suwannee County), have designated bike trails. Others, however, have administrative or secondary roads that are bicycle-friendly.
More information about District lands and their amenities can be found at https://map.mysuwanneeriver.com/.
The mission of the Suwannee River Water Management District is to protect and manage water resources using science-based solutions to support natural systems and the needs of the public. The District holds true to the belief of water for nature, water for people. Headquartered in Live Oak, Florida, the District serves 15 surrounding north-central Florida counties.
For more information about the District, visit www.MySuwanneeRiver.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, search @SRWMD.