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Get Outdoors!

Gainesville, and really all of Alachua County, might just be an outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination.

With world-class fishing, snorkeling, canoeing, tubing and kayaking, there’s always plenty to do on the water. On land, those so inclined may enjoy birding, hiking, biking, fishing and pretty much everything else under the sun.

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Morningside Nature Center

Morningside Nature Center

3540 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32641
352-393-8240 |
La Chua Trail

Paynes Prairie – La Chua Trail

4801 Camp Ranch Rd
Gainesville, FL 32641
352-466-3397 |
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

100 Savannah Blvd
Micanopy, FL 32667
352-466-3397 |
Poe Springs in High Springs

Poe Springs Park

28800 NW 182nd Ave
High Springs, FL 32643
352-264-6868 |
River Rise Preserve State Park

River Rise Preserve State Park

373 SW US Hwy 27
High Springs, FL 32643
386-454-1853 |
San Falasco forest

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

12720 NW 109 Ln
Alachua, FL 32615
386-462-7905 |
Solar Walk sign

Solar Walk

NW 8th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32605
View of Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Sweetwater Wetlands Park

35 SW Williston Rd
Gainesville, FL 32641
352-393-8520 |
Watermelon Pond Park Wetlands

Watermelon Pond

10700 SW 250th St
Newberry, FL 32669
352-264-6868 |