Whenever I hear someone talk about a trip they are taking to Florida, it always involves a trip to theme parks and attractions that surround them. When I take the time to plan trips for our family, I like to plan things that are outside the norm and that are a little more budget friendly.
Here are some fun things to do outdoors in Palatka, Florida.
Ravine Gardens State Park
With two ravines up to 120 feet deep with steep banks at 45 degree angles, Ravine Gardens State Park is the great place to take the family for a day hike. From everything I have read and the pictures I have seen, the scenary is gorgeous and I think it would make for a great family outing.
Rice Creek Conservation Area
Rice Creek Swamp covers approximately 70 percent of the property. Together with Palmetto Branch, Oldtown Branch and Hickory Branch — which are all just west of the conservation area — the swamp forms the headwaters of Rice Creek, a large tributary of the St. Johns River. This is a great area for hiking, bicycling, horseback riding and primitive camping
Built in 1854, the Bronson-Mulholland House stands as a testament to the City’s rich history. It is a stunningly furnished antebellum home sitting on 2+ acres of greenspace overhung with live oaks and magnolias. Owned by the City of Palatka, it is available for free guided tours.
Of course, when planning a trip, you should always be prepared for any emergency that may come up, including something with your car. When in Palatka, we suggest the Beck Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership.