Activities Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park The Challenger Learning Center Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science Tallahassee Community College Florida State University Railroad Square Art Park Florida A&M University Tom Brown Park Florida Museum of History Governor's Square Mall Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Bald Point State Park SummerCamp Beach

Amenity Map

Activities Map

View a regional map that highlights the SouthWood community's driving distances to various Tallahassee-area activity locations.

Beaches

Beaches

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 the SouthWood community. 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

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.

Local Activities

Local Activities

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.

Sports

Sports

With Florida State University,and Florida A&M University, and Tallahassee Community College located in Tallahassee, college sporting events are easily accessible! You can enjoy football, basketball, baseball and many more sporting events throughout the year.    

Shopping

Shopping

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.

Arts

Arts

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.

Area Parks

Parks

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.

Universities and Colleges

Universities and Colleges

If lifelong learning is a priority to you, Tallahassee is home to Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College.

Museums and Gardens

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.

 

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