Micanopy, Florida, pronounced (mick-ah-no-pea), has been described as quaint, adorable, rustic and even nicknamed “the town that time forgot“. Micanopy is located eleven miles south of Gainesville and is definitely old Florida with quite a remarkable history and interesting things to see.
One of the many nice things about Florida is that you can meander through the back roads and find wonderful small towns with old Florida charm. I love that laid back, welcoming Florida feel. Today, we are visiting Dade City, Florida on the Florida’s west coast about 45 minutes north of Tampa (founded in approximately 1884).
So what exactly is a Devil’s Millhopper? It’s Florida’s only Geological State Park. The park is in Gainesville and was established in 1974, 64 acres of Florida’s natural beauty with a massive 120-foot deep 500-foot wide limestone sinkhole.
Keel & Curley Winery in Plant City, Florida offers a blueberry of a good time. Founded by Joe Keel in 2003, a local blueberry farmer, his winery offers a variety of fruit flavored wines, including three types of blueberry wine, a sweet, a semi-dry, and a dry.
Florida Estates Winery in Land O’ Lakes, Florida (Pasco County) is a country gem serving high quality wines since 2001. I recently spent some time with Ron Hunt, the VP and General Manager (and chief winemaker), while doing a wine tasting recently.