A guide to state parks in (or around) Tallahassee

By Cristi McKee As the capital of Florida, Tallahassee is most known for the government buildings it is home to, like the “old” and “new” capitol buildings, the Florida Supreme Court, and the Florida Department of Education. What many don’t know is that Tallahassee and its surrounding communities are actually home to numerous historical, unique and expansive state parks. From sites of Florida Civil War … Continue reading A guide to state parks in (or around) Tallahassee

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological Park: A Serene Piece of History

By Cristi McKee | Photo: Cristi McKee When sitting atop the platform that overlooks Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park, it is difficult to picture a time that this land encompassed a vivid southeastern socio-religious complex instead of a quiet, peaceful green expanse. Once, in approximately, 1200 A.D. to 1500 A.D., this state park was the home of Lake Jackson Indians. Most likely the ‘Southeastern … Continue reading Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological Park: A Serene Piece of History