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Suwannee River Greenway at Branford

Railroad heritage and renowned rivers provide opportunities to experience history and nature along the the Suwannee River Greenway at Branford. The greenway is home to a rewarding rail-trail that provides beautiful views of old Florida. The Suwannee River marks the trail's western terminus while the Ichetucknee River is located at the east end. From river to river, the trail is approximately 12 miles. Ichetucknee Springs State Park and Branford Springs are also nearby to enjoy a swim and tube ride. This trail is one you don't want to miss when visiting the Original Florida.

Major Activities:
walking, hiking, biking, inline skating, equestrian, wheelchair

Trail Length/Surface: 12 miles paved, 10 feet wide
Fee: None
County: Suwannee County
Nearby Towns: Branford, Lake City, Live Oak, High Springs

The Branford Trailhead includes parking, picnic tables and potable water.

The trail can also be accessed from Ivey Memorial Park in Branford. The park provides parking, picnic tables, restrooms and potable water.

There are additional access points along the trail at numerous intersections and the trail end points.

Both access points listed below are located in the Town of Branford, which can be reached from Lake City via south CR 247 (23 miles), from Live Oak via south US 129 (25 miles) and from Gainesville via north US 41 to High Springs and west on US 27 (44 miles).

Branford Trailhead
From US 27 in Branford, head 1 block north on US 129 to Owens Avenue. Turn left on Owens to reach the main greenway parking lot.

Ivey Memorial Park
Located on US 27, just east of the Suwannee River.

Contact Information:
Suwannee County Recreation Department