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sunflower fields

Florida is known for its beaches, but the state has plenty of inland delights as well. Our real estate agents love the breathtaking sunflower fields that are conveniently located close by in every direction.

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Hiking Trails

Florida's Space Coast is known for its beautiful views of the ocean and beaches. You can stop to admire water birds, mangrove trees, sea turtles, and various other creatures. One of the best ways to see the Space Coast is by hiking. Luckily, there is no shortage of hiking trails for every skill level. Here are a few of the top trails our real estate agents recommend exploring.

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Reading Spots

Summer in Central Florida is ideal for outdoor activities, and sometimes that means bringing along your latest read. When our real estate agents want to unwind, they grab a good book and head to these wonderful reading spots throughout Central Florida. 

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Do you love exploring the diverse, unique natural beauty that you can only find in Florida? This is the perfect time of year to plan your next hiking trip on the Florida Trail, which stretches for more than 1,500 miles from the Gulf Islands National Seashore to the Big Cypress National Preserve. The Northern Region of the trail is the perfect place to start your next adventure. We've got all the exciting details on what you'll find on the Northern Region of the Florida Trail.

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Splash Pads

Summer is here, and there are few things that kids love more than spending a hot day cooling off at the local splash pad. From the piers near St. Augustine to the parks of Green Cove Springs, there are plenty of local splash pads throughout Northeast Florida that the kids will enjoy. Many of the region's best splash pads are also part of larger attractions, making it easy to plan a full day of family fun. We've got the details on five Northeast Florida splash pads where you can plan a fun family outing this summer.

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After a chilly winter, we think we speak for all Gainesville-ians (and Floridians, for that matter) when we say welcome back, spring! Now that spring sunshine and warmer temperatures are becoming the norm again, there are plenty of reasons to get outside and explore all the wonder the city has to offer. So put the long sleeves back in the closet and go check out these outdoor events in Gainesville, FL.

The Great Inflatable Race April 6, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 3100 NE 39th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32609

How do you make a run for charity even better? Add inflatable obstacles! Bring the whole family out to this fun run and a have a blast bouncing around the custom-designed course.

Santa Fe College's 50th Annual Spring Arts Festival April 6, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. & April 7, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 111 E University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601

Santa Fe's Spring Arts Festival is one of the three largest annual events in Gainesville, and it's easy to see why. Set amid the picturesque homes in the Northeast Gainesville Historic District, this festival features live music, dance performances, and of course, tons of dazzling local art.

Springs Celebration and O'Leno Ole Chili Cookoff April 6, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 410 SE Oleno Park Rd., High Springs, FL 32643

This sponsored event features kids' activities, environmental exhibits, art vendors, live music, and more. But the real star of this event is the chili cookoff. Get your best chili recipe ready to take on the rest or brave the spices as a taste-tester. Either way, you're guaranteed a good time.

Watson Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 13, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 120 SW 130th Way, Newberry, FL 32669

Watson's Tioga office is holding its annual Easter egg hunt, offering loads of fun for kids and parents alike. Kids of all ages can hunt for Easter eggs, play in bounce houses, or participate in a series of fun games like the Rabbit Hole Maze or Rabbit Hole Toss. There will also be face painting and treats including snow cones and cookies.

Gainesville Garden Club Marketplace April 13, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 1350 NW 75th St., Gainesville, FL 32605

Come for the beautiful gardens on the property, stay for the tasty food, local artisans, vintage wares, and so much more. Admission is free, and any proceeds from sales will benefit the Gainesville Garden Club's philanthropic endeavors.

3rd Annual Great Gainesville Car Show April 13, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 111 E University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601

Gearheads and modern history buffs come together at this festival of gorgeous vintage and modern cars and motorcycles. Spectators get in free or you can register your vehicle to compete for the grand prize of coolest car!

Party for the Planet April 13 – 14, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 3000 NW 83rd St., Gainesville, FL 32606

Head to Santa Fe's Teaching Zoo for this family-friendly event and learn about fun ways to enjoy and conserve nature. Your kids can explore the zoo and take part in fun activities like face painting, crafts, training demonstrations, and more.

We Are Neutral's Earth Day Celebration April 14, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 200 SE Depot Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601

We Are Neutral has made its mark helping local businesses and individuals understand, reduce, and offset their carbon footprints. Now's your chance to join the movement at their Earth Day celebration. In addition to the fun education, there will be live music, local craft vendors, food trucks, and more.

Run the Good Race April 27, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 6500 W Newberry Rd., Gainesville, FL 32605

A local physician couple teamed with World Help, a humanitarian organization, and Created Gainesville, a local women's outreach, to create this run for a good cause. Both the 5k and 10k walk/run aim to generate awareness and raise funds to help bring an end to human trafficking.

Walk the Talk for Epilepsy April 27, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 7400 SW 41 Pl., Gainesville, FL 32608

Do your part to aid Floridians impacted by epilepsy by participating in this event. In addition to the walk, there will be a DJ, raffles for prizes, presentation of the Clayton Feigh Youth Award, and more.

43rd Annual Pioneer Day Festival April 27, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & April 28, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 20 NW 9th St., High Springs, FL 32643

Journey back to ye ole pioneer days at this historic festival located only a short 30-minute drive outside of Gainesville. Visit vendors selling homemade crafts, clothing, and furniture of the era and check out art from local artists. There's even a pie baking contest on Saturday, April 27!

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