Day Trip Idea: “Plinking” For Free at Lake City’s Osceola Gun and Archery Range

  Located near downtown Lake City, the Lewis D. Whitacre shooting range is a free and open to the public.  It offers covered 25, 50 and 200 yard target ranges for rifles and pistols, as well as an archery range with a high stand.  The range is open during daylight hours, but may be closed …

Small Town Escape: Follow That Dream Down Highway 40 to Yankeetown, Florida

If you’re driving north or south on US19/98 and find yourself in the village of Inglis, near the highway’s intersection with the Withlacoochee River, be sure to turn west on SR40, locally known as “Follow That Dream Parkway”.    Yes, Elvis was there in 1961 filming Follow That Dream, one of his most successful movies, putting …

Welcome to the Swamplands

Nestled among the wet marshlands and lush forestry of the north-central region of Florida is Alachua County. This county is different from its northern Florida neighbors, as it boasts both earthy terrain and urban city life. It’s home to some of the state’s most well-known parks and landmarks, such as Paynes Prairie and Kanapaha Gardens. …