Explore gorgeous gardens and spend quality time at this state park in northern Florida.
The Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park is located off of Interstate 10 in northern Tallahassee, Florida. Its main attraction is the historic home and ornamental gardens of the Maclay family. This 28-acre park was designed by Alfred Maclay in the early 1900s. Flowering plants you will see include various camellias and azaleas. Annual special events you can attend are the Tour of the Gardens in May, Kids Fishing Day in June, Camellia Christmas in December, and more.
This Florida State Park is open daily from 8 am to sunset. Please note that peak blooming season is around mid to late March, and there is a higher fee to enter the gardens during the first four months of the year. Horseback riding, geocaching, picnicking, and wildlife observation are popular activities to do here. There are also two nature trails and several miles of hiking and biking trails that are perfect for anyone seeking adventure.