Visit The La Chua Trail and Alachua Sink at Payne’s Prairie State Park

Paynes Prairie is biologically, geologically and historically unique. This park became Florida´s first state preserve in 1971 and is now designated as a National Natural Landmark. Noted artist and naturalist William Bartram called it the great Alachua Savannah when he wrote about his visit to the prairie in 1774. Depending on the season you visit …

Don’t Miss The 41st Annual Micanopy Fall Festival, October 31 and November 1, 2015

If you’re looking for something to do over Halloween weekend in the Gainesville/Alachua County area, you can go wrong at the annual Micaonopy Fall Festival.    For the past 40 years, thousands have gathered under the old oak trees for the Micanopy Fall Festival. The festival is sponsored by a committee comprised of fifteen local …

Hike, Bike and Camp at Paynes Prairie State Park’s South Side, in Alachua County, Florida

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is biologically, geologically and historically unique. The park became Florida´s first state preserve in 1971 and is now designated as a National Natural Landmark. Noted artist and naturalist William Bartram called it the great Alachua Savannah when he wrote about his visit to the prairie in 1774. The State Park …

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 …

Re-Live The Past at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park Near Gainesville

Located in Cross Creek, just a short drive from Gainesville (and historic Micanopy), the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park is a look back into the time when the famous author penned classics like her Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Yearling.  The Rawlings home at Cross Creek has been restored and is of interest to …

Bike Florida Horse Country & Springs Tour, April 19-24, 2015

This All-Inclusive Tour should be fun.  20 riders will get to visit Gainesville, High Springs, Micanopy, Cross Creek and lots of spots in-between.  There’s even a Pedal & Paddle event planned on Day 4 (April 23rd) on the Ichetucknee River! Here’s what’s included: Hotel Accommodation (double occupancy) Restaurant Meals Full SAG and Luggage Support Sweep …

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 …