Holiday (and Everyday!) Shopping at Base and Range in Madison, Florida

Welcome to Madison, one of Natural North Florida’s most scenic small towns.  Located in Madison County, just south of the Florida/Georgia line, Madison is an exciting place to spend a day of holiday (or any day!) shopping and dining. Expect bargains galore, year-round, at Madison’s many antique shops! Even if you don’t make it to …

Shop Waldo’s Antique Village For Unique Holiday (Or ANY Day) Items!

Waldo’s Antique Village is located just north of Waldo in northern Alachua County, Florida.  When you enter the grounds, and if you have blinders on your eyes and look straight ahead into the Farmers’ Market, you might miss the shop and the display of antique farm machinery and the log cabin, to your left.  But …

Small Town Escape: Newberry in Western Alachua County

Many consider Newberry to be a “suburb” of busy Gainesville, the county seat of Alachua County, Florida.  Located at the crossroads of US27 and SR26, it seems Newberry is often overlooked by folks traveling through the downtown.   Newberry’s official Main Street is US27, but it’s along east/west SR26 (Newberry Road/University Avenue if you’re heading west …

Take A Walking Tour of Historic Micanopy in Alachua County, FL

Founded in 1822, Micanopy, FL is the oldest inland settlement in the state.  And it’s still an interesting place to spend a day, just walking and shopping in the many antique and collectable shops found there.  Located about 15 miles south of Gainesville, Micanopy is located between two prominent prehistoric lake beds, Paynes Prairie and …

Lunch at The Florida Cafe In Downtown Micanopy

After a hard day of antiquing, treat yourself to a late lunch at the Florida Cafe in downtown Micanopy.  A small cafe with lovely porch seating, the Florida Cafe serves soups, salads, and sandwiches to hungry customers every day.  The BLT is especially good, with perfectly cooked crisp bacon and fresh red tomatoes.  The tables …

Beat the Holiday Shopping Rush, and Go Antiquing in Micanopy!

Just a few minutes outside of Gainesville, Historic Micanopy is a great way to spend the day for those who have any interest in antiques.  The street is lined with little cafes and antique shops, and each store specializes in a different type of antique so there is something to interest everyone.  For those who …