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Jackson County slowly opens up tourist attractions damaged by Hurricane Michael

Posted at 6:30 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 18:30:01-04

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Hurricane Michael made landfall eight months ago, but communities are still trying to return to normal after the devastation left behind.

Slowly but surely, Jackson County is opening up the attractions that brings people in during the summer.

For the last month, people have been met with signs like the one that says closed at Blue Springs County Recreational Area in Jackson County. Blue Springs will officially open back up this Thursday.

Aside from that, the other big tourist destination is the Florida Caverns State Park. It will reopen July 1, but won’t feature many of the trails and attractions that it usually features because of ongoing hurricane damage.

According to Visit Jackson County, many of the restaurants and stores that attract people have received a good amount of business.

And agritourism is thriving. Farmers are still growing and selling their crops without a problem.

The Director of Parks and Recycling says that despite some places closing down, people are still finding things to do.

The goal is to have those trails cleared before the end of summer.