Gainesville's Natural Beauty

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The Millhopper area of Gainesville is located near the corner of NW 53rd Ave. and NW 43rd St.

Millhopper woods near Deveil's Millhopper

Home to Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park . A Lush park where visitors can hike to view small waterfalls, thick foliage & a 120-ft. cavity.

This National Natural Landmark has attracted curious visitors since the 1880’s.

In the midst of north Florida’s sandy terrain and pine forests, a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a miniature rain forest. Small streams trickle down the steep slopes of the limestone sinkhole, disappearing through crevices in the ground. Lush vegetation thrives in the shade of the walls even in dry summers.

Researchers have learned a great deal about Florida’s natural history by studying fossil shark teeth, marine shells and the fossilized remains of extinct land animals found in the sink. Visitors can enjoy picnicking and learn more about this sinkhole through interpretive displays.

Subdivisions located in this area include: Kensington Park, Blues Creek, Millhopper Forest, Millhopper Station and many more. William S. Talbot Elementary is an Alachua County Public School whose mission is to teach children in a way that promotes academic growth and life-long learning within a safe environment, which recognizes the diversity of children’s needs and abilities.

The Millhopper area is connected on the north to San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park where you can find outstanding birdwatching, the area’s best off-road biking, stunning scenery, and a rich historic past are only a few of this preserve’s highlights.




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