Tag Archives: La Chua Trail

De-stress: Run, bike Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail

I just received my Hike 100 Challenge pin in the mail. The pins were sent to the more than 2,300 hikers who completed the Smokies Hike 100 Challenge in 2016 as part of the Centenniel Celebration of the National Park Service. I’m so glad I could be part of that hiking experience. I love hiking […]

A good reason to stay on the trail

A walk along the La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie can give you the chance to see the University of Florida’s mascot namesake — a real gator. A park volunteer was patrolling the trail in a truck, using a pole to nudge a few gators off the trail to give all of us walkers a […]