Top 10 Things to do in Micanopy, United States

September 29, 2017 Terina Blouin

Micanopy (/mɪkəˈnoʊpi/ mik-ə-NO-pee) is a town in Alachua County, Florida, United States, located south of Gainesville. The population as of the 2010 census was 600. The town center is designated as a historic district, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It contains a number of antique stores, as well as several restaurants. It is also known for being the filming location of the 1991 romantic comedy, Doc Hollywood.
Restaurants in Micanopy

1. Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

100 Savannah Blvd, Micanopy, FL 32667-3475 +1 352-466-3397
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4.5 based on 234 reviews

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Nature area with woods and swamp as well as an information center describing the wildlife in the area.

Reviewed By Greg D - Jacksonville, Florida

Great state park with many access points within the area. We camped there for three days. Trailer sites are huge---bath houses centrally located--they are a bit dated but kept very clean. Hiking trails are numerous and easily arranged into loop trails if you desire. Visitor center is worth a visit. We saw numerous wild horses, deer, and plenty of alligators. Birds are plentiful. A lot of the prairie is flooded due to high water table level. Nevertheless, this is a gem of a park.

2. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

18700 S. Cr 325, Cross Creek, Hawthorne, FL 32640-8403 +1 352-466-3672
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4.5 based on 195 reviews

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Historic home of the author of "The Yearling."

Reviewed By kythoro - Lexington, South Carolina

Very remote location with beautiful trees and a launching dock for boats. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings home was not anything fancy considering her notoriety as a great author of The Yearling and Cross Creek. We had an excellent docent who explained every aspect of home that we toured. Most of the furnishing were originally owned by Rawlings, even her old typewriter and authors of other books who had visited her home. There was a barn, duck coop, chickens, the citrus trees loaded with fruit, a shack where the help stayed and a garden. Very private and secluded for a writer to concentrate.

3. Micanopy Historical Society Museum

607 NE 1st Ave, Micanopy, FL 32667 +1 352-466-3200
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Micanopy Historical Society Museum

Reviewed By SkipJAtlanta - Atlanta

Staffed by volunteers who are eager to share the museum with you, its small but full of interesting items. If you don't know anything about Micanopy this is the place to get oriented. Several movies have been filmed here and the museum has reminders of their visits. (See the film "Doc Hollywood" before visiting town to gain a sense of the locale.) Seminole Indian tribes. British naturalists. Very early Jewish settlements. Cross Creek and Majorie Rawlings. A lot has gone on here. One volunteer pointed to a stuffed bob cat and mentioned that her neighbor has recently seen one in her yard. It won't take long to see but you'll probably learn several things about the town you didn't know.

4. Micanopy Cemetery

4412 NW 76th Terrace, Micanopy, FL
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4 based on 35 reviews

Micanopy Cemetery

Reviewed By SkipJAtlanta - Atlanta

The setting can't be beat. Worn grave stones dating back to mid-19th century. Spanish moss swaying in the breeze. Towering trees. Fallen monuments. If you enjoy wandering around old cemeteries you're in the right spot. Only problem was illegible inscriptions. Some upkeep is needed but this is a lovely place to stroll in the late afternoon or early morning.

5. Sweetwater Wetlands Park

325 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, FL 32601-9046 +1 352-393-8520
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4.5 based on 114 reviews

Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Reviewed By YetiStuff - Jacksonville, Florida

This is a great place to see a lot of wildlife! We saw gators, birds, turtles, fish, and even a snake down in the water. The boardwalks and gravel trails are well kept. A perfect place to see a lot of Florida’s wildlife in one convenient place. We would definitely go back.

112 NE Hunter Ave, Micanopy, FL 32667-4228 +1 239-398-3375
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5 based on 10 reviews

Ripple Effect Studio & Gallery

This gallery and studio is award-winning artist Jeff Ripple's primary working and exhibition space. Here you will see his finished oil paintings of the Old Florida landscape, paintings in progress as well as studies and preliminary drawings. You'll also find a wide selection of his breathtaking large format camera landscape photographs in sizes and prices for all budgets.

Reviewed By AvaE27 - Bradenton, Florida

This charming little gallery offers some gorgeous photography and art at reasonable prices. The artist, Jeff, was onsite and took the time to chat. He's one of those unassuming, yet very talented artists. We loved this little stop off and the beauty it introduced into...MoreThanks so much for the nice review. It is a pleasure to speak to interested and engaged visitors.

7. Paynes Prairie

Gainesville, FL +1 352-466-3397
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4.5 based on 394 reviews

Paynes Prairie

Nature area with woods and swamp as well as an information center describing the wildlife in the area.

Reviewed By corvus0486 - Gainesville, Florida

The Payne’s Prairie State Preserve is one of the most outstanding natural areas of north Florida. It is known for its massive flicks of migratory Sandhill Cranes, loafing American Alligators, small herds of Wood Buffalo and wild horses all reminiscent of the period of William Bartram’s journey through north Florida. The State Park is also the site of Alachua Sink, a portal the region’s prime ground water and valued source of water supply.
The Prairie is an outstanding resource for birdwatching and general nature enjoyment from dawn to dusk. Highly recommended.

8. Micanopy Historic District

Cholokka Boulevard, Micanopy, FL 32667
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4 based on 12 reviews

Micanopy Historic District

Micanopy is Old Florida at its best, a sweet Southern town popular for its antiques shops, outdoor cafes, elegant b&b and organic bakery. Micanopy is a charming slice of small town Florida at it's best. The vibrant historic district is made up of small, independently owned shops, galleries and cafes right in the heart of rural north central Florida, 10 miles south of Gainesville

Reviewed By Matias R - Santiago, Chile

I arrived at 16:30 and almost everything was closed. Micanopy Café was closing, but made us something for lunch anyway. We saw most of the antique stores from the outside.

9. Barr Hammock Preserve

SE 11th Dr, Micanopy, FL 32667 +1 352-264-6800
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Barr Hammock Preserve

Reviewed By Echolynn - Gainesville, Florida

Barr Hammock Preserve offers a 6.8 mile loop for hiking in the heart of the Levy Prairie. If you ever doubt that most of central Florida is swampy prairie lands, just visit Barr Hammock for a reminder. But don't think swamp means that it isn't absolutely beautiful. The trees overarch on portions of the path, birds fly overhead, gators lounge in pools formed naturally at the bases of trees... there is plenty here to see for nature lovers. There are portions of the trail that are not shaded, so wear sunscreen and bring a hat.

10. The Shop

210 NE Cholokka Blvd, Micanopy, FL 32667-4104 +1 352-466-4031
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5 based on 4 reviews

The Shop

Eclectic home decor and holiday shop near Gainesville.

Reviewed By HCastle918 - Miami, Florida

I absolutely LOVED this store. A refreshing and beautiful shop to take a break from antiquing! There is a huge amount of absolutely gorgeous decor so perfectly placed that you must stand still in every space to take it all in. The store goes on and on into many different spaces. Some of them themed. The Christmas room is breathtaking!!
The shop owner is hands-down the nicest person I encountered in Micanopy. She was welcoming and friendly above and beyond everyone else I talked to there. This will be my first stop and possibly the reason why I return to Micanopy.

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