Kayaking in Calhoun County

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    If you are into canoeing, kayaking or even tubing you will definitely want to check this river opportunity out, but brace yourself for the shoal known as “Look and Tremble” – a real adventure for even an experienced paddler.

    Calhoun County is also home to the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement living history museum in nearby Blountstown.

    Brent Lane: Hey! Its Brent Lane and today I am in Calhoun County enjoying the wonderful Chipola River. If you are into canoeing, kayaking or even tubing you will definitely want to check river opportunity out. But brace yourself for the shoal known as Look and Tremble, a real adventure for even an experienced paddler.

    Dale Cox: White water is such a rarity in Florida that it makes Look and Tremble really a unique place. It attracts a lot of people and its a really cool place to see.

    Brent Lane: The Chipola River is fed by more than 60 fresh water springs and is may be Floridas most beautiful and natural river with limestone shoals, sand beaches and rapids that are heaven for those looking for the great outdoor experience. Calhoun County is also home to the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement living history museum in nearby Blountstown. The museum has a collection of eighteen historical buildings dating from 1820 to the 1940s replicating an idyllic farm community. Willard Smith: 25 years ago, 30 years ago all the old building were disappearing. And the history in this area here was very unique and we felt like it was so important to save what we could find and restore it and bring it back the way it looked in when people lived in it. Brent Lane: The amazing thing about this place is that the buildings were moved from their original locations throughout Calhoun County and re-located here.

    Willard Smith: We pretty much got everything that was in this Pioneer settlement. We have the jail, we have the store we have the doctor, we have the cobbler shop, we have black-smiths shop.

    Brent Lane: The settlement is home to numerous events and festivals and offers classes on the trades and crafts of the past. Its Brent Lane, enjoying a terrific day in Calhoun County, Florida.