27 Nov 1999
revised 11 Oct 2004

In 'n' Around
Alachua County

Gainesville Community Playhouse - ticket information, 352/375-3755 or 352/376-4949.
Devil's Millhopper State Geological Site - Gainesville, 352/955-2008. This 10,000 year old sinkhole is home to an assortment of plants and flowers that can't be found anywhere else in Florida. See a dozen small waterfalls as you descend down 232 steps to the bottom of a 120-foot deep, 500-foot wide sinkhole. You'll see plant species rarely seen in Florida. Guided walk at 10am every Saturday. Visitors center, picnic tables. Open 9am-5pm. $2. per vehicle.
The Hippodrome State Theatre - Gainesville - "A Christmas Carol" and "A Tuna Christmas", Nov 30 - Dec 19, 1999. Ticket information call 352/375-4477 or 352/331-7200.
Hawthorne - Fish in over 400 fresh-water Lakes. Also swimming, boating and skiing.
The Gainesville-Hawthorne Rail Trail - 17 mile trail for walking, cycling and horseback riding, from Gainesville, through Lochloosa Wildlife Management Area, to Hawthorne.
Lockloosa Wildlife Conservation - An area has been set aside - 10,333 acres for hunting. Regulations found at:
High Springs Pioneer Days - High Springs - 904/454-3120.
Micanopy Historical Society Museum - Cholokka Blvd. at Early Street. For information call 352/466-3200.
Paynes Prairie State Preserve - Micanopy, 10 miles south of Gainesville on US 441. Visitors center open 9am-5pm daily. Biking, camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking trails and horseback trails, and a boat ramp. 352/466-3397.
The Melrose Grape Festival -Melrose, each year on Labor Day - plan to be in Melrose on Labor Day, and enjoy a day of family fun. Merry Melrose Christmas Parade.

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