Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens, Tallahassee, Florida
3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, Florida| Map |
The Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens is a lovely, historic preserve of ornamental gardens, woods, trails and lakes. This park is a favorite among Tallahassee locals, and provides a pleasant outing for visiting families as well. In the spring, the Gardens are in high bloom, and there are special programs and tours associated with them. Fall and winter bring traditional seasonal events and ranger programs are available year-round. In the summer, the Gardens offer an escape from the heat with its swimming lake and shaded hiking and biking trails. Lake Hall is used for swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and electric boating; picnic pavilions with barbecue grills dot the shore, so families can make a day of it and cook their own food. Hikers, bike riders and equestrians share 5 miles of trail in the park (with 5 miles of bike-only trails); for the small set, there are two short, easy nature trails that wind their way through the trees surrounding the lake.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Take a self-guided tour using the free brochure given out at the ranger station.
Address: 3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, Florida| Map
Phone: (904) 487-4556
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am - 5 pm More Info
Price: Adults(13+): $6; Children(2-12): $3; Children(0-1): Free More Info