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  • Writer's pictureSusannah Peddie

Suggestions for Gainesville activities from Gainesville residents

Thank you so much for contributing, everyone! Your suggestions are wonderful!

Rocking Chairs at the Kanapaha Gardens Visitor Center

Inge Jaffe Our family enjoys kayaking/canoeing the Ichetucknee.

Vicki Damon Johnson The UF Bat houses.

Dianne McKenney Orwig Ginny Springs!

Deborah Rossi Cade museum

Christy Urban Blue springs was a lot of fun!

Cheryl Bogler Dance Alive National Ballet

Megan Longanacre Martin Carson Springs Wildlife

Cheryl Bogler Butterfly Rainforest, Harn, Payne's Prairie, Hawthorne Trail, Cedar Key (take a boat ride to see wildlife)

Vicki Damon Johnson Floating down any of the springs nearby.

Cheryl Bogler don't forget tennis!

Libby Smith 1. Sweetwater wetlands park, La Chua Trail 2. Theater -Hipp, Santa Fe College, Gainesville Community Theater,UF, dining out-The Top, Satchel’s, 706, Ember’s, Mark’s, Dragonfly 3. Natural History Museum, Depot Park

Stephanie Rossi I ditto all of the above.. along with Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention!!! We also love sharks tooth hunting in the springs... St. Augustine for day trips... floating down Rainbow River...

Carol Schneider Fiola Favorite Nature Outing-Kanapaha Gardens or Devils Millhopper Favorite Indoor Outing- Harn Museum Best thing to do with kids- Depot Splash Park

Elaine Comstock Almond Don't forget to list Westside as great public hard tennis courts and JTC as clay!

Wes Jones Day trip to Silver Springs. Craft breweries! (FM, C&G, Swamp Head). Day trip to Micanopy

Erica Kirkpatrick I’ve always enjoyed the walking trails at Bivens Arm Nature Park.

Kim Timmons Do Art for rainy day activity for Mom & kids

Kelly Harvey Harn Museum of Art!! Always free

Roslyn Levy 1.Biking along the edge of Payne’s Prairie.2.Visiting the Harn and Natural History Museum. 3.Cade Museum.

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