Parks are now
toll free, at
GAINESVILLE-HAWTHORNE STATE TRAIL
Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail stretches 17 miles from the City of
Gainesville's Boulware Springs Park through the Paines Prairie State
Preserve and the Lockloosa Wildlife Management Area. In the 1850's the
railroad was constructed from Fernandina to Cedar Key. It was of great
importance in the founding and history of Gainesville.
recreational trail is designed for walking, cycling, and horseback riding.
Parking is provided at the two trail heads, Boulware Springs Park in
Gainesville and in Hawthorne.
Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail is located on S.E. 15th Street and
extends to Hawthorne near U.S. 301
more information, contact:
S.E. 17th Street
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