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9 Parks to explore in Alachua County

Alachua County

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

Boulware Springs Park
Boulware Springs Park3300 SE 15th St, Gainesville, FL 32641, USA

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

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park4732 Millhopper Rd, Gainesville, FL 32653, USA

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park is only 71 acres (29 ha), but three distinct ecological environments exist in the park, depending on the amount of sun, fire, and water it receives.

Dudley Farm Historic State Park
Dudley Farm Historic State Park18730 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL 32669, USA

The Dudley Farm Historic State Park (Florida) is a U.S. historic district and museum park in Newberry, Florida.

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail
Gainesville-Hawthorne State TrailGainesville-Hawthorne State Trail, Gainesville, FL, USA

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.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park18700 S, Co Rd 325, Cross Creek, FL 32640, USA

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park lies on the east shore of Orange Lake, just south of the village of Cross Creek.

Morningside Nature Center
Morningside Nature Center3540 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32641, USA

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.

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park100 Savannah Blvd, Micanopy, FL 32667, USA

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is a Florida State Park. The area is crossed by both I-75 and U.S. 441 (which has a scenic outlook ramp).

Poe Springs Park
Poe Springs Park28800 NW 182nd Ave, High Springs, FL 32643, USA

Poe Springs Park is located about 3 miles west of High Springs, Florida. It is is 202 acres in size.

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park11101 Millhopper Rd, Gainesville, FL 32653, USA

In the San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park are feral pigs, bobcats, white-tailed deer, gray foxes, wild turkeys, and several species of songbirds.

Map of Parks to explore in Alachua County