North Florida

Ichetucknee Springs State Park

It’s no secret that Florida is full of some stunning springs, and Ichetucknee Springs State Park is no exception. This gorgeous freshwater spring flows into one of the most pristine spring-fed rivers in the state, the Ichetucknee River. This park is a haven for paddling and swimming. It’s also home to some gorgeous trails and …

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Gainesville, FL Travel Guide

Gainesville is a city in North Central Florida best known as the home of the Florida Gators at the University of Florida. But this eclectic city lives up to its slogan: “where nature and culture meet.” Here you can experience a variety of unique places and activities that make it worth a trip! Gainesville is …

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Big Shoals State Park

Big Shoals State Park in North Florida offers visitors a rare opportunity to see rapids and waterfalls in Florida. The shoals at the park are unique geological formations created by the swift flow of water over rocky limestone outcroppings. As the state’s largest whitewater rapids, the shoals are a stunning sight to behold with sparkling …

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Ravine Gardens State Park

Ravine Gardens State Park in Palatka, FL feels like stepping into another state. On the trails you’ll encounter elevation changes, two suspension bridges, stone stairs, roots, observation platforms, and more. But what the park is best-known for is the spectacular azalea bloom each February. Azaleas line the entire ravine, blanketing the trails with pink blossoms. …

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Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is a unique Florida state park just outside of Gainesville. The park encompasses over 21,000 acres of Florida wetlands and prairie, miles of hiking trails and a campground. This park has three entrances: the main entrance with the majority of trails and activities, the La Chua Trail & Alachua Sink …

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