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Canoeing & Kayaking
A place to call home.
Name an outdoor activity, and we'll give you a park to play in. Walk, ride a bike, hike, canoe, swim, picnic, or even camp. All over Alachua County, world-class venues exist big enough to contain even the most enthusiastic
. Places like
are as beautiful as their names are interesting. But the main attraction is definitely
, Florida's first state preserve park and a true natural wonder. Almost 300 types of animals and
can be seen here, including bison, wild horses, and alligators. There are also roadways and trails throughout the preserve, commonly used for biking and hiking activities. It's well worth the 20-minute drive from downtown Gainesville. Closer in, there are more parks to enjoy Gainesville's unique mix of nature, culture and leisure.
where nature and culture meet
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