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Florida Heritage Travel, December 2018 - Micanopy and McIntosh
November 29, 2018
December 2018 News and Events
Micanopy is on the west side of U.S. Highway 441 south of Gainesville. It is a small village with some nice antique shops and restaurants. The entire town is designated a historic district.
First let's get the pronunciation out of the way. It is Mick Can Opie (as in the boy character on the old Andy Griffith Show about Mayberry) - so don't make it rhyme with canopy.
The name comes from a Seminole chief of the same name.
McIntosh is on U.S. Highway 441 about 20 miles south of Gainesville and about 6 miles south of Micanopy.
The name of the town may come from an early planter named Col. John Houstoun McIntosh who owned a plantation in the area from the 1820s until it was destroyed by Seminole Indians during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842).
Micanopy is a small and quiet little town, so it's somewhat of a surprise to find a restaurant as good as Antonio's four miles south of this historic country town and close to the village of McIntosh. It is located next to the rustic Harvest Village, a collection of neat little shops and a farmer's market.
Antonio's was established in 2013 and already has a wide following of smart diners from all around the area.
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December is a great month with some cold weather. We even turn our heaters on now and then. Most of our snowbirds are back so the lines are longer at the restaurants. It's also cool enough on many days to sit outside - sometimes too cool.
HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FLORIDA EVENTS FOR DECEMBER:
FLORIDA WINERIES. Check the Florida winery nearest you. Many of them have wonderful weekend events that include music and wine tastings. Our site has information on 27 wineries scattered across the state. We plan to add even more when we have time to visit them.
FLORIDA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. We have an extensive list of Florida Tourist Attractions. Some of them are well known; other are a wonderful step back into Old Florida.
FLORIDA FESTIVALS. There are several outside events this time of year. Among these are outdoor art festivals and folk and bluegrass music festivals.
BEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA. Almost anything you decide to do in Florida can be enhanced by spending some quality time at a great beach, and best beaches in Florida will guide you in the right direction.
FLORIDA MUSEUMS. Many Florida art and historical museums have scheduled events. Click on the links to find out what is going on.
FLORIDA THEATER. This is an active time for plays and musical events in our many Florida theaters.. Check the links to find out what might be interesting to you.
FLORIDA AUTHORS. Any time is a good time to read a book by a Florida author. Our most visited author pages are those of Randy Wayne White, the creator of adventurous marine biologist Doc Ford, Tim Dorsey and his unlikely protagonist, serial killer Serge Storms, and Robert N. Macomber, and his historical novels featuring Captain Peter Wake of the U.S. Navy.
Here is a useful link that will tell you what is going on this month virtually everywhere in Florida.
Information on the towns and places hosting these events, or near them, including lodging, can be found at Florida Towns.
A few events are cancelled on very short notice. I do my best to ensure that our information is correct and current, but I recommend you call before leaving for the event to make sure it's still on.
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