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Florida Racing School – The FIRM Rally & Motorsport

August 31, 2018 by Corey A Edwards

The FIRM - Florida Racing SchoolIf you’re looking to get into motorsports or are just wanting to get back out onto the track, The FIRM Florida racing school in Starke, Florida has what you’re looking for – and then some!

The Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park (FIRM) is one of the area’s many popular attractions. The North Florida racing school is a motorsports heaven with 6, expert-designed, European-style rally stages with 14 miles of diverse tracks, trails, and road courses.

No wonder The FIRM is known as North Central Florida’s premier action sports facility!

Best of all, it’s less than 15 minutes drive from our North Florida B&B, Hampton Lake Bed & Breakfast.

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Bradford Sportsmen’s Farm NWTF Sporting Clays Challenge

April 13, 2018 by Corey A Edwards

Bradford Sportsmen’s Farm NWTF Sporting Clays Challenge May 2018Bradford Sportsmen’s Farm is hosting the NWTF Sporting Clays Challenge May 4th through the 6th, 2018. This sporting clay tournament is NSCA registered and will help raise money for the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Bradford Sportsmen’s Farm is a family owned shooting facility, located just ten minutes down the road from our North Central Florida B&B, in Graham, FL. Bradford Sportsmen’s Farm hosts NSCA registered sporting clays tournaments each month. They also offer classes, a pro shop, and a club house with refreshments.

The NWTF Sporting Clays Challenge scheduled for May 4th through the 6th, 2018 is a 200-target, sporting clays championship. The event is open to NSCA and Hunter Classes, with 5-stand, sub-gauge, FITASC, Pump, and SXS events. 12 gauge, preliminary.

The shoot will help raise money for the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). The National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973 with a mission to save the wild turkey and support hunter’s rights using science-based conservation. Attending this shoot is both a vote for conservation AND hunting. A win win, in other words.

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Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The Florida Museum of Natural History

October 23, 2017 by Corey A Edwards

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The Florida Museum of Natural HistoryThe Florida Museum of Natural History is celebrating their centennial with a very special exhibit showcasing some of the museum’s most unique, fascinating, and treasured objects. “Rare, Beautiful & Fascinating: 100 Years @FloridaMuseum” is a must see event – September 23rd, 2017 to January 7th, 2018.

The Florida Museum of Natural History is always worth a visit, as we’ve noted before but for the 100th Anniversary, they’ve really pulled all the stops out. Though the museum dates back to the late 1890s, it didn’t move to Gainesville until 1917. This anniversary celebrates that move, the accomplishments of the last century, and looks forward to the next 100 years.

The museum has been contemplating how to celebrate the centennial for many years. They finally decided on an exhibit of the museum’s finest work from the last 100 years. That sounds simple enough but, with a museum as large and as old as this, how do you choose?

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Explore The Florida Museum of Natural History

April 28, 2017 by Corey A Edwards

The Florida Museum of Natural HistoryThere are always a ton of fun and fresh things to do in Northern Florida. One attraction in the Starke area that seems to have something for everyone is The Florida Museum of Natural History.

The Florida Museum of Natural History, located on the University of Florida campus, treats visitors to a variety of permanent and rotating exhibits. The museum contains more than 34 million specimens and artifacts, including one of the world’s largest collections of butterflies and moths.

In a bit of synchronicity, one of the most popular attractions at the museum is the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit.

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Visit Mill Creek Farm – Florida’s Retirement Home For Horses!

December 19, 2016 by Corey A Edwards

Mill Creek Farm - Florida's Retirement Home For HorsesMany people head to Florida when they retire – but horses? Yep! Horses like to retire here, too. Well, they do if they’re lucky enough to wind up at Mill Creek Farm, North Florida’s Retirement Home For Horses!

Mill Creek Farm is a nonprofit equine sanctuary that was founded in 1983 by Peter and Mary Gregory. The couple got the idea from a trip to England where they discovered a “vacation” farm for London’s cart and carriage horses. Once a year, the animals were given a two-week break from their jobs on the city streets. Those two weeks were the only time these animals saw a pasture.

The experience was very affecting.

When the Gregory’s retired, some years later, they decided to open a horse retirement farm of their own – and Mill Creek Farm was born.

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