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Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail - Things to Know Before Visiting

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail, Gainesville, FL, USA

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About Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail

The Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail is a protected state park with a length of 16 miles (26 km) running from the Boulware Springs Water Works in Gainesville to Hawthorne.


Attractions Near Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail

Boulware Springs Park
Boulware Springs Park3.06km from Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail

As well as picnic facilities, there is an area to park and unload horses to ride along the state trail at Bolware Springs Park.

Morningside Nature Center
Morningside Nature Center5.45km from Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail

Morningside Nature Center occupies a 416-acre park. Along with the farm and nature centre, Morningside Nature Center's hiking trails explore sandhill ecosystems, pine Flatwoods, bayhead swamps, and cypress domes.

Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention
Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention5.9km from Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail

The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention is named after Dr. Robert Cade, the lead inventor of Gatorade, and reflects his philosophy of combining science and art in a way that is "purposeful creativity".

Matheson History Museum
Matheson History Museum6.25km from Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail

Matheson History Museum building, formerly an American Legion hall, opened in 1994 as a museum

Lake Alice
Lake Alice8.8km from Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail

On the University of Florida campus, there is a small lake called Lake Alice. Gainesville's lake is a wildlife area and one of the few places in the city where one can see live alligators.

Florida Museum of Natural History-Exhibits
Florida Museum of Natural History-Exhibits9.25km from Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail

As the official natural history museum of Florida, the Florida Museum of Natural History was chartered in 1917 by the Florida Legislature.

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Discover More Attractions in Alachua County, Where Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail Is Located

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Gainesville is the chief metropolitan area for Alachua County. It is known for its diverse culture, local music, and artisans.

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