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Things to do in Gainesville: Nature Activities (and the benefits of being outside)

My favorite "Forest Bathing" spots in the Gainesville, FL area

I am a true nature lover and I love to share my recommendations with others.

I ran across a very interesting article while flipping through a health magazine, and I also wanted to share the article, and the places I recommend visiting for "Forest Bathing."

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While, admittedly, I haven't gone cellphone-free or step-tracking free, I still believe that I still gain most of the benefits just by being surrounded by trees.


  • Gold Head Branch State Park:  By far my top pick because of the dense forest and variety of vegetation and trees.  Also, it has hills and great views of a ravine.  Gold Head Park is about 45 minutes outside of Gainesville, and definitely worth the drive.

  • Paynes Prairie State Park (on the Micanopy Side): Paynes Prairie has quite a few wooded trails and so much beautiful wildlife.  I've seen deer, wild horses and bison on the Cone Dike Trail, but there are other trails that are not directly on the Prairie.

Happy trails to you!

Susannah Peddie
CEO Southern Comfort Properties: 
Short-term Housing / Corporate Housing / Vacation Rentals in Gainesville, FL

5 Comments to Things to do in Gainesville: Nature Activities (and the benefits of being outside):

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Benjamin Sunners on Saturday, November 25, 2017 7:44 PM
Gainesville is an amazing town with a lot of interesting places to visit! I wrote an article about it at Stay chill!
Reply to comment on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 4:10 AM
Gainesville looks like a lovely place and also a good place for recreation. I have been searching for a perfect site for my friends to have a day-off to. Since we all nature and trees, and we also wanted to escape the busy noise of the city, we wanted a place that is surrounded by trees and grass, and I think is the perfect place for us. it would be nice place to reconnect with nature. Thank you for these suggestions, it is really helpful.

paperhelp on Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:31 PM
Some people like the beautiful place of greensville. This is lovely place and people are also impressed by the beautiful views of greensville. Some people enjoy forest bathing there and spend happy time. They feel good with the green views of greensville.
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