Gainesville Weather

               Natural & Human History Museums & Historical Sites
Archer Railroad & Historical Museum (Archer)   www.afn.org/~archer/depot010.htm
Bailey Plantation House (Gainesville)   http://historic.alachua.fl.us
Black Heritage Trail  

Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park (World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Desert Storm) (Starke)   http://30thinfantry.org/blanding.shtml 
Cedar Key Museum (Cedar Key)   www.floridastateparks.org/cedarkeymuseum   
Chambers Farm (Fort McCoy)   www.chambersfarm.org
Columbia County Historical Museum (Lake City)   www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1160263
Dudley Farm Historic Site State Park (Newberry)  
Florida Museum of Natural History (University of Florida, Gainesville)   www.flmnh.ufl.edu   
Florida Heritage Trail   www.originalflorida.org  
Haile Homestead at Kanapaha Plantation Historic Site (Gainesville) www.hailehomestead.org 
Hawthorne Historical Museum (Hawthorne)   www.hawthorneflorida.org/museum.htm
Kanapaha Park – A Walk Through Time (War Memorial, Gainesville)
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Historic Site (8 acres, Cross Creek)
Matheson Museum and Historical Center (Library and Archives, Gainesville) 

Micanopy Historical Society Museum (Micanopy)  www.afn.org/~micanopy 
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park (Civil War Battlefield,
            Re-enactment Festival each February, Olustee)   www.floridastateparks.org


            Art and Crafts Museums and Galleries
Appleton Museum of Art (Ocala)  
Artisan's Guild Gallery (Gainesville)   www.artisansguildgallery.com
Eleanor Blair Art Studio (Gainesville)   www.eleanorblairstudio.com
Fred Bear Archery Museum (Gainesville) www.lostparks.com/fredbear.html  
High Springs Gallery (High Springs)   www.highspringsgallery.com
Landscapes Art Studio (High Springs) http://landscapesartstudio.com
Levy County Quilt Museum (Chiefland)  
Lost Art Gallery (Gainesville)  
McIntyre Stained Glass Studio & Art Gallery (Gainesville)   www.mcintyrestudio.com
Melrose Bay Art Gallery (Melrose)   www.mbgallery.smugsmug.com
Micanopy Log Cabin Gallery (Micanopy)  
Peaceful Images Art Gallery (Gainesville)  
Santa Fe Community College Galleries (Gainesville)  

Shady Oak Gallery (Micanopy)   www.shadyoak.com
Tench Artist Studios (Gainesville)  
Thomas Center Galleries (Gainesville)  
Thornebrook Gallery (Gainesville)   www.thornebrookgallery.com
UF Focus Gallery (University of Florida, Gainesville)   www.arts.ufl.edu/galleries

UF Grinter Gallery (University of Florida, Gainesville)  
UF Institute of Black Culture (African-American and Caribbean Art, U of F, Gainesville)   www.ufl.edu
UF Reitz Union Gallery (University of Florida, Gainesville)   www.arts.ufl.edu/galleries
UF Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art (University of Florida, Gainesville)  
UF University Gallery (University of Florida, Gainesville)   www.arts.ufl.edu/galleries 
                   Performing Arts Centers and Theaters
Acrosstown Repertory Theater ( Gainesville)   www.acrosstown.org
All Children's Theater (Gainesville)   www.afn.org/~act/ACT.htm
Civic Media Center (Gainesville)   www.civicmediacenter.org
Dance Alive! (State Touring Company of Florida, Gainesville)   www.dancealive.org
Gainesville Ballet Theatre (Gainesville)   www.gainesvilleballettheatre.org   
Gainesville Community Playhouse Vam York Theater (Gainesville)   www.gcplayhouse.org
High Springs Community Theatre (High Springs)   www.hsct.com
Hippodrome State Theater (Gainesville)  
Priest Theater in High Springs   
Santa Fe Community College Planetarium (Gainesville)   www.sfcc.edu/planetarium
Santa Fe Community College Playhouse (Gainesville)   www.santafe.cc.fl.us
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (600 acres, Live Oak)   www.musicliveshere.com
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center Park (White Springs)   www.floridastateparks.org/stephenfoster
Suwannee Valley Players (Chief Theater, Chiefland)   www.svplayers.com
UF Astronomy Observatory (University of Florida, Gainesville)   www.astro.ufl.edu
UF Constans Theater (University of Florida, Gainesville)   www.arts.ufl.edu/theatreanddance
UF Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (U of F, Gainesville   www.performingarts.ufl.edu 
UF Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion (U of F, Gainesville)   www.arts.ufl.edu/theatreanddance
UF Phillips Center Black Box Theatre (University of Florida, Gainesville)

               Sports Venues (Stadiums, Arenas, Racetracks)
Alachua County Fairgrounds (128 acres, Gainesville)   www.alachuacounty.us  and  www.alachuacountyfair.org
Alfred A. McKethan Stadium at Perry Field (Gator Baseball, U of F, Gainesville)

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field (“The Swamp”) (Gator Football, University of Florida, Gainesville)

Bradford County Fairgrounds (Starke) www.bradfordcountyfair.org
Bronson Motor Speedway (ASA Stock Cars, Bronson) www.bronsonmotorspeedway.com

Canterbury Equestrian Showplase (161 acres, Newberry)   www.canterburyshowplace.com 
Clay County Agricultural Fairgrounds (Green Cove Springs)   www.claycountyfair.org
Columbia County Fairgrounds (Lake City)   www.columbiacountyfair.org

Columbia Motorsports Park (Stock Cars, Ellisville)
Florida Horse Park (Ocala)   www.floridahorsepark.com

Florida Soccer Stadium at Percy Beard Stadium (U of F, Gainesville)   www.gainesvillesportscommission.com 
Gainesville Raceway (NHRA Drag Racing – Gator Nationals, Gainesville)   http://www.gainesvilleraceway.com
Katie Seashole Pressly Softball Stadium (Gator Softball, U of F, Gainesville)

Levy County Fairgrounds (Williston)   www.levycountyfair.com

Ocala Jai Alai Fronton (Jai Alai and Poker, Orange Lake)   www.ocalajaialai.com
Ocala - Marion County Horse Farms & Equestrian Centers  www.ocalamarion.com

Ocala Speedway (Stock Cars, Ocala)  www.ocalaspeedway.com
Percy Beard Stadium at James G. Pressly Stadium (Track & Field, U of F, Gainesville)

Putnam County Speedway Park (Stock Cars, Satsuma)   www.putnamcountyspeedway.com
Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
(Ocala)   www.seyfair.com
Stephen C. O’Connell Center (University of Florida, Gainesville)   www.oconnellcenter.ufl.edu

            Theme Parks
Silver Springs Nature Theme Park (350 acres, Glass Bottom
             Boats, Unique Animals, Ocala)  
Wild Waters Waterpark (Silver Springs, Ocala)   www.wildwaterspark.com 
            Active Recreation Areas and Parks   
Alachua County Park System   www.alachuacounty.us  
Black Prong Equestrian Center (Horse facilities and trails, Bronson)
Blue Springs Park (High Springs)   www.bluespringspark.com
City of Gainesville Park System   www.cityofgainesville.org
Devil's Millhopper Geological Site (huge sinkhole with stairway, Gainesville)
Gainesville – Hawthorne Trail (16 miles, Boulware Springs to Lochloosa to Hawthorne)
Ginnie Springs Outdoors (Campground & Dive Resort, Santa Fe River, High Springs)
Goethe State Forest (53,398 acres, Horse trails, camping, Bronson)
Heart of Florida Scenic Trail (Alachua and Marion Counties)
Ichetucknee Springs State Park (Tubing down the river, Fort White)
Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway (Hiking Trails, Ocala)
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park (Keystone Heights)
Nature Coast Trail (Chiefland - Cross City - Trenton - Fanning Springs)

Poe Springs Park (202 acres, Santa Fe River, High Springs)
Santa Fe River (Canoeing, High Springs)   www.santaferiver.com
Silver River State Park (Silver Springs, Ocala)
Suwannee River Wilderness Trail   www.floridastateparks.org/wilderness   

            Fishing, Boating, Swimming, and Watersports
Many city and county parks and recreation areas have public swimming pools.  Many Active and Passive Recreation Areas have Rivers, Creeks, Lakes, and Ponds where swimming, fishing, canoeing, boating, and tubing are allowed.  The Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico are short drives away.

         www.purewaterwilderness.com      and      www.originalflorida.org

FRESHWATER (Lakes, Ponds, and Rivers)
            The "Lake Region" which includes Earleton, Hampton, Hawthorne, Interlachen, Keystone Heights, Melrose, and Waldo forms a crescent around Gainesville on the east, northeast, and southeast.  There are over 100 lakes of many sizes and descriptions and many have boat ramps.
            Lakes of significant size in the Lake Region near Gainesville are: 
Alto, Ashley, Bass, Bedford, Bream, Brooklyn, Bull Pond, Bundy, Clubhouse, Cowpen, Crystal, Cue, Darkwater, Elizabeth, Gatorbone, Geneva, Georges, Goodson (Round), Goose, Grandin, Halfmoon, Hall, Hampton, Hewitt, Hickory, Jeffords, Kingsley, Lily, Little Orange, Little Santa Fe, Lochloosa, Long, Lowry, McMeekin, Melrose, Moss Lee, Oldfield Pond, Orange, Paradise, Redwater, Rosa, Santa Fe, Serena, Silver, Silver Sands, Smith, Spring, Star, Susan, Varnes, Vause, White Sands, and Winnott.

Other large lakes near Gainesville are:  Butler - Lake Butler, Crosby - Starke, DeLancy - Ocala, Kerr- Ocala, Newnans - Gainesville & Windsor, Ocklawaha - Ocala, Rowell - Starke, Sampson - Starke, Swift Creek - Lake Butler, Tuscawilla - Micanopy, and Watermelon Pond - Archer.

Rivers and large creeks near Gainesville are: 
Ichtucknee, New, Ocklawaha, Orange Creek, Santa Fe, St. Johns, Steinhatchee, Suwannee, and Waccasassa.  The St. Johns and Suwannee Rivers are quite large.  The Suwannee River was made famous by Stephen Foster's folk song "Old Folks at Home" (also known as "Way Down Upon the Swanee River"), which is the State Song of Florida. 
            The Gulf of Mexico is about a 55 mile drive.  The nearest towns are Cedar Key (55 miles), Suwannee (60 miles), Yankeetown (60 miles), Horseshoe Beach (65 miles), Crystal River (65 miles), and Steinhatchee (70 miles).
            The Atlantic Ocean is about a 70 mile drive.  The nearest beaches are Crescent Beach (70 miles), St. Augustine Beach (70 miles), Vilano Beach (70 miles), Marineland (70 miles), Flagler Beach (75 miles), and Jacksonville Beach (75 miles).  Daytona Beach is 90 miles.

            Passive Recreation, Gardens, and Conservation Areas
Alfred A. Ring Park (20 acres on Hogtown Creek, wildflowers, Gainesville)
Austin Cary Memorial Forest (Waldo)   www.sfrc.ufl.edu/facilities.html
Biven's Arm Nature Park (57 acres of oak hammock,marsh, and trail, Gainesville)
            www.cityofgainesville.org/no/facilities/banp.aspx and
Boulware Springs (Gainesville)   www.cityofgainesville.org/no/facilities/bsphw.aspx
Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum (UF Campus, Gainesville)  www.flmnh.ufl.edu/butterflies/
Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve (Cedar Key)   www.floridastateparks.org/cedarkeyscrub

Cofrin Nature Park and Trail (Gainesville)   www.cityofgainesville.org/no/facilities/cnp.aspx
Colclough Pond Audubon Sanctuary (26 acres of pasture and forest, Gainesville)
Fort McCoy Wildlife Area (Fort McCoy)  http://myfwc.com/RECREATION/cooperative/fort_mccoy.asp
Fort White Mitigation Park (1,328 acres, Fort White)  http://myfwc.com/RECREATION/fort_white/default.asp

Greathouse Butterfly Farm  (Earleton)   www.greathousebutterflyfarm.com
Gulf Hammock Wildlife Management Area (26,000 acres, Otter Creek)  www.stateparks.com/gulf_hammock.html

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens (62 acres, Gainesville) www.kanapaha.org
Lochloosa Wildlife Management Area (Hawthorne)  http://myfwc.com/RECREATION/cooperative/lochloosa.asp
Loblolly Woods Nature Area (Hogtown Greenway, Gainesville)  www.cityofgainesville.org/no/facilities/lef.aspx
Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge (53,000 acres, Cedar Key)  www.fws.gov/lowersuwannee
Mill Creek Farm (Horse retirement home, Alachua)   www.millcreekfarm.org
Morningside Nature Center (278 acres, Gainesville)   www.cityofgainesville/no/facilities/mnc.aspx  
Ocala National Forest (383,573 acres, Ocala)  www.fs.fed.us/r8/florida/recreation/index_ocala.shtml
O'Leno State Park (Santa Fe River, High Springs)  www.floridastateparks.org/oleno
Osceola National Forest (200,000 acres, Lake City)  www.fs.fed.us/r8/florida/recreation/index_osc.shtml              
Paynes Prairie State Preserve (22,000 acres of wet prairie and fresh water marsh, Gainesville - Micanopy)

Ravine Gardens State Park (Palatka) www.floridastateparks.org/ravinegardens  
River Rise State Preserve (Santa Fe River, High Springs)   www.floridastateparks.org/riverrise  
San Felasco Hammock State Preserve (7,000 acres, Gainesville - Alachua)
Santa Fe Community College Teaching Zoo (12 acres, Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians, Birds, and Endangered Species from 6 Continents, Gainesville)   http://inst.santafe.cc.fl.us/~zoo 
Shady Oak Butterfly Farm (Brooker)   http://buyabutterfly.com  
Steinhatchee Springs Wildlife Management Area (20,909 acres, Branford)
            Golf Courses  (40 mile radius from Gainesville)
City of Gainesville Ironwood Golf Course (Gainesville)   www.ironwoodgolf.net  or

City of Ocala Municipal Golf Course 1   www.ocalafl.org
City of Ocala Municipal Golf Course 2
(formerly Pine Oaks)   www.ocalafl.org
Chiefland & Country Club (Chiefland)  www.thegolfcourses.net/golfcourses/FL/261.htm
Country Club of Ocala (Ocala)   http://privategolfocala.com   

Gainesville Country Club (Gainesville)  www.gainesvillegolf.cc/sites/courses/view.asp?id=334&page=8312
Golden Hills Golf Club (Ocala)   www.goldenhillscc.com
Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club   www.goldenocala.com

Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club (Gainesville) www.haileplantationgolf.com/index.htm
Keystone Golf & Country Club (Keystone Heights) www.thegolfcourses.net/golfcourses/FL/415.htm
Meadowbrook Golf Club (Gainesville)  www.gainesvillesbestgolf.com
Ocala Palms Golf Club (Ocala)   www.ocalapalms.com
Palatka Municipal Golf Course
(Palatka) www.palatkagolfclub.com
Quail Heights Country Club
(Lake City)   www.thegolfcourses.net/golfcourses/FL/431.htm
Rolling Greens Country Club
(Ocala)  www.golflink.com/golf-courses/course.asp?course=216445
Southern Oaks Golf Club
(Lake City)   www.thegolfcourses.net/golfcourses/FL/430.htm
Starke Municipal Golf Course
(Starke)  www.golflink.com/golf-courses/course.asp?course=224345

Turkey Creek Golf & Country Club (formerly Plantation Oaks, Alachua)   www.plantationoaksgolf.com
University of Florida Mark Bostic Golf Course (Gainesville) www.ufgolfcourse.com/course    
West End Golf Course (Gainesville)   www.westendgolf.com
Williston Golf & Country Club (Williston)  www.thegolfcourses.net/golfcourses/FL/937.htm 
            Tennis Centers
Alachua County (many courts in county parks)   www.alachuacounty.us
City of Gainesville (city parks all over town)   www.cityofgainesville.org  
DB Tennis and Racquet Club (clay and hard, Gainesville) www.dbtennis.com
Joyce Oransky Tennis Center at Westside Park (lighted hard courts, Gainesville)   www.cityofgainesville.org
The 300 Club (clay & hard, Gainesville) http://user.gru.net/The300club/fee.htm
UF Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex (University of Florida, lighted outdoor and indoor courts)
            Shopping Centers and Retail Areas
In addition to the following there are about 50 neighborhood and community
shopping centers in the Gainesville Urban Area.  There are also many more in and
near Ocala, Lake City, Starke, and Palatka.
Butler Plaza (Wal-Mart, Lowes, Target, and over 100 stores on Archer Road Gainesville's "Miracle Mile" and "Restaurant Row")   www.butlerplaza.com
Downtown Alachua (specialty stores and restaurants)   www.cityofalachua.com
Downtown Gainesville (many specialty shops and restaurants) www.cityofgainesville.org
Downtown High Springs (specialty stores and restaurants)   http://city.highsprings.com
Downtown Keystone Heights (retail stores and restaurants)  www.keystoneheights.us
Downtown Newberry (specialty stores and restaurants)  www.cityofnewberryfl.com
Downtown Palatka (retail stores and restaurants)   www.co.putnam.fl.us/palatka
Downtown Starke (retail stores and restaurants)   www.cityofstarke.org
Haile Village Center Shops (Haile Plantation, Gainesville)  www.haileguide.com
Interstate 75 Interchanges (4 retail areas, Gainesville)
Lake City Urban Area (Downtown and shopping centers)   www.lcfla.com  
N.W. 13th Street (Lowes, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, 
            many more stores, Gainesville)
Newberry Road (several shopping centers, Gainesville)
North Main Street ("Automobile Row", Gainesville)
Oaks Mall (Macy's, J.C. Penney, Sears, Dillards, Belk, Linens-N-Things, over
            1 million sq. ft. with
150 stores, Newberry Road, Gainesville)   www.theoaksmall.com
Ocala Urban Area (Downtown and many shopping centers)  www.ocalafl.org
Wal-Mart Super Center (Waldo Road, Northeast Gainesville)   www.walmart.com

Farmer's and Flea Markets
Alachua County Farmer's Market (North Gainesville)   www.441market.com
Bradford Farmer's Market (Starke)   www.BradfordFarmersMarket.com
Butler Plaza Southwest Gainesville Farmer's Market (Southwest Gainesville)
Haile Plantation Farmer's Market (Southwest Gainesville)  www.haileguide.com/eventdetail.php?id=2
High Springs Farmer's Market (High Springs)   http://city.highsprings.com

Keystone Heights Farmer's Market (Keystone Heights)
Marion Street Farmer's Market (Lake City)  
Tioga Monday Market (Jonesville) 
Trenton Community Farmer's Market (Trenton)  
Union County Farmer's Market (Lake Butler)
Union Street Farmer's Market (Gainesville Downtown Farmer's Market)   www.unionstreetfarmersmkt.com
Waldo Farmer's and Flea Market (800 venders on 40 acres, Antique Mall, Waldo)   

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