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Northwest Florida

Things to do in Northwest Florida, Gainesville, Lake City and getaways to outdoor recreation, hiking, biking, trails, canoeing, kayaking, trails, RV and tent camping, places to stay, places to eat, road trips and Funky Florida.

Big Bend Scenic Byway: Less-visited, much loved

The Big Bend Scenic Byway links a big national wildlife refuge, three state parks, three historic lighthouses, one of the best beach islands in Florida and picturesque fishing towns. It winds through an area that sees fewer tourists, and offers rustic Old Florida delights at every turn–from black bears to white squirrels.

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Cedar Key Art Festival, April 17-18, 2021: Small town festival; big-time art

Like Cedar Key itself, the Cedar Key Art Festival is a slice of authentic Old Florida. This historic small town is located on an island on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The festival attracts serious artists and art will be the focus of the 2021 festival, which is being held with “adjustments” to make it safer.

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