The Suwannee River Wilderness Trail has been added to the National Trail System. The Department of Interior added 30 new trails, almost 1300 miles, to this network of outdoor recreation opportunities.
The announcement from the Department of Interior describes the Suwannee Trail this way: "The majestic 235-mile Suwanee River begins just below the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Georgia. The meandering waterway then coils through the heart of north central Florida, ending in the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge on the Gulf Coast. Steeped in rich culture and history, this beloved river remains a wild natural wonder with endless delights for adventurous explorers."