North Central Region
Santa Fe Canoe Outpost is located on the banks of the Santa Fe River in historic High Springs, Florida. The Outpost offers fully outfitted canoe, kayak and camping trips. You choose your destination, launch your vessel from our rustic outpost, then have fun paddling down the river. They pick you up and bring you back (and do all the heavy lifting).
Gainesville Ecotours is dedicated to helping Gainesville visitors and residents alike find, explore, and understand Florida's natural resources and wildlife to foster a love and interest in preserving these natural areas for generations to come. By organizing tours, they aim to provide quality experiences that are interpretive as well as peaceful, full of exercise, and adventuresome. Through experiencing and learning about Florida's wilderness they hope to foster an ownership that will move people to protect it.
Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Gator Skeet and Trap
Hawthorne Athletic Park is located on State Road 20 at 6000 SE 205 St. The Park features four baseball/softball fields, a multipurpose field, a playground, concession stand, and a large picnic pavilion. Hawthorne Youth Sports, a nonprofit community group, holds practices, games, and tournaments for Hawthorne youth athletic teams at this facility.
The park is owned and maintained by the City of Hawthorne. Locate on Johnson Lake at 6905 SE U.S. Highway 301; it features a boat ramp, fishing pier, playground and picnic facilities. The park closes at dusk.