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Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Opens in 8 min: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Absolutely Gorgeous State Park!

I always enjoy visiting this park while in Tallahassee - the grounds are beautiful, and there are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, GA
Great outdoor are

We love visiting here for hiking and biking, or just walking about. Its beautiful and quiet any... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Tallahassee, Florida
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  • Poor2%
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3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always enjoy visiting this park while in Tallahassee - the grounds are beautiful, and there are so many things to do there for everyone!

Thank rags5930
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We love visiting here for hiking and biking, or just walking about. Its beautiful and quiet any time of year.

Thank kccallison
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Alfred Maclay must have done wonders for Tallahassee because this State Park is tremendous both in its' arboretum, and wide range of activities it provides. There is a Lake, Lake Hall, that allows you to do canoeing, and a fabulous park dedicated to the many...More

Thank DrLWill
Reviewed 20 September 2018

This is a great place to visit alone or with family or friends. Flowers and foliage everywhere, a lake with a small area for swimming, fishing is allowed, as are canoes and kayaks. It is also a beautiful setting for a wedding (I attended one...More

Thank mariannetrusselllaw
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful gardens. Great bike trails. Got lost and road an extra 45 minutes. Hot hot hot. I was riding too fast to notice any bugs. Water fountain wasn’t working. Nice lakes - but don’t get too close, you might find an alligator.

Thank loridh145
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Gardens nice, even out of peak season. The azaela gardens must be stunning in spring. Nice walks and recreation area.

Thank JadedButPractical
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A must see with loved ones. My wife and I enjoyed the view and quiet time. Beautiful garden's with the lake is just breath taking. So beautiful and peaceful. After a busy work week enjoy Saturday or Sunday with Mackey Gardens.

Thank pjroberts73
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Smack in town, very convenient. Good opportunity to get out and stretch, enjoy nature, etc. Gardens are best in spring, namesake home open January - April. But don’t overlook this state park at any time of the year. Very nice trails for walking, trail bikes,...More

Thank jimgN1626NG
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Enjoy beautiful gardens overlooking Lake Hall via charming brick walkways. Find the secret garden. Relax on the lawn of the family cottage. Swim, crew, fish or kayak in the lake. Walk forest paths from Maclay Gardens to Lake Jackson. This is an amazing sanctuary to...More

Thank SHenderson850
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Visited Maclay Gardens while in town for a business trip. While the peak azalea bloom had unfortunately passed (I visited in mid April), it was still a great place to walk around and bird watch. I also visited the house, and had an interesting talk...More

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12 September 2018|
Response from SHenderson850 | Reviewed this property |
This is an interesting question that I don't know the answer to. When the Maclay's bought the property in 1923, there was simply a dirt road leading from Thomasville Road to a "simple hunting cabin" on the shore of Lake... More
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Response from Candace M | Reviewed this property |
The website states: "Many brides and grooms get married in the beautiful gardens at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park. For information about weddings in the Gardens, please call." Just google "Maclay Gardens - Weddings... More