Cross City and Environs
Although located in a quiet, wooded setting, Hickory Haven is less
than ten minutes from Cross City, a town where the essence of "cracker
Florida" still thrives and the quality of family life and leisure
activity abounds in the rural heart of Florida's Nature Coast. Cross
City offers everything you need from hometown banks, groceries,
gas and auto supply, to real estate/property services. There are
several comfortable, reasonably priced motels. There's a Burger
King and a Hardy's for your
fast-food cravings. At the Piggly Wiggly you can purchase locally
produced smoked sausage and bacon at surprisingly low prices. Several
quaint country restaurants tempt you with hearty fare and friendly
service. Be sure to try the country buffet at the Carriage Inn,
or Friday night steak night at the Cypress Inn. If it's laid back
country living you crave, with friendly
neighbors, natural beauty and a simpler way of life, then Hickory
Haven and Cross City is for you.
about ten minutes further south on U.S. 19, you'll encounter Old
Town, Fanning Springs and Chiefland, each offering their own sampling
of small town charm. Restaurants, antique stores, outfitters, dive
shops, even a Walmart, ensure access to anything
you could want or need. Just a little over an hour east, is Gainseville,
with all the resources of a major university town, home of the University
of Florida and the famous Florida Gators.
As for weather,
what can we say? It's Florida!
Cross City offers ample opportunities for recreational activities
such as fresh and saltwater fishing, hunting, birding, swimming
in one of many natural springs, cave diving, boating, canoeing,
kayaking, hiking and nature trails, bargain shopping at country
flee markets and exploring the many small towns within easy drive.
You won't want to miss the Nature Fest in March, or the big festival
of the year, Red
Belly Day. There's even a private aviation airport!
Click through to the Area Attractions
page for more information about everything there is to see and do
in the real Florida. Get a taste of what life should be all about…
in the real Florida!
Here are some links to additional information about Cross City.
Chamber of Commerce
this link to learn about the fabulous Area Attractions