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Travel, For the Birds – Top Bird Watching Hot Spots in Jefferson County Florida

Posted: January 30, 2019
Eco-Tourism

American White Ibis

The moderate climate in Jefferson County allows for year-round outdoor recreational activities. For the birdwatcher looking for a glimpse of a roseate spoonbill, swallow-tailed kite or the Florida burrowing owl, our offerings are abundant. The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail is a network of wildlife viewing sites across the state consisting of 510 premier … Read More


From Sea to Tree – Jefferson County Florida is a Birder’s Paradise

Posted: January 23, 2019
Eco-Tourism

Photo of egrets by the Mayhaw Pond at Golden Acres Ranch

In the world of ornithology, the scientific study of birds, I would be considered a birdwatcher since I enjoy watching the wild birds on my property. My sister, however, is considered a birder, or someone who has made a hobby out of bird watching, bird listing or other activities involving bird life. Since moving to … Read More


Small Town Shopping “With a Purpose”

Posted: December 17, 2018
Local Venues

Photo of Two Sisters ~ New Beginning shop in Monticello, FL

By shopping in Monticello, Florida, you are helping to preserve a part of Florida’s history and its future! Call it “shopping with a purpose.” If you live here, Shop Local! If you’re coming to visit, go home with something unique, natural and full of purpose. …Read more


No Lines, No Crowds, No Hassles – Welcome to Monticello!

Posted: December 10, 2018
Local Venues

Historical marker for Monticello, Florida

If you crave the hubbub of midtown Manhattan, don’t come to Monticello. Come here for a slower pace of life; a place where you can walk the streets without getting bumped and jostled, where the many, small, shop owners welcome you with a smile and you’re free to stay as long as you want. …Read more


Connecting Families Around the Dinner Table

Posted: December 5, 2018
Local Venues

Family gathered at the table for a photograph

Famous throughout the south for their fresh, custom-cut meats, a trip to Johnston’s Meat Market is a trip back in time. Still serving visitors, sportsmen and local folks since 1926, this landmark is hard to miss just west of the Courthouse roundabout on Hwy. 90. This Old-Fashioned Country Store sign reads, “Enter as strangers, leave as friends,” and it’s true. …Read more


Legendary Walking Tour of Monticello Turns Ghostly

Posted: November 10, 2018
Local Venues

One of our annual, October events is a walking tour of Monticello, the “South’s Most Haunted Small Town” It’s called ‘Haunted Tales and Ghostly Trails. …Read more


Haunted Trails & Ghostly Tales

Posted: September 25, 2018
Upcoming Events

Linda Schuyler Ford leading a Haunted Tour

Monticello has a reputation for being the most haunted small town in the American South. It is home to Indian Mounds and many historic buildings, including the Perkins Opera House (now the Monticello Opera House) and the Monticello Old Jail Museum. Many of these places have a history that ‘haunts’ the present. Many a superstitious … Read More


A Welcome Detour from Life in the Fast Lane

Posted: July 5, 2018
News

Orlando Sentinal’s Travel correspondent Nancy Moreland speaks highly of Jefferson County and Monticello in a recent article in Visit Natural North Florida. “There’s a whiff of wisteria on the breeze as you stroll past the antebellum homes and gracious gardens of Monticello. Pausing under a centuries-old oak, you admire sunlight filtering through the Spanish moss … Read More


Dock-to-Table Destinations for Shellfish in Florida’s Big Bend

Posted: January 8, 2018
News

A new article about our Big Bend Shellfish Trail has been published by Nancy Moreland, a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. Among features of the other counties along the trail, Moreland describes Jefferson County’s sliver of coastline, Monticello and Rev Cafe. As David Ward, a long-historied citizen of Jefferson County, says in … Read More


67th Annual Watermelon Festival

Posted: June 17, 2017
News

Another great Watermelon Festival has finished here in Jefferson County Florida. The Tallahassee Democrat published an article about it. Click the image below. And for our photo gallery, Click Here!