• Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

    Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is one of North Florida’s many pristine natural springs. The crystal clear, 72-degree fresh water is perfect for swimming, snorkeling and paddling. And it’s the newest Florida State Park! North Florida is known for its…

  • Florida U-Pick Blueberries at Red, White and Blues Farm

    Head to Red, White and Blues Farm in Williston, FL for U-Pick blueberries, peaches, sunflowers and more during the Spring season. The farm is less than 30 minutes outside of Gainesville and Ocala. Hurry because the blueberry season will be…

  • Step Back in Time at Dudley Farm Historic State Park

    This historic hidden gem just outside Gainesville, FL is an authentic working Florida farm that showcases what life was like on a 19th century farm. At Dudley Farm Historic State Park you can enjoy walking through nature or immerse yourself…

  • San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

    Enjoy the peace and quiet of one of Florida’s largest mature hardwood forests on the trails of San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park. The 7,360-acre preserve provides plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking and horseback riding. San Felasco Hammock Preserve State…

  • Sweetwater Wetlands Park

    Sweetwater Wetlands Park offers a unique way to experience nature in Gainesville, FL, but is also important to the health of Florida’s water and other ecosystems. The park was created in 2015 to improve the water quality of wetlands in…

  • 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. Wildlife Viewing and Hiking One of the…

  • How to See Manatees in Florida

    Manatees are one of Florida’s most beloved animals, and many people visit Florida hoping to see manatees during their trip. These gentle giants spend most of their lives grazing and floating around Florida’s springs and rivers. If you’re looking to…

  • Florida Summer Food Festivals 2019

    It’s June in Florida which means it’s time for summer barbecues and cold drinks in the shade. Trying to escape the heat during the summer usually leads to hanging out at the pool, the beach or river. But Florida has…