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Some of the most picturesque scenic areas along North Florida's Gulf Coast can be found at Bald Point State Park, just 38 miles from SouthWood. Located on Alligator Point where Ochlockonee Bay meets Apalachee Bay, Bald Point offers a multitude of land and water activities. Coastal marshes, pine flatwoods and oak thickets foster a diversity of biological communities that make the park a popular destination for birding and wildlife viewing.
Boating & Fishing
For fishing enthusiasts, the greater Tallahassee area boasts five rivers and 20 lakes. With over 8,000 acres, Lake Talquin is one of the best lakes to fish. If you prefer saltwater fishing, there are boat landings, charter boats, marinas and beaches all along the coastline providing access to the Gulf of Mexico.
The Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center, a multipurpose convention and entertainment facility, hosts a wide variety of concerts, family shows, sporting events and Broadway shows.
Shop the area's best selection of retail specialty stores at Governor's Square Mall, just five miles from SouthWood. In historic Havana, Florida and Thomasville, Georgia, you can enjoy strolling along the sidewalks of the downtown area shopping for antiques.
Railroad Square Art Park features unique art galleries, artist studios, boutiques, eateries and more. Stroll the peaceful park area, dotted with whimsical sculptures and art. The Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) is a non-profit organization that plays an integral part in providing information and promoting art exhibits and events in the Tallahassee area.
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge is home to more than 250 species of birds and the historic St. Marks lighthouse. Wakulla Springs is home to one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world. Daily guided riverboat tours provide a closer view of wildlife.
Tom Brown Park is one of several award-winning parks in the city of Tallahassee, with numerous baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, and wide-open spaces. The park also features a 24-hole Disc Golf course.
Museums and Gardens
Florida Museum of History offers a collection of Florida's history through exhibits and mechanical demonstrations showing the preservation of the past and present cultures in Florida. The museum of Florida History is a huge classroom to enhance the general public's appreciation of Florida's heritage.
A masterpiece of floral architecture, Maclay Gardens State Park features a picturesque brick walkway, a secret garden, a reflection pool, a walled garden and hundreds of azalea and camellia plants. Two short nature trails through the woods overlooking Lake Hall will enthrall walking enthusiasts, while hikers, bicyclists and equestrians can enjoy five miles of multi-use trails surrounding Lake Overstreet which adjoins the gardens.
The Challenger Learning Center uses aerospace as a theme to foster long-term interest in math, science, engineering and technology; create positive learning experiences; and motivate students to pursue higher education and careers in these fields. The Challenger Learning Center features a state-of-the-art Space Mission Simulator and an IMAX® 3D Theatre and Planetarium.