Northwest Florida’s Gadsden County Launches An Informative New Mobile App for Visitors

GADSDEN COUNTY, FL (2015) – Northwest Florida’s Gadsden County, in partnership with VISIT FLORIDA, has launched an informative new mobile app called Discover Gadsden. This mobile app allows visitors to easily find and navigate all there is to do in this appealing off-the-beaten-path destination just west of Tallahassee. Situated in the rolling hills of Florida’s scenic Panhandle, Gadsden County is a particularly appealing destination for nature-lovers, camping enthusiasts, hunters, boaters, and for those who enjoy fishing, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, and the unspoiled outdoors. Plus, the area features charming historical sites, museums and art exhibits, and the offerings of skilled local craftsmen. The new app features information on Places of Interest, Accommodations, Dining, History, and Events. Discover Gadsden is now available for free through the App Store for IOS devices, and through the Google Play store for Android devices, according to Allara Gutcher, Tourist Development Council (TDC) Director for Gadsden County.

Discover Gadsden is part of Gadsden County’s new Do Something Original branding campaign. The new user-friendly app is an additional tool-of-discovery to assist visitors to this historic area. Designed to make it very easy to plan your itinerary when visiting the area, it showcases such places of interest as:  Lake Seminole, hailed as one of the best sites for sport fishing in America; the Ochlockonee River, great for canoeing; Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area, a very popular hunting destination; the beautiful Lake Talquin State Forest; the Bear Creek Trails, a wonderful hiking site that includes wetlands and ravines; Chattahoochee Landing, recognized as one of the most significant archeological sites in the Deep South; The Dezell House, Gadsden County’s very first museum; the Old Gretna School House, an architectural landmark built in 1908; and the North Florida Arts Trail, providing unique and historic cultural opportunities.

“Something special seems to happen when you visit Gadsden County, Florida,” said Gutcher. “In many ways it feels like we invented Main Street America, which is why we feel this new mobile app is the perfect tool to allow visitors to get an initial glimpse into all that the county has to offer. We owe a thank you to VISIT FLORIDA, which provided the grant that helped us get this completed.”

Gutcher also shared that this is only phase I of the app, and that the County will be looking for ways to enhance the product, allowing (for example) visitors to embark on self-tours throughout the County.

The mobile app is meant to share all there is to do in Gadsden County, with the goal that it will result in a trip to this unexpected and unspoiled destination. According to those who live in the county, most visitors are quite pleasantly surprised at the true charm of such small towns as Chattahoochee, Greensboro, Gretna, Havana, Midway and Quincy. The locals, who also find the mobile app quite useful, say it doesn’t matter what you do when you come to Gadsden County, or even the time of year you visit, because you’ll always be uniquely refreshed when you leave.

Less than a half-hour from the hustle and bustle of the Florida State Capital, life in Gadsden County is decidedly more laid-back, offering the best of both worlds. There is a quality of life in Gadsden that combines the best of the past with the convenience of the present. Rolling hills, rich history, abundant recreational opportunities, a thriving arts culture community, and historical architecture combine to make Gadsden an interesting and beautiful place to visit and to live. Get outdoors and find your adventure.  For more information on Gadsden County, visit DoSomethingOriginal.com

 

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PR Contact:  Allara Gutcher, TDC Director, Gadsden County at 850-875-8663 or agutcher@gadsdencountyfl.gov