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Natural Florida


After a long, humid summer, there’s nothing sweeter than waking up to a morning filled with crisp fall air. It’s the perfect time to enjoy natural Florida.


That’s why, each year, we dedicate November’s issue of Ocala Style to the outdoors. From golf getaways within a day’s drive to RVing and hiking the Florida National Scenic Trail, this month is filled with excellent ways to enjoy our beautiful state.


In our “An Unspoiled Walk” feature, we take you on a journey to some of the most scenic—and challenging—golf courses in the Southeast. Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend away or a family-friendly golf resort, we’ve done all the research and found courses that will score a hole-in-one with any golfer looking for a new green.


“Hiking Natural Florida” offers a history lesson on the founding of one of Florida’s best bragging rights, the Florida National Scenic Trail. With over 1,000 miles of hiking trails winding throughout some of Florida’s most unique environmental communities, the first leg of the Florida Scenic Trail was founded right here in the Ocala National Forest. If you haven’t been on a hike lately, we’ve got some great day trip ideas in this month’s issue.


Ever thought of giving it all up for life on the road? In this month’s feaure on RVing, we’ve tracked down two couples who are permanent RVers. Selling everything they own to enjoy the road less traveled, these couples discuss the ins and outs of full-time RVing, including the most important tip, “You really have to like each other to do this.”


Taking time to immerse yourself in natural Florida might leave you imagining what a relief this time of year must have been for some of Florida’s oldest pioneers—known around these parts as the Florida Cracker. Without all the creature comforts of today, it’s hard to imagine how they made it through the summer. The annual Ocali Country Days festival, hosted by the Silver River Museum, offers an interactive insight into how these individuals survived and thrived. In our story, “Cracker Life,” we’ve talked to some people who, even today, have chosen to live the simple life of a Florida Cracker.


Our state is amazing—there’s simply no denying it. Don’t miss out on taking in some of its natural beauty while the weather is on your side.


Until Next Time,


                         Kathy

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