The Dixie Mainline

Hike, bike or slowly drive (25 m.p.h. maximum) this nine-mile trail north from the community of Suwannee. The trail passes through upland pine forest, hardwood hammock, wetlands and tidal creek environments. Expect special nature and wildlife experiences in this undisturbed environment. Watch for herons, egrets, ibis, barred owls, alligator, turtle, small mammals and a variety of plant life. Along the trail stop at Salt Creek Lookout or turn left at paved CR 357 for access to Fishbone Creek Lookout and Shired Island County Park. An interpretive guide to the Dixie Mainline trail is available from the U.S. Wildlife Service. Stop and pick up a map at the entrance signs.

The nice little fishing community of Horseshoe Beach is at the northwest end of the Mainline.