Monthly Archives: December 2017

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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It’s Time For Hoggetowne Medieval Faire 2018

December 15, 2017 by Corey A Edwards

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire 2018Don’t miss the 32nd annual return of one of North Florida’s most beloved traditions. Hoggetowne Medieval Faire 2018 will be at the Alachua County Fairgrounds January 27th-28th and February 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2018.

The theme of Hoggetowne Medieval Faire 2018 is “The Adventures of Robin Hood.” This year’s events will feature a living chess match between Robin Hood and his Merry Men against Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire offers. 9 stages and a host of wandering performers. Jousting knights, jugglers, falconers, magicians, musicians, belly dancers, and more. Follow the day’s scheduled entertainment or simply play it by ear and enjoy the sights and sounds as they come.

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