A wander along Lake Wauberg to the symphony of Archie Carr’s favorite frogs brought memories flooding back of gentler times.
Encompassing more than 5,700 acres, Barr Hammock Preserve near Gainesville includes an expansive wetland area, the Levy Prairie, an excellent birding destination.
Home of the University of Florida, Gainesville has many small urban parks with trails. Surrounded by larger natural lands, it is one of the best bike-friendly cities in Florida.
Here at the Herlong Mansion enjoying breakfast while looking out over orange trees and azaleas. Starting a few days of meanders through North Florida in search of geocaches along some of the region’s most spectacular trails, with the La Chua Trail at Paynes Prairie first on the list. Stay tuned!
At Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, docents in 1940s dress take you through the living and working space of this Pulitzer-winning novelist beloved by regional historians for her accurate depictions of rural North Florida.
On sacred ground set aside by the town of Micanopy, the Micanopy Native American Heritage Preserve honors the site of an ancient village and burial mound on the high ground above Lake Tuscawilla
Ocala is surrounded by more than 200 miles of hiking trails, including two large segments of the Florida Trail along the Cross Florida Greenway and through the Ocala National Forest.
At Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, bison and wild horse roam free amid one of the state’s largest and northernmost grasslands, a shallow basin cradled in a park 21,000 acres in size.
Offering hiking trails in the deep shade of the floodplain of Prairie Creek near Gainesville, Prairie Creek Preserve is a beauty spot provided to the public by the Alachua Conservation Trust
Protecting nearly 600 acres on the rim of Tuscawilla Prairie, a complex of wetlands along the edge of Florida’s oldest inland city, Micanopy, Tuscawilla Preserve is an excellent birding destination.