Spring is Here – More Fun Around Tallahassee

Vista Landscape Solutions provides landscape maintenance services to our clients.

But by taking care of your property, we really give you time. Time you can spend on more important things – like your family!

In honor of the first week of spring, we’d like to remind you of some of the fun things you and your family can do outside in Tallahassee!

Today we’ll take a look at a few more outdoor treasures in and around Tallahassee. Maybe you have a couple of hours, maybe a whole day – either way there are plenty of places worth visiting before it gets too hot!

Wakulla Springs

Wakulla Springs
Photo credit: Wakulla Springs State Park website

If you have never been to Wakulla Springs or if it’s been a while, it’s time to pack the picnic basket, grab your swim suit, and head south.

Wakulla Springs is one of the largest freshwater springs in the world. Take a river boat or glass bottom boat tour of the spring and river, see wildlife such as manatee, alligators, numerous bird species, and more. There are trails to hike or bike, and if you’re brave you can dive from the 22 foot high tower into the spring.

For all the park details, visit their website.

St. George Island

St. George Island
Photo credit: St. George State Park website

If you’re willing to go a little farther, in less than 2 hours you can be on a beautiful beach. How many people travel considerably farther than that every year to visit our beaches? You don’t have to plan an elaborate vacation to get away to the beach, you can head to St. George Island State Park for a morning or afternoon if you want!

Seriously – we live 2 hours from some of the most beautiful beaches in the world!

All the park information can be found here.

Torreya State Park

Torreya State Park
Photo credit: Torreya State Park website

Florida is flat, right? Have you ever been an hour west of Tallahassee to Torreya State Park? There you can find some of the most exciting terrain in North Florida. If you want a unique place to go for a day hike, a backpacking trip with camping along the trail, or enjoy the “camping” experience from the comfort of a cabin or YURT, and you don’t want to be stuck in the car for hours, Torreya is the place to go.

Click here for the park details.

Spring is Here – Gardens in Tallahassee

Vista Landscape Solutions provides landscape maintenance services to our clients.

But by taking care of your property, we really give you time. Time you can spend on more important things – like your family!

In honor of the first week of spring, we’d like to remind you of some of the fun things you and your family can do outside in Tallahassee!

Today we’ll take a look at some beautiful gardens in Tallahassee. What better time to check them out than spring, when they’ll be in full bloom!

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Maclay in the spring
Photo credit: Maclay Gardens website

A beautiful Florida State Park, full of Camellias and Azaleas. Enjoy a stroll through the gardens, spend the afternoon swimming or kayaking on the lake, hike or bike the many trails, or tour the historic Maclay house.

The Park is open from 8 AM until sunset daily, the gardens are open from 9 AM – 5 PM daily. For complete hours and admission click here.

Goodwood Museum & Gardens

Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Photo credit: Goodwood Museum & Gardens website

Goodwood Museum & Gardens is a private, nonprofit organization. You will learn more about our local history as you tour the house or walk through the gardens.

Admission to the gardens is free, and they are open from 9 AM-5 PM weekdays, and 10 AM-2 PM Saturdays.

For hours and admission to the museum, click here.

Spring is Here – City Parks in Tallahassee

Vista Landscape Solutions provides landscape maintenance services to our clients.

But by taking care of your property, we really give you time. Time you can spend on more important things – like your family!

In honor of the first week of spring, we’d like to remind you of some of the fun things you and your family can do outside in Tallahassee!

Today we’ll highlight some of the fantastic city parks we have in Tallahassee. If you’ve never visited these parks, pack a picnic and check them out!

Tom Brown Park

Tom Brown Park has it all – sports fields, playgrounds, disc golf, a dog park, and walking trails. What more could you ask for in a park?

Cascades Park

A world class park, with multi purpose paths throughout that continue to Franklin Boulevard to the north and Railroad Square and Gaines Street to the west. There’s a splash pad for the kids, an amphitheater where concerts are hosted, and many other amenities. You can even pick up a picnic lunch at The Power Plant Cafe.

Lake Ella

Lake Ella is a great place to meet a friend for a walk, take the kids to Food Truck Thursday, and feed the ducks. You might even catch a local musician playing a few tunes!

Dorothy B. Oven Park

Famous for Christmas lights in December, Dorothy B. Oven Park is a gem of a park tucked in the woods next to Thomasville Road. There are lots of paths to explore and hidden spots to find.

There are more than 100 wonderful parks in Tallahassee.  You can find a list on the Tallahassee Parks website, or check out their map of all the parks in town. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover a park you never knew about that will become your new favorite spot!

Spring is Here – Outdoor Fun in Tallahassee

Vista Landscape Solutions provides landscape maintenance services to our clients.

But by taking care of your property, we really give you time. Time you can spend on more important things – like your family!

Since today is the first day of spring, we’d like to remind you of some of the fun things you and your family can do outside in Tallahassee!

Over the next few days, we’ll share several parks, gardens, and other unique places in our city where you can enjoy fresh air and fun times with your friends or family.