Paddling Withlacoochee River, it is soon clear why it was designated, in 2006 as an Outstanding Florida Waterway. On this 3- 3.5 hour paddle, pass through habitats ranging from extensive, open marshes loaded with water birds of all sort and deeply shaded river hardwood forests that, in places, form a nearly complete over-canopy. Please meet at the launch site at 10 AM. This is an easy, out-and-back paddle that ends at the same site from which we launch. The gentle current is easy to paddle against. Skill level: Good for beginners and pros.