Lake Butler, Florida–One of Natural North Florida’s Hidden Treasures

Florida’s Union County isn’t big.  In fact, it was originally part of several other counties, and its history can be confusing.  In an effort to simplify matters and not “rewrite history”, here’s a direct quote from the county’s current website: “The area that is now Union County, Florida was originally part of St. Johns County …

Take a Ride in Bicycle-Friendly Lake Butler, in Union County, Florida

If you’re looking for a quiet, low-key place to have a leisurely bicycle ride, head to Lake Butler, in Florida’s Union County.  Union County is small and rural, but there are plenty of sights to see from either the Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail or the not-very-busy city streets.  The trail’s western terminus is in downtown …