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If you’ve been here for a while, you’ll know I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the Gainesville, Florida area over the last few winters.
While the city itself can be pretty busy, there are plenty of places in or near it to get outside and do some hiking. These are some of the best trails in Gainesville to get you out into that fresh air.
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YOU GUYS! I finally got to see manatees in Florida! That’s it. That’s all. I can leave Florida happy now. It’s been great seeing you here. I’m kidding.
But really, I finally got to see manatees in Florida with my very own eyes and I am still so excited. My parents came to visit in the beginning of February and one of the things I wanted to do with them was to go to Blue Spring Park outside of Orlando to see the manatees. Not to be confused with the Blue Spring State Park by Gainesville.
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Crystal clear and 72 degrees year-round. Those are Florida’s famous springs, conveniently located near Gainesville, where we were. There are tons of springs to see, but we were going to the Ichetucknee Springs State Park in Fort White to see the Blue Hole, mostly. We only saw one or two other people while we were in the park, but November isn’t the peak swimming month there, either. But, if you want to avoid the crowds and visit when it isn’t 1000 degrees plus humidity, this is the time to go.
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