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What is there to do near Summerfield, Florida?

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Things to do in and near Summerfield, Florida, include hiking, apple picking, ice skating and skiing. Visitors can also take in live music, attend shows and visit museums.

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Summerfield offers numerous activities for families, including skiing and apple picking. Several orchards in the area, such as Hammack Farms, Hunsader U-Pick Farms and Buckingham Farms, offer apple picking. Visitors can also get fresh produce from local farmers markets, such as The Market of Marion and Health Happens Farmers Market.

Visitors can experience nature by visiting nearby Ocala National Forest, a 383,000-acre area with hundreds of lakes and springs. They can camp, hike and hunt in the forest or fish, boat and scuba dive in Alexander Springs, Fore Lake and Juniper Springs. The 72-degree Fahrenheit freshwater Alexander Springs, nestled among palm and maple trees, offers swimming and scuba diving. The forest has more than 100 miles of hiking trails, including the Florida National Scenic Trail. Hikers can traverse the entire 90 miles of the Florida National Scenic Trail or choose sections.

There are several museums and historical sites located in and around Summerfield, including the Pioneer Florida Museum, Eustic Historical Museum and Preservation Society, and Apopka Historical Society and Museum of the Apopkans.

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