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Explore North Florida’s San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

December 22, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State ParkNorth Flordia’s San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park is more than just a great place to hike, bike, and horseback riding. The park is the site of a historic Spanish mission, limestone sinkholes, and one of the few remaining mature forests in Florida.

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park is well known for its hiking and mountain biking opportunities. In fact, the park’s 30 miles of bike trails have made it one of Florida’s top mountain biking destinations. But that’s just one tiny aspect of this amazing North Florida park.

What many visitors may not realize is that the park has a long and fascinating history – from the ground up!

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park’s unique karst geology riddles the area with hundreds of limestone pools and sinkholes. Nearby Warren’s Cave provides a dry look under the earth while all the park’s known stone pockets serve as drainage.

This unique karst topography of hills, valleys, and limestone outcrops provides ideal conditions for many species of trees and plants that you’ll not find any farther south. Bobcats, white-tailed deer, gray foxes, turkeys, and a variety of songbirds make the park their home. It’s a wonderful place to see and photograph wildlife and wildflowers.

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The 36th Annual Gainesville Downtown Festival & Art Show

October 13, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Gainesville Downtown Festival & Art Show 2017Get set for the 36th annual Gainesville Downtown Festival & Art Show! Art, live music and entertainment, food, and more! November 11th and 12th, 2017 in Gainesville , FL.

Gainesville’s annual Downtown Festival & Art Show transforms downtown Gainesville for two days into an outdoor art gallery. 240 of the nation’s most talented artists display their original works for appreciation and sale. Oil, acrylic, and vibrant watercolor paintings, sculpture in a variety of mediums, ceramics, fiber art, photography, and more.

Gainesville is recognized as north central Florida’s cultural center and the Gainesville Downtown Festival & Art Show is one of the top, juried fine art shows in the nation. The area’s most talented artists apply to compete for $20,000 in cash prizes and awards.

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Come Meet The Animals at Single Vision Wildlife Sanctuary!

May 22, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Single Vision Wildlife SanctuaryLions, Tigers, and Bears: alright! When you visit Single Vision Wildlife Sanctuary in Melrose, FL you’ll be face to face with lions, tigers, bears, and much more!

At a normal zoo, you may see a tiger or it’s cubs but they’re often waaaaaay over there beyond a moat. At Single Vision, you are up close and personal with many of the animals. For many, it is the closest you’ll ever come to an such a big, exotic animal.

Single Vision is a wildlife sanctuary dedicated to the conservation of endangered species. A big part of their mission is educating the public about our planet’s endangered ecosystems. One way to do that is to let people get close enough to these big animals to look them in the eye and – maybe – gain compassionate insight. If you already have it, so much the better your experience!

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Discover Relaxation and Recreation At Hampton Lake Florida

August 22, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Relax and recreate at Hampton Lake FloridaHampton Lake, located between between Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida, is an 822-acre, natural cypress lake. Its cool, spring-fed waters are perfect for all kinds of recreating and relaxing.

Just 7 miles south of Starke, Fl on Highway 301, Hampton Lake is an oasis for those looking to cool off and relax. Fishing, swimming, and spectacular sunsets are just the beginning. Beyond exciting fishing retreats for bass and bream, the public boat ramp gives access to the lake’s surface.

Our Florida lakefront B&B, Hampton Lake Bed & Breakfast, is here, nestled on 60 acres of open field with 180 feet of waterfront and a dock. A stay with us opens up opportunities to stroll through the fields, fish off the dock, take a swim, or just relax to the sounds of nature.

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