Crossing Creeks and Prairie Island Grove to Paynes Prairie to Micanopy Topo Map

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This 15-mile inland drive in north-central Florida, north of Ocala and southeast of Gainesville, visits the community of Cross Creek and the home of a Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the 1930s. The drive spans Cross Creek and other waterways of simple beauty, and meanders through pastures frequented in winter by tall cranes. The drive visits Florida’s most significant prairie, where North American bison once fed on prairie grasses and, later, aboriginal natives were enslaved by Spanish ranchers. The final stop is Micanopy, a small, tree-shaded village noted for its antique shops, bookshops, and cafes. This drive is rich in aboriginal, Seminole Indian, and Spanish history. Special features: Lochloosa Wildlife Management Area, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Historic Site and living history tour, Orange Lake, Cross Creek and surrounding community, Paynes Prairie State Preserve and visitor center, Micanopy, fishing, excellent birding and wildlife watching opportunities, hiking, canoeing, boating. This chapter is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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Island Grove, Florida

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