HIGH SPRINGS ‒ According to an article published by “The Edvocate,” an online magazine that says it was created to advocate for education equity, reform and innovation, High Springs was recently named one of the 10 best small towns for outdoor enthusiasts in Florida.

“Florida is renowned for its bustling cities, theme parks and beaches, but it’s also home to some of the most charming small towns perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. From the Panhandle to the southernmost point, these small towns offer a slower pace with an impressive array of activities in nature. Here are the 10 best small towns in Florida that cater to those who yearn for adventure in the great outdoors.”

Listed as number eight of 10, the article lists High Springs as an area that “teems with natural springs like Ginnie Springs, making it ideal for those who enjoy freshwater swimming, cave diving or river tubing adventures.

Other cities listed are Dunedin, Mount Dora, Apalachicola, Cedar Key, Crystal River, DeFuniak Springs, Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Everglades City and Venice.

The article further reads that “For those looking to connect with nature while enjoying quaint community life, these towns represent Florida’s diverse ecological offerings — from serene beaches and bountiful lakes to dense forests and unique swamplands — each holds untold adventures waiting to be discovered by outdoor enthusiasts.”

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