An Ecotourism Company Providing Interpretive Hiking Tours in the Backcountry Wilderness of Gainesville's Own Backyard.

Escape into the solitude of Alachua County's wilderness! Let Gainesville Ecotours take you on a guided hike or autodrive where you will enjoy peace and solitude, fresh air, get some exercise, and learn about Florida's natural communities and wildlife. A few miles south east of Gainesville is the Cross Creek area that Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings made famous in her aptly named novel, "Cross Creek." Here you will find 16,000 acres of conservation land owned by the St. Johns River Water Management District. The District primarily purchases wetlands and upland buffers to protect water resources. They maintain them as close to their natural state as possible, therefore there are no restrooms, pavement, or gate keepers. However there are few people, no commotion, and no cars either! Let Gainesville Ecotours take you to these conservation areas and small town. We have one to three mile hikes, an auto drive ecotour for those who want to be out in nature, but don't prefer walking, and a Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings tour that includes a hike near her home, a visit to her grave site, and a guided tour of her home, which is now an historic state park. Cap off these tours with a country lunch at The Yearling Restaurant in Cross Creek, Blue Highway pizza, or The Pearl Country BBQ in Micanopy for a nice morning outing.

Tours & Transfers: Group Tours

Admission: $10-$25

Days Open: Check website for tour dates

This attraction should take approx: (hours): 1 to 3 hours

Payment Options: Cash Only, Mastercard, Visa