Insider: Immerse Yourself in Florida Wildlife on Paynes Prairie

    By Kevin Mims

    If you really want to get an old Florida experience, you're going to have to leave the city, the cell phone towers and the highways behind. Make your way to the center of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, and for a while you can convince yourself those things never existed. Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of a diversity of wildlife you won't find anywhere else in North Florida, with eight trails for hiking, horseback riding or cycling. It's a magical experience.