Begin Your Cycling Adventure at Gainesville’s New Depot Park

At first glance, Gainesville’s new Depot Park seems to be just a great big playground.  It is, but for adults as well as kids.  The formerly-semi-industrial site of the Gainesville train depot, located on South Main Street, is also the Trail Head for the Gainesville-Hawthorne Bike/Hike trail that follows an old railroad route. The trail …

William Bartram Heritage Day, 3/5/16, Hawthorne, FL

  An invitation from the organizers: “Join us for an exciting day planned at Little Orange Creek Nature Park in Hawthorne at the 4th Annual William Bartram Day. The event will feature William Bartram in costume and first person giving a fascinating talk for both adults and children.   Live music, native plant sales, storytelling, booths …

Visit Island Grove Wine Company’s New Tasting House Near Gainesville, Florida

The newly-opened (2015) Island Grove Wine Company Tasting House is probably the most exciting thing that’s happened to the the small crossroads settlement at Island Grove, FL in years!  That said, realize that Island Grove is a peaceful little place that time forgot when US301 as almost abandoned by travelers due to the construction of …

Meet Baseball Great Wade Boggs, Saturday, October 31 at Island Grove Wine Company, Alachua County, FL

What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!  Yes, to all you Gator and Seminole fans, it’s all about football.  But before you get locked down in front of the family TV, why not head east from Gainesville to visit the new Island Grove Wine Company Tasting House and a chance to  meet Baseball …

Island Grove Blueberry Festival, Saturday May 16, 2015

>>>BLUE BERRY FEST 2015 SATURDAY MAY 16. IN ISLAND GROVE 8am – 4pm<<< Fun for the Whole Family! Delicious Florida foods, blueberry bake sale, arts and crafts vendors. Kids activities and entertainment, old time activities ( cow drop, turkey shoot, etc.) blueberries and plants. Proceeds benefit Cross Creek Volunteer Fire Department 21921 S HWY 301 …