Ocala – Horse Capital of the World

By Saundra Amrhein As you approach the rural central Florida city of Ocala, it’s easy to see why this is known as the “Horse Capital of the World.” For miles, brown and white board fences enclose squares of green pastures. Well-built barns abound. And the sleek, muscular animals themselves graze…

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Zip Line Novice Dares Ocala's 'Canyons'

Long ago abandoned by limestone miners, the quarry is a breathtaking venue for a swing through the trees. Ocala – It's a bold move, calling your attraction "the Canyons" in a flat state like Florida. But this strange find, a 94-acre abandoned limestone quarry off an Interstate 75 exit in Ocala, is…

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The Florida Horse Park: Ocala's Jewel

By Michelle Bearden It’s called the Florida Horse Park, a 500-acre jewel in Marion County’s Ocala, right in the heart of Central Florida. But don’t let the name fool you. It’s much more than that…

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Road Trip to Ocala: RV Parks Near Ocala Florida National Park

Enjoy the great outdoors with all the amenities of the great indoors along for the ride. After years of tent camping through unique Florida trails, my wife and I are now proud RV owners. If you've never been RVing, we promise you're in for a real treat. The beauty of RVing is that you get to…

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Scenic Doe Lake Campground in the Ocala National Forest

By Kevin Mims Here's a place I haven't visited in several years - Doe Lake Campground in the Ocala National Forest. If you are a fan of scenic campgrounds, then camping in Doe Lake is definitely something you need to check out. It's a little tough to find, and is over on the Umatilla side of the…

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Ocala: Outdoor Trip Ideas

The majority of the Ocala area landscape is rolling countryside perfect for horseback riding, but there are also hotels and ornate Victorian homes in the compact downtown district. Ocala is a magical land of gurgling mineral springs, carpets of emerald-green grass that the springs feed, and…

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Beauty Queen: The Seven Sisters Inn, Ocala

Nestled in the beautiful horse country of Ocala, the Seven Sisters Inn sets out to be a destination in its own right. Crimson, gold and green leaves fell from the trees in a whirlwind of autumn colors. Goats grazed and roosters strutted in grassy meadows. And in field after field, hundreds of sleek…

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