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Florida's Forgotten Coast is a virtual playground for those of us who enjoy Florida history, exploring coastal eco-systems, birdwatching, shell collecting, or any number of nature-based activities. There's never a shortage of things to do. Here are a few links to help you plan your next adventure.

Apalachicola Maritime Museum

Apalachicola Maritime Museum - Providing active sailing, boat building and restoration and educational programs to celebrate the maritime history of Apalachicola. Features sailing trips on the vessel Heritage of Apalachicola, a 58' wooden ketch formerly Quark. - 103 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 - Phone: (850) 653-2500

John Gorrie State Museum

Contains a replica of the ice machine created by Dr. John Gorrie in an attempt to cool his yellow fever patients. His invention later bacame the basis for the ice industry and modern air conditioning.

Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

Encompassing over 246,000 acres in Apalachicola Bay, it is the largest of it's kind in the nation.

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

St. Vincent Island is an unspoiled barrier island in Apalachicola Bay, accessable only by boat. (rentals and tours available). The visitor's center is located in Apalachicola, on the north end of Market Street.

Big Bend Scenic Byway

Approximately 171 miles along US 98 from the City of Apalachicola in Franklin County to CR59 in the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Wakulla County, including a spur road to St. George Island (SR 300), and three (3) Forest Trails including SR 65 through Tate's Hell State Forest; SR 267 through the Wakulla State Forest; and CR 375 through the Apalachicola National Forest. The corridor also includes short segments of local streets and county roads.

Lafayette Park

Pier, interpretive signage, a gazebo, picnic tables and playground. In Apalachicola on Avenue B between 13th and 15th Streets. (A great location for a wedding or other special event.)

Battery Park and the City Marina

Boat launch and park with picnic tables and playground, located in Apalachicola on Bay Avenue between 4th and 6th Streets.

Chestnut Street Cemetery

One of the more significant cemereries on the Gulf Coast. Established in 1831, the stones tell the history of Apalachicola. Funerary art reflects the ethnic diversity of the community, religious beliefs and burial customs trade patterns. Located on Highway 98 between 6th and 8th Streets.

Dixie Theatre

Built in 1912, the Dixie Theatre became the entertainment center of the county. Eventually opened as a motion picture theater, the Dixie closed in 1967. Recently renovated, the Dixie is again hosting live theatre. Summer repertory runs from mid-May through early September with performances at 8pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2:30pm on Wednesday and Sunday. For more information call (850) 653-3200.

St. George Island State Park

Nine miles of undeveloped beach, pristine shoreline, majestic dunes and bay forest, sandy coves and salt marshes. Hiking trails, boardwalks and observation platforms great for hiking, camping or a leisurely stroll.

Cape St. George State Reserve

A 28-mile long barrier island that seperates Apalachicola Bay from the Gulf of Mexico. The island's remoteness and wilderness qualities provide an opportunity to explore and enjoy a remnant of Florida's original natural landscape. Boat rentals and tours offer accessibility to this shell collector's dream.

Apalachicola Historic District

Many fine old homes and buildings dating back to the 1830s. A scenic walking tour of the town aquaints visitors to sites such as cotton warehouses which housed the city's once prosperous cotton exports during the 1800s and stately antebellum homes nestled amid magnolias. A tour map is available at the Chamber of Commerce office on Market Street. (Downloadable PDF document coming soon!) Be sure to visit us each spring for the annual Tour of Homes.

Fort Gadsden Historic Site

Located on the east bank of the Apalachicola River, accessed by Highway 65. The site interprets the role of Native and african Americans during the early 1800s. For more information, call (850) 643-2282

The Apalachicola Paddling Trail System

The Apalachicola Paddling Trail System is a National Recreation Trail and one of the top 12 paddling destinations in the country according to Paddler magazine and the American Canoe Association.

The Great Florida Birding Trail

The Great Florida Birding Trail also has sites located in this region that are of interest to birding tourists and those interested in wildlife viewing.
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