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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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Gum Root Park

Gum Root Park

7300 NE 27th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609
352-334-5067 |
Splash Park

Hal Brady Recreation Complex

14300 NW 146 Ter
Alachua, FL 32615
386-462-0145 |
John Mahon Nature Park

John Mahon Nature Park

4101 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL 32607
352-334-5067 |
Flowers at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

4700 SW 58th Dr
Gainesville, FL 32608
352-372-4981 |
Grassy field and creek with sunsetting behind trees

Little Orange Creek Nature Park

24115 SE Hawthorne Rd
Hawthorne, FL 32640
(352) 359-2603 |
Loblolly Woods Nature Park

Loblolly Woods

3315 NW 5th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32607
352-334-5067 |
Lubee bat

Lubee Bat Conservancy

1309 NW 192nd Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609
352-485-1250 |
Historic home and car at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

18700 S CR 325
Hawthorne, Cross Creek, FL 32640
352-466-3672 |
horses

Mill Creek Farm

20307 NW CR 235A
Alachua, FL 32615
386-462-1001 |
MLK Jr. Multi-purpose Recreation Center

MLK Center

1028 NE 14TH St
Gainesville, FL 32601
352-393-5053 |
Morningside Nature Center

Morningside Nature Center

3540 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32641
352-393-8240 |
O'Leno State Park

O’Leno State Park

410 SE O'Leno Park Rd
High Springs, FL 32643
386-454-1853 |