Things to do around Chiefland

For recreation, Chiefland has several fine parks and a variety of youth league sports. The recently created Strickland Park is one of the finest facilities in the state for a city of Chiefland’s size. The downtown Chief Theatre on East Park Avenue is home to the Suwannee Valley Players, a local group of thespians who put on plays for the enjoyment of local citizens. The group stages productions four to six times per year, usually for multiple showings. Chiefland is also considered the home of beautiful Manatee Springs State Park and is within easy driving distance of other natural attractions in the area. The city has two fine hotels that are often filled with tourists interested in exploring the local environment. Just outside of the city, Chiefland Golf and Country Club offers the best golfing experience in the Tri-County area. Set in a lovely landscape, club members have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent years to improve the greens and offer a more challenging course.

The Arts

The Arts In a place so rich in history, the arts have also been an integral thread in the Chiefland quilt. Quilts...there are a number of quilting societies and guilds in the Chiefland area, including Springhouse Quilter's Guild and Log Cabin Quilters. Founded by the...

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Birding

Birding Birding enthusiasts, be sure to observe the many magnificent and unique species that live in Chiefland (See our list of State Bird Trails below). Perhaps the best way to truly fulfill your hobby is to plan a trip on foot through established hiking trails and...

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Boating

Boating What better way to spend a warm, sunny Florida day than boating through some of the state's most beautiful waterways? The Suwannee River flows just minutes away from Chiefland and provides a great boating opportunity for water-lovers. Boats of just about any...

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Camping

Camping Imagine sitting around a small fire, sticks in hand, marshmallows pierced on the ends, the smell of melting sugar permeating the cricket's continuous song. Camping opportunities are abundant in Chiefland. From tent camping to full-facility and RV camping, this...

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Dakotah Winery

Dakotah Vineyards and Winery Located along busy Highway 19 that traverses Florida from north to south, Dakotah Vineyards & Winery is located halfway between Chiefland and Fanning Springs, Just look for our 1931 Antique Windmill. Dakotah Vineyards is a place of...

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Diving and Snorkeling

Diving/Snorkeling One of the best ways to enjoy Florida's natural beauty is spending time in its waters! The Chiefland area is home to some of the most beautiful and pure springs in the state. At Manatee Springs, certified divers may participate in open water, cave,...

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Eco-Tourism

Eco-Tourism Many of Levy County's cities closely identify with some sort of natural attraction or history that draws many visitors every year. This area depends economically, in part, to these parks and historic places. Visiting the area is not only a trip back into...

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Equestrian

Equestrian Horse trails abound in the Greater Chiefland Area. One of the best trails is the Nature Coast State Trail. Equestrian trails parallel some portions of the paved trail and will eventually run its entire length. Currently, parking for equestrians can be found...

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Fishing

Fishing Chiefland and its surrounding towns are ideal for fishing. Take your pick from state parks, the Suwannee River, or the Gulf of Mexico to satisfy your hunger for the sport. The Suwannee River abounds with great freshwater fishing. Largemouth bass, redear...

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Golf

Golf Golf courses are located just about anywhere in Florida and the Chiefland area is no exception. Just a few minutes from the city is Chiefland Golf and Country Club. Recently, the club's members have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars renovating and improving...

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Heritage

Heritage Levy County has one of the richest and fullest histories in this area of the state. Initially, several Native American tribes, including the Timucuan Indians, settled in the area to farm the land. One minor chief ruled each individual tribe; these minor...

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Hunting

Hunting Hunting is a popular pastime in this part of the state. There are five management areas near Chiefland, including Andrews Wildlife Management Area, Cedar Key Scrub Wildlife Management Area, Goethe Wildlife Management area, Gulf Hammock Wildlife Management...

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Hit the Trails

Hit the Trails Many visitors to Florida's Nature Coast decide to utilize alternative modes of transportation and take to the many state trails that offer hiking and bike opportunities. From the St. Marks State Trail in the northern region of the Nature Coast to the...

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Racing / Mud Bogging

Racing/Mud Bogging Looking for something to do on Saturday night? Why not head out to the Bronson Motor Speedway? The track is a new American Speed Association (ASA) member, owned by ASA National Tour competitor, Mike Cope. The 1/4- mile long, high-banked asphalt...

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