Do you wish your organization had a quiet place in the country to host retreats and workshops? If so, this idyllic property may be just what you've been hoping for!
FCPJ land constitutes approximately 15 rural acres with a 2,100 sq ft cracker style meeting hall nestled among pecan trees. Behind the meeting hall is a 100 acre parcel with trails through pine flatwoods, and wetlands. The trails let you see cypress trees, wildflowers and unique wetland plants, perfect for hiking or contemplative strolls. You may see deer, turkey, gopher tortoises, hawks and owls and other birds. This acreage also makes a good demonstration area for eco-education tours. The feeling is spacious and secluded without being isolated.
The Land is located approximately 20 miles NE of Gainesville and about 12 miles from Starke at the intersection of County Roads 227 and 18. Lakes Hampton, Sampson, Crosby, and Rowell all have public boat ramps and are 5-15 miles away. The Palatka to Lake Butler Rail Trail is about 3 miles away and offers a unique opportunity for longer hikes and bike rides. The property is centrally located for side visits to Ichetucknee Springs and River, canoeing on the New River, visiting the Santa Fe River and its springs, or exploring the white sand beaches and learning the history of the nation's oldest city, St. Augustine.
If your group thinks this might be the setting you've been dreaming of, let's talk. We'd like to make you a part of our collaborative attempt to have a physical space we call “home” as a place to plan and strategize our collective goals.
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