Best known as Florida’s capital, Tallahassee is an intimate neo-metropolitan city where the power of state government, the academic and the artistic are complemented by subtle, old-fashioned charm. It is the perfect two- or three-day diversion for the more than 41 million annual visitors to Florida.
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The Tallahassee area touts a menagerie of sights including one of the world’s deepest freshwater springs, a wildlife habitat, Capitol buildings, fascinating museums of history, sprawling plantations, highly acclaimed fishing and hunting adventures, nearby beaches.
Looking for adventure while in Tallahassee or the surrounding areas? We’ve got you covered! With a variety of outdoor parks and preserves offering scenic vistas and natural wonders, its no surprise Tallahassee is well-known for its eco-tourism. There is plenty to do and see in Tallahassee’s Capital Region!
Tallahassee Park & Recreational Areas: Apalachicola National Forest
More than 500,000 acres of pristine forest, woodland, rivers and springs providing an outdoor escape. Boat and canoe. Bike, horse, and nature trails. Tent camping. Grills, shelters and tables also available, plus restrooms with showers. 10 miles S of Tallahassee, 319 S. 926-3561 www.dep.state.fl.us/gwt
Falling Waters State Recreational Area:Â State park featuring recreational activities and spectacular waterfall. Nature trails. RV and tent camping. Grills, shelters and tables available, plus restrooms with showers. 84 miles W of Tallahassee, SR 77A.
FSU Seminole Reservation: Freshwater beach located on Lake Bradford. Canoe and kayak rentals. Dock, lifeguard, boat launch and recreation hall. Grills, shelters and tables available, plus restrooms with showers.
Lake Talquin State Forest: More than 16,000 acres features abundant trails and recreational activities on Lake Talquin and Ochlockonee River. Camping, bike, horse and nature trails, boat and canoe rentals. Grills, shelters and tables available, plus restrooms with showers.
Miccosukee Canopy Roads Greenway: 5.5 miles of multi-use trails through mixed hardwood and pine forests. Also features several large pastures perfect for picknicking and recreational activities.3 miles east of Capital Circle NE, Miccosukee Rd. 488-0221 www.dep.state.fl.us/gwt
Ochlockonee River State Park: State park providing outdoor recreation along the shores of the pristine Ochlockonee River, just 10 miles from the Gulf. 42 miles S of Tallahassee, US 319. Camping, fitness and nature trails, boat and canoe rentals. Grills, shelters and tables available, plus restrooms. www.floridastateparks.org
St. George Island State Park: Boat Launch, Sandy Beaches, Nearby Stores/Restaurants/Accomodations 75 miles SW of Tallahassee, US 98. Camping, bike and nature trails, boat and canoe rentals. Grills, shelters and tables available, plus restrooms with showers. www.floridastateparks.org
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge: Wilderness area sculpted with marsh, rivers and woodland, overlooking Apalachee Bay. 25 miles S of Tallahassee, SR 363. Horse and nature trails, boat and canoe rentals. Tables available, plus restrooms. www.saintmarks.fws.gov
Three Rivers State Recreation Area: Outdoor recreation at the junction where the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint rivers flow into Lake Seminole. 45 miles W of Tallahassee, SR 271. Camping, nature trails, boat and canoe rentals. Grills, shelters and tables available, plus restrooms with showers. www.floridastateparks.org