Now that winter is officially behind us, it’s time to take advantage of the warmer weather and explore our great city! Here’s a few ideas to get you and your family out and about this spring.
Take a walk around Paynes Prairie and check out the gators sunning themselves on the shores.
Go bird watching in Loblolly Woods, a 159-acre forested open space featuring multiple paths and boardwalks.
Have a picnic in Boulware Springs Park, which has a 19th century waterworks building and a natural spring.
Take a walk, jog or bike ride on the 16-mile Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail, a paved path free of cars and surrounded by trees and fields.
Visit the Harn Art Museum and Florida Museum of Natural History, which has a spectacular and beautiful Butterfly Garden.
Check out the incredible 500-foot-wide, 120-foot deep sinkhole at Devil’s Millhopper.
Take your children to the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, many of whose graduates go on to work at Disney’s Wild Kingdom!
Visit the animals at the Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation.