La Chua Trail And Sweetwater Wetlands: The Perfect Afternoon Hiking In Gainesville, Florida

**La Chua Trail is currently closed after the boardwalk due to high water levels** There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. The more time I spend in Gainesville, the more I want to get out and see the area.  One…

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Gator Spotting on La Chua Trail

This was my first (and only) gator experience in Florida.  A couple days after getting there, I finally stopped laying around and we went to the La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie State Park.  I was excited to finally see gators!  And see gators I did.  This is a great place to look for them.…