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Beautiful views & gorgeous wildflowes

The park is small...but well worth the visit. The hike is lovely along the lake edge with... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
Ocala, Florida
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Early morning beauty

Views of Newman's Lake from a quiet walking path. A great way to be one with nature without having... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2017
Gainesville, Florida
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Jun 17, 2018
“Dirty with tons of mosquitos”
Apr 28, 2018
“Beautiful views & gorgeous wildflowes”
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

I strongly recommend avoiding this attraction. When we visited, it was fairly overgrown and very dirty with trash and dead worms. The mosquitos are everywhere. The 10 minutes we spent there was not good. However, the local parks people are developing more trails in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Victoria S
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

The park is small...but well worth the visit. The hike is lovely along the lake edge with incredible views. If you love nature, wildflowers, birdwatching you will enjoy this nature park.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LPLoveToTravel
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

Stopped while in area , 16 acre park along waterfront. Small path to point with trash cans and signage. Benches to sit at to watch wildlife. Dog friendly, pick up dog business and don’t litter.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank bgdiver1963
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Palm Point is a small natural area park on the Gainesville side of Newnan's Lake (as opposed to the Windsor side). It doesn't have much going on. If you're an avid nature lover you'll still enjoy it immensely. There are a lot of plants to...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank H3487AQmarya
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

We planned to go to Botanical Gardens but they were closed (Thursday) so we selected this park instead. The lake is pretty but not that clean - no swimming. The park is nothing exciting-wide sandy/dirt trail that leads to lake. Benches in disrepair. It was...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank ddd1957
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

I grew up on this side of the lake. It's great to go clear your mind. Meditate, yoga. What eery our flavor.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Robin M
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Views of Newman's Lake from a quiet walking path. A great way to be one with nature without having to hike Paynes Prairie or bike San Felasco. A very short loop takes you out and back and the trial is mowed often enough to make...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank aalycbyg
Reviewed July 28, 2016

This tiny park has a bench and a place to park. There is a nice view of the lake, but on the wrong side for sunset. The lake is not suitable for swimming. I've seen a few fishermen but no catch. If you just want...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank John H
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Remote, beautiful trail to sit on Newmans Lake. You can see Eagles at times and sometimes even the Gainesville area rowing. Very peaceful and quiet.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Hannah40222
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Very nice short walk on well maintained trail next to a shore. We saw lots of hawks. The view across the water is very pretty. Some benches to sit on encourages enjoying the view. Probably a nice spot to watch the sun rise.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank 184DonP
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