Come Explore Toney's Place
Toney's Place is a 550 acre privately owned preserve dedicated to sustainability and preservation of natural spaces. Our preserve features over 10 miles of hiking and biking trails, diverse wildlife and stocked fishing ponds.
Our preserve is the ideal destination for day trips, vacations, field trips, scouting events and educational tours. We offer a variety of on property activities and plenty of natural spaces to explore.
Toney's Place is open to visitors and groups for both public and private events. Whether you are looking for a unique school field trip experience or an idyllic retreat, we will be happy to accommodate you or your group.
Hiking & Biking
Explore over 10 miles of gravel trails and 550 acres of wilderness. On Our expansive property offers a safe and exciting environment to practice navigation skills, practice plant identification and hone your survival skills.
Experience nature in fresh new way through an immersive visit at Toney's Place.
Thanks to sustainable practices, our preserve is home to a wide variety of free-roaming wildlife from native North American hoofstock to exotic species from India and Africa. Our diverse collection of wildlife includes wild turkeys, gemsbok, white tailed deer, fox squirrels, scimtar, eland, brahma cows, red tailed hawks, foxes, rams and red headed woodpeckers.
Our animal population is thriving and we encourage all our visitors to plan to allow plenty of time to explore the grounds and observe our unique collection of wildlife.
Whether you are looking for some time to yourself or making memories with your child, Toney's place is a great place to go fishing. Bring your fishing rod and enjoy a few hours by the water. Our ponds are filled with bass, bream and freshwater crawdaddy's.
All fishing licensing and permits are taken care of for you while on property.
Through our established partnerships with local businesses we provide unique experiences from horseback riding and kayaking to guided tours. We also offer chef-catered meal services and on-property lodging for overnight and extended stays.
Opening in the fall of 2021, The Outpost offers a warm welcome to new and returning guests. The Outpost is proud to offer locally produced honey, cheese and cane sugar along with a variety of gifts made by local artisans.
Tim Daniels Tasting Room
Stop by the Tim Daniels Tasting Room and enjoy a hand-picked tasting menu from the Four Fathers Distillery. Tim Daniels, master distiller, brings over 24 years of expertise to deliver innovative, exceptional, high quality rums and vodkas.
Four Fathers Distillery is one of the nation’s only solar thermal distilleries. They use the Florida sun as the energy to aid in the heating of their stills.
Learn about habitats, ecology, geology, wildlife and more with with hands on activities in the field. Toney's Place is a great place to study and discuss a wide variety of earth and life sciences.
Discover the great outdoors! Explore our unique ecosystem where native species cohabitate with a variety of animals from across the globe.
Observe the unique wildlife, their behavior and interactions and observe similarities and difference between North American species and their cousins from Africa.
Whether you are looking to practice your wildlife photography skills or simply enjoy viewing wildlife in the wild, you will be captivated by the biodiversity at Toney’s Place. Our diverse collection includes:
Black Buck Antelope
Long Horn Cattle
Red-Headed Wood Pecker
Our free-roaming wildlife are an exciting sight for visitors but require special care and equipment. We use a state of the art pivot feeding system to spread feed in their natural habitat. This method of grazing management encourages foraging and provides important enrichment for our animals. It also helps maintain the ecosystem on our preserver. While exploring our property, keep an eye out. You may get to see our feeders in action.
American manufacturing is alive and well! Tour a fabrication facility, see how dumpsters are manufactured and learn about modern manufacturing careers. From heavy machinery to the skilled hands of our fabricators, you will leave with a new appreciation for everyday products and how they are made.
An exciting destination for geologists of all ages! Get hands on with your earth science studies and explore an inactive limestone quarry. You can collect your own samples to study and explore the unique views from inside a quarry. History enthusiasts will also appreciate the important role limestone played in the construction of landmarks including the Empire State Building, the Pentagon and the Lincoln Memorial.
Solid Waste Landfill
What happens to your trash after you throw in the garbage can? See first hand how waste is disposed of to keep our communities clean and our environment protected from litter. Leave inspired to reduce your own waste and find creative solutions to reduce your environmental impact.
In addition to our on site activities, guests can enjoy numerous nearby facilities, attractions and events. From year round festivals to historical tours, Live Oak and surrounding areas have so much to offer!
Whether you are visiting for a day trip or a week long vacation, there are plenty of fun and unique ways to spend your time at Toney's Place. Here are a few nearby attractions to help you start planning your adventure.
The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground is an 800-acre campground located on the historic banks of the Suwannee River. The property features a boat launch, fresh water fishing, disc golf course and hiking and biking trails.
The campground hosts multiple music festivals throughout the year including the Suwannee River Jam.
3076 95th Drive, Live Oak, FL 32060
Explore and play at Heritage park with walking trails, a disc golf course, horseshoe courts, landscaped gardens, a children’s playground and covered picnic tables.
Heritage Park and Gardens also hosts special events here including Civil War Reenactment in November and Christmas at Heritage Park over the holidays.
1004 Helvenston Street, Live Oak, FL 32064
Museum displays include exhibits on the area's first inhabitants from 12,000 years ago, a re-creation of a 16th-century Timucuan village and exhibits on animals indigenous to the north central Florida region.
208 Ohio Ave. North, Live Oak, FL 32064
The 121-mile Suwannee Century consists of three separate loop routes: the Peacock Springs Loop; the Stephen Foster Loop; and the Suwannee River Loop, all of which begin and end at the Suwannee County Agricultural Coliseum in Live Oak. Each route features a state park as a rest stop. The loops can be ridden sequentially or as separate rides. All of the loops begin and end at the Suwannee County Fairgrounds in Live Oak, where parking is available.
Enjoy the turquoise waters and elaborate trails at Wes Skile Peacock Springs State Park. The park features two major springs, a spring run and six sinkholes, all in near pristine condition.
Cave divers travel from all over the world to explore nearly 33,000 feet of surveyed underwater passages at Peacock Springs
18532 180th Street, Live Oak, FL 32060
Attend a falconry workshop, experience nature trail walks with guidance and educational lectures, book a nature photography session and learn about these incredible birds of prey up close.
School, camp and library programs are also available.
15209 165th Road, Live Oak, FL 32060
Formally organized in 1878, Live Oak was named for a large oak tree that stood beside the first train station. In 1900, the lumber industry and railroads put Live Oak on the map. Discover a piece of history and explore three blocks of buildings and businesses built prior to 1925.
208 Ohio Ave. North, Live Oak, FL 32064
Christmas on the Square
Every year, the first weekend of December, The Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce hosts Christmas on the Square. This outdoor Christmas festival is reminiscent of a European-style Christmas market complete with live music, a fun run, Christmas movies and a Christmas tree lighting in the park.
Hosted in early June by the nearby community of Wellborn, the annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival features a locally grown blueberry pancake breakfast, live local entertainment, parade, children’s games, petting zoo, vendor booths and more.