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Getting Here and Around!
Driving and Parking:
We are easily accessible by car. The FOLC Farm fronts on a paved county maintained road (SE 15th Street) and is conveniently located just three miles from downtown Gainesville. The property itself has a dirt drive and room for 20+ parked cars. FYI- this is a simple dirt drive with the occasional bumpy roots and uneven surfaces, but we have not had a problem thus far with the variety of car types that have visited.
Directions: When traveling south on SE 15th street (towards Boulware Springs and Payne's Prairie) you will see the two entrances to Boulware Springs on the right. In less than 2/10 of a mile you will see a 35 MPH speed limit sign and neighborhood road (SE 14 Terrace) on the right. Our drive is on the left directly across the street. You will see The FOLC Farm painted mailbox, sign on the wooden fence, black metal gate and a landscaped area with limestone rocks, plants and mulch. Solar lights on fence posts come on at night to help you out. Yes! You made it to the right spot. For events we will have the gate open. If the gate is closed when you arrive, just pull up in front of the gate and give us a call and we will open it up for you.
The Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) is a small airport flying throughout Florida, Delta (arrives through Atlanta, GA) and American (arrives through Charlotte, NC and Dallas, TX) and is located 6.5 miles (12 minute drive) from The FOLC Farm. Uber/Lyft/Cab from the airport to The FOLC Farm is available. Usually, flights into the larger nearby cities: Jacksonville (82 miles), Orlando (121 miles), Tampa (137 miles) cost less and will have direct flight options between large cities. If you fly into one of these larger airports, the easiest option to get to Gainesville is by car rental (can drop off at Gainesville airport). There are limited bus options.
Airport Website: https://www.flygainesville.com/
We are located nearly across the street (2/10 mile) from the Gainesville-Hawthorne cycling and walking trail at the Boulware Springs entrance. It is super easy and fun to get here by the paved trail and our favorite way! The trail is open during daylight hours and allows non-motorized vehicles only. Downtown Gainesville is within 3 miles, Depot Park/South Main is only 2.5 miles, and UF and Shands Hospital is 3.5 miles. The trail crosses one major road (Williston/Waldo) coming from the city. You can also take the trail SE in the opposite direction of Gainesville to enjoy Payne's Prairie and the trail all the way to the town of Hawthorne (15 miles).
Local Public Transportation:
The Gainesville RTS bus #2 has a stop very close (450 ft.) to The FOLC Farm. When using public transport while at The FOLC Farm, Bus #2 goes directly to Super Wal-Mart. You can transfer to Bus #3 (1 mile from The FOLC Farm) which goes to the main downtown Rosa Parks station. From Rosa Parks you can reach most places in Gainesville.
RTS Website: http://go-rts.com/