At Owen Title Company, we believe it is of the utmost importance to love where you live and support your local community. As such, we make it a point to frequently highlight local places in Tallahassee that deserve your attention, along with new developments in our community.
Tallahassee’s nature is one of its main draws for visitors and locals alike. There are over 90 extraordinary nature spots to choose from depending on what adventure you’re looking for. The greater Tallahassee area is also home to several exceptional parks to put on your don’t miss list. Whether you are looking for a biking trail, a cute picnic spot, or a place to bring your pups and get them out of the house, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of our favorite parks for every kind of day.
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park is a serene and picturesque destination that should definitely be on your to-visit list. The park was purchased by Alfred B and Louise Maclay in 1923 and is now a beautiful floral oasis that reaches peak blooming season from January until late April. Lake Hall, along the gardens, is full of activities for visitors to enjoy, from swimming and fishing to canoeing. But, if you prefer to stay on land, you can take a stroll on the nature trails that provide stunning views of the lake or go for a bike ride along the longer trails. There are plenty of picnic spots to stop and recharge or sit and take in the scenery. Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park is the ideal place to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. If you want to sit and absorb the gardens or enjoy a fun-filled day of exercise, this is the right atmosphere.
San Luis Mission Park is a destination that will appeal to trailblazers and explorers. Situated amidst a thriving natural environment, the park offers unique and unforgettable viewing experiences of wildlife within its own habitats. If you are looking for a place to unwind underneath the trees, San Luis Mission Park has something for everyone. One of the highlights of the park is the dog park, where your furry friend can socialize and make new friends. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing day out with your pup. For those who prefer to take a leisurely stroll, the park has both quick and long walks that are sure to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
If you are planning a family outing or looking for a fun day out with friends, San Luis Mission Park is the ideal destination. Spread out a blanket and enjoy the serene waterside views or set up a hammock and go into full relaxation mode. The park creates plenty of opportunities to bond with loved ones and make lasting memories.
If you are up for a scenic drive southward, St. Marks Wildlife Refuge is a destination that should definitely be on your radar. The sight of the water alone is breathtaking, but the refuge has so much more to offer than just beautiful views. As one of the oldest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System, St. Marks boasts a vast land area that is home to a diverse range of wildlife and landscapes.
From marshes to forests to beaches, St. Marks is a true nature lover’s paradise. It’s hard to believe that one place can have such a wide variety of natural wonders. And if you are a history buff, you will not want to miss the lighthouse, which has a fascinating backstory. Visitors are not able to climb the stairs to the top, but simply being in its presence is a memorable experience. The refuge provides long, winding trails perfect for leisurely bike rides and walks. You never know what you might see at St. Marks, making each visit a unique and exciting adventure. Whether you are a birdwatcher, an animal enthusiast, or simply looking for an escape, St. Marks Wildlife Refuge is the place to be.
Take a day to yourself to explore Tallahassee’s nature scene. Let us know which park is your favorite!
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