Santa Fe River Canoe Trail – This trail passes through hardwood hammocks and river swamps and past numerous springs. It’s perfect for beginners, because the river has slow current and gentle curves. The 26-mile long trail begins just below River Rise Preserve and ends about three miles upstream of the confluence of the Santa Fe and Suwannee rivers. The Santa Fe forms the entire northern boundary of Gilchrist County.

Suwannee River – The entire western boundary of Gilchrist County is the Suwannee River and its associated trail. There are many boat ramps and canoe launches along the river. Paddlers can set their own pace and vary the length of their journey to their heart’s content.