Wewahitchka is a town with a memorable name located in Gulf County Florida, on the panhandle in the northwest portion of the state. The town makes up most of the northern portion of Gulf County and some refer to the area as North Gulf County.
It Is a small town that is not located right on the gulf coast shore on the Forgotten Coast, but there’s still plenty of water access among rivers, lakes, and streams in the town. In fact, Wewahitchka is known among very knowledgeable fishermen as one of the best freshwater fishing spots in the world.
But the fishing is not what the small town of Wewahitchka is most famously known for, Wewahitchka is the home of the World-famous Tupelo Honey.
This small town is home to one of the most unique and largest beekeeping operations in the state. Every year there’s an annual Tupelo Honey Festival on the third Saturday of May to celebrate Florida’s golden gem Tupelo Honey. This popular event draws many people in to learn about the best Tupelo Honey Farm in the world.
On a regular day, you can take a honey tasting experience at the local honey shop owned by the Lanier family who has farmed the honey for over three generations. The shop is called Smiley Honey and can be found at 163 Bozeman Circle.
This honey comes from a special tupelo gum tree. The tree thrives in areas prone to flooding and loves wetlands and marshes. Northwest Florida is the world’s largest producer of Tupelo Honey though there are some other areas where the trees can be found such as Mexico, South Canada, China, Malaysia, and the Himalayas.
The Dead Lakes is one of the most unique water systems in all of Florida. Some call this area the hidden gem of Florida’s Forgotten Coast. It is most recognized for its series of dying trees that form a thick maze in swampy waters.
Fishermen love the dead lakes as a quiet spot that is plentiful with shell cracker, bream, bass, and more. Fish love to make homes among the many submerged logs and stumps of old trees in the water. It is advised to be extremely cautious if you are boating in the Dead Lakes due to all of the tree parts under the water.
The Dead Lakes are also a great place to take a serene kayak trip without the worry of larger watercraft buzzing by. It is suggested that if you have never been to this 6,700-acre maze of dead trees in the water that you start out with a guided kayak tour first, it is easy to get lost out there.
This is a great spot on the Forgotten Coast to find a quiet home. Many properties in Wewahitchka offer acreage or small farms. There are also some great waterfront properties along the rivers and lakes in Wewahitchka that offer a lesser price point than Gulf front homes in the Forgotten Coast area.
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