Located on the beautiful Wakulla River on Hwy. 98, family owned T-n-T Hide-a-way has been providing river or coastal paddling rentals and tours for four decades. They offer kayak, canoe and stand up paddle board rentals, instructions, shuttles and fishing trips and guided eco-tours all led by certified professional guides. Make sure you check out their manatee observation tour, one of their most popular tours.
If you are going to add a water feature to your home, advises Chip Wade, try a river versus a pond. A river adds movement, and a gorgeous naturalistic element to any garden. And with a river you have the ability to swim and play in it. Once installed a river also doesn't entail the same maintenance costs that you will have with a pond.
The Huron River, a 130-mile-long river runs through Ann Arbor before emptying into Lake Erie. Running through several parks, the Huron River is a hub for outdoor recreation, including canoeing, kayaking and fishing. With a generally slow current and only minor rapids or obstructions, the Huron River has prime canoeing conditions. Fishermen can find blue crappie, largemouth bass, rock bass sunfish, catfish, trout and more varieties of fish living in the water
Plant garlic bulbs in fall for a harvest the following midsummer. Aim to get bulbs in the ground 4 to 8 weeks before the soil freezes. Mulch the planting area with a thick layer of straw or chopped leaves. Get your mulch on before the ground freezes. This keeps soil warmer longer so roots can sink into soil.
A fountain composed of round river stones serves as the centerpiece to this serene patio. The stacked stones create a visual balance, but they can be adjusted to the homeowner's preferences. Changing the stone pattern also creates different sounds with the water, thus encouraging the homeowner to interact with his or her environment.
This clean lined, contemporary pool deck has a warm, spa-like feel and a beautiful river view. It is perfect for relaxing, family time and entertaining friends. A decorative wall was constructed at the end of the pool deck to create privacy from the next door neighbors.
Double doors lead to this spacious shower, surrounded on three sizes by tile but open at the ceiling to bring in a touch of the outdoors. The soft cream-colored tile gets subtle pops of color with chrome fixtures and loose river rock border flanking the oversize-tile flooring.
The tile floor is carried up onto the wall for a seamless appearance. A glass shower door visually lengthens the room, and a luxurious, beige river rock shower keeps the space feeling bright and open. The space also features a white toilet and adjacent bidet.