Paynes Prairie: An awe-inspiring place for nature lovers

Sometimes, you have to go inland to see “The Real Florida.” To see the “Real Florida” at its very best, visit Paynes Prairie, stretching 2 miles on both sides of U.S. 441 in Micanopy, a hamlet south of Gainesville. The 50-square-mile prairie is protected within Paynes Prairie State Preserve. Even speeding past to a Gator game, or heading north for vacation, you’ll know it’s something … [Read more...]