Travel Dog Blog, Cross Florida Barge Canal

Perfect Florida winter weather returned so we headed out for a bike ride to a spot we had visited before–the Cross Florida Barge Canal–also known as the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway.  Gerry Mulligan, publisher of the Citrus Chronicle, listed this in his column last Sunday as one of the places that residents must see.

Travel Dog Blog, Cross Florida Barge Canal
We met a nice couple before we started out on our ride. Norman took our picture.

The bike trail runs five miles to the Gulf of Mexico and in the other direction ends at a dam on Lake Rousseau.  We headed to the Gulf.  We’ll do the other ride on another perfect Florida winter day.

Travel Dog Blog, Cross Florida Barge Canal
The bridge over the canal.

We rode the five miles to the Gulf into the wind.  I could barely keep up with Terry and Maggie.

Travel Dog Blog, Cross Florida Barge Canal
Pavilion on the Gulf, obviously a favorite destination of bicylists.

A few pictures from the Gulf side.

Travel Dog Blog, Cross Florida Barge Canal

Travel Dog Blog, Cross Florida Barge Canal

Travel Dog Blog, Cross Florida Barge Canal
Crystal River Power Plant!  No doubt that we are on the Nature Coast.
Future son-in-law Andrew suggested I tour the country taking pictures of power plants!

On the ride back the wind pushed us along.  So nice.

Travel Dog Blog, Cross Florida Barge Canal
A sign we like to see. Dogs are allowed!
Travel Dog Blog, Cross Florida Barge Canal
Maggie checking for fish in the canal. And look, she has on her leash! What a good dog.

Travel Dog Blog, Cross Florida Barge Canal

Another beautiful experience on the Nature Coast!

1 thought on “Travel Dog Blog, Cross Florida Barge Canal

  1. Another nice post and photos of the trail Kathy. They added an extension to the trail here and opened it around July 2012. From the Felburn Trailhead, go through the wood entrance and turn right. I rode the new trail extension on 8-9-12. About two miles long. Photos are on my website. I think they will be adding a bridge to it soon. Happy paved trail riding and stay safe.

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