Local Area

An Outdoor Lovers Paradise.

Ocala is an equestrian lovers dream city but it's location near Ocala National Forest, and Silver Springs National Park make it a popular destination for anglers, kayakers, boaters, and outdoor enthusiasts.

The winding city roads lined with oak trees and Spanish moss are a serene escape from city life. But for those looking for community activities, Ocala has those, too. There are a collection of art galleries, fine dining, festivals and weekly entertainment options including a Feel Downtown Live concert series.

Silver Springs State Park

Silver Springs State Park is located on the Silver River in Marion County. The park contains Silver Springs, one of the largest artesian springs ever discovered, and offers miles of walking trails, a museum, picnic areas, & more.

A few of our favorite local attractions:

  • Appleton Museum of Art

    The 81,610-square-foot museum features 30,000 square feet of gallery space devoted to the Appleton’s permanent collections.
  • Reilly Arts Center

    The Reilly Arts Center is Ocala's downtown destination for live entertainment of all kinds and is the home of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra.
  • Trail Riding

    Saddle up and take a horseback riding tour or take a guided tour of equestrian properties and meet some of the greats.