Morningside Nature Center


Gainesville’s premier nature park, Morningside Nature Center, is one of the last remaining examples of fire-dependent longleaf pine woodlands in the area. More than six miles of trails wind through sandhill, flatwoods, cypress domes, and areas where native vegetation is being restored. Morningside boasts a spectacular wildflower display and opportunity to see a diverse array of wildlife. For a complete listing of programs and events please visit our ongoing Morningside Nature Programs page.

Acres: 416


Living History Farm 


The Living History Farm at Morningside Nature Center brings a Florida family living in the mid to late 1800s to life again. On Living History days (First Saturday of the month, September through May) farm visitors can observe daily life in 1870 as staff interpret by gone days through chores and activities.

Acres: 10


Holiday Hours: Morningside Nature Center, Park and Living History Farm will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Please note: As part of Nature Operations’ land management practices, when prescribed burns take place, the park will be closed. Please check this website or call 352-393-8240 for updates.

Dogs are not allowed at Morningside Nature Center, on the Living History Farm or on the hiking trails.



3540 E University Ave, Gainesville 32641  View Map

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