This engineered wetland in Ocala, Florida is a local favorite for its scenic walking trails and educational displays. It’s also a hotspot for birders, with an abundance of wading birds, songbirds, and even occasional rarities that draw visitors from near and far. Boardwalks and well-designed paths take visitors through a variety of ponds, which are […]
Discover pre-Columbian History at Crystal River Archaeological State Park
The Crystal River Archaeological site is a 61-acre pre-Columbian Native American site located in Citrus County, Florida, along the Crystal River.
Explore Seminole War History at Fort King
The history of Florida’s Second Seminole War is on display at the newly established Fort King National Historic Monument in Ocala, Florida. Fort King played an important role in the early history of Florida, having been established in 1827 by the United States Army as a base of operations against the Seminole Indians. The land […]
Explore Washington Oaks Gardens
Washington Oaks offers a taste of Florida’s history at a lush oasis on Florida’s Nature Coast. The park is renowned for its 20-acre formal garden and its one-of-a-kind shoreline of coquina rock formations that line its Atlantic beach. Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Matanzas River, the property was once owned by a relative […]
Festival of Lights at Stephen Foster State Park
Stephen Foster State Park is transformed into a brilliant winter wonderland during the annual Festival of Lights.
This Live Nativity is a Florida Christmas Favorite
The live nativity at Good Shepherd is one of central Florida’s favorite ways to celebrate Christmas. The living pageant, held the weekend before Christmas, includes both a walk-thru and a drive-thru experience. Admission is free. The annual celebration draws thousands of visitors to Ocala each year from around central Florida. The event has grown for […]