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 …

San Felasco Hammock: Two Hikes, One Great Trip

San Felasco Hammock is a 7000 acre preserve that hosts one of the few remaining mature forests in the state of Florida.  Located just outside of Gainesville, San Felasco makes a great day trip for casual hikers and pet owners.  There are two different trail options on the North Side of the Park, the Moonshine …

Nature Coast State Trail Part 3: Fanning Springs to Trenton

Part 1: Fanning Springs to Cross City Part 2: Fanning Springs to Chiefland The Nature Coast State trail is a 32 mile trail that runs through Dixie, Gilchrist, and Levy counties.  For casual bikers, the trail is easily divided into three shorter pieces.  The third and final chunk of the trail is a 7 mile …

Nature Coast State Trail Part 2: Fanning Springs to Chiefland

Part 1: Fanning Springs to Cross City The Nature Coast State Trail follows the track of a former railroad, and the 32 mile trail can be divided up into three separate mini-trails perfect for casual bikers and hikers.  Part one of this series covers the 12 mile track from Fanning Springs to Cross City and can …

Post-Thanksgiving Family Fun: The Gainesville-Hawthorne trail

Thanksgiving, a day of indulgence, a huge feast with friends and family where the average American eats nearly three times as much as they normally would.  The day before is usually spent in half-starved anticipation, and the day after is usually spent rolling around in regret and thinking that perhaps that extra serving of sweet-potato casserole wasn’t …

Devil’s Millhopper State Geological Site

Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park is located in Alachua County just outside of Gainesville, Florida and is an amazing place to visit year round.  It is one of the largest sinkholes in the state, at 120 feet deep and 500 feet across at the top.  A wooden boardwalk provides access to the bottom of the sink, and …