I grew up listening to my mom sing “Way down upon the Suwannee River.”
I never knew what a magical place it was until this week when Mark and I saw it for the first time while camping at Suwannee River Hideaway Campground in Old Town, Florida. The owner put in a 1500-foot river walk through a Cypress swamp down to the river.
We were spellbound by the beauty we found ourselves immersed in. On the walk we saw a barred owl, a yellow warbler, a huge pileated woodpecker, a green gecko, a swallow-tailed kite, downy woodpeckers, a red-bellied woodpecker, a hawk, big Cypress trees, flowers, white oak trees, and a large fish that made an impressive splash in the river. I couldn’t capture most of the wildlife on camera, but I hope this gives you a glimpse of God’s amazing creation along the Suwannee River.