Take a Long Bike Ride–Or a Short One–On Natural North Florida’s Cycling Routes

If you’re a bicyclist, our Natural North Florida region offers 32 excellent rides–long and short.  Many are on bike-laned roads and others follow routes originally used by the railroads and logging trucks. All our routes can be accessed and ridden using the BikeWithGPS app on your smartphone. Unlock the power and utility of our routes by …

Natural North Florida Ultimate Springs Guide Now ONLINE

Our Natural North Florida region has a greater concentration of freshwater springs than almost any area its size in the world.  Ranging from smaller springs along the Suwannee, Withlacoochee and Santa Fe Rivers to major springs bubbling up in what looks like dry land, our springs provide incredible opportunities to snorkelers, swimmers and paddlers.  And …

Get In The Fall Spirit at Newberry Corn Maze, Newberry, Florida

….laugh by day.. SCREAM by Night—that’s the motto at Newberry’s Cornfield Maze in western Alachua County.  Located at 20015 West Newberry Road, the Halloween-themed attraction is open until October 29, 2016.  The hours are 5-11PM Friday, 3-11PM Saturday and 2-5PM Sunday.  You can get tickets online or at the gate (cash only).  Admission for adults …

Gainesville’s “Free Fridays” Concert Series–Lots of Family Fun!

                Each summer and fall, Downtown Gainesville comes alive every Friday night from 8-10 pm as our local and regional bands and performing arts are showcased under the stars. Each year thousands come out to enjoy the FREE live concerts and shows in a family friendly environment.  For …

Cofrin Nature Park: Get Outside in Gainesville

Located in the middle of Gainesville off of 8th avenue, just across from the Gainesville Health and Fitness Center is a 30 acre strip of land called the Cofrin Nature Park.  The park offers a 1/2 mile trail for hiking which goes through several different habitats including hardwood hammocks and seepage wetlands.  The wetlands are …