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Mount Dora Bicycle Festival

Florida bike festivals: Bicyclists take to country roads every fall

Organized bike festivals create safer longer rides for bicyclists while giving them beautiful places to explore and enjoy the scenery.

This is Old Florida: Oak trees in Micanopy.

Nine ways ways to find the real Florida — 15 minutes off I-75

You don’t have to drive hours off the interstate to find Florida’s natural beauty and funky history. You can find treasures within 10 minutes of these I-75 exits.

6 outstanding state park campgrounds along I-75 in North Florida

6 outstanding state park campgrounds along I-75 in North Florida

Just a hop and a skip from an I-75 off-ramp, these scenic campgrounds are loaded with outdoors fun, ideal stopovers for a night or a week.

Gainesville-Hawthorne: One of state’s best bike trails

Gainesville-Hawthorne: One of state’s best bike trails

Load your bikes on your carrier and head north to Old Florida. Along this bike trail, you can stop and hike a bit and maybe even see gators, wild horses or even bison in Paynes Prairie. This pretty paved trail also lets you use your gears on a hill or two.

Wild horse in Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park near Gainesville.

Paynes Prairie: Bison and wild horses? Yup, in Florida

This Gainesville area state park is a vast playground for hikers and bikers, but also for bison, wild horses and, sometimes, thousands of sandhill cranes.

The Yearling: At restaurant near Ocala, eat like a cracker

The Yearling: At restaurant near Ocala, eat like a cracker

This historic restaurant near Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park at Cross Creek is a great place to eat like a cracker. It offers an old Florida ambiance and menu.