Paynes Prairie State Preserve
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPaynes Prairie State Preserve Micanopy
Beautiful park: lots of longleaf pine forest. Great observation tower for the prairie; and a hiking/biking trail on the perimeter of the prairie.
We saw deer, wild horse, and wild boars. Some folks saw bison; we saw only their droppings.
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Fotos of Paynes Prairie don't do justice to its beauty - wonderful vistas thru swamp, tree roots rising from the green pollen covered water, Spanish moss draped down from sprawling majestic live oaks, flowers blooming from tiny crevices, shelf lichens grace old tree trunks and fallen limbs, mushrooms sprout from animal scat, owls silently float to …
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... for us to avoid road closures due to flooding.
Near Brunswick, GA we hit heavy, sometimes blinding rain. Not fun! Fortunately it didn't last too long. It's raining on and off all through S. Carolina. I-95 is closed at I-26. Northbound traffic is being re-routed west on I-26. We're headed for I-77 to Charlotte. The good news? Gas is $1.99 9/10 (cash). Temp is in the mid-60s. We've switched from A/C to heat! By the time we got to Charlotte, it was 59 and ...
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