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High Springs Livin’

 

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I’ve blogged about High Springs before when my family and I visited the town for my birthday celebration in January. Since then we’ve come back a few times, and each time we always find something new!

My favorite part of the town are the amazing antique stores, fun shops and restaurants! But I really adore just walking around with my family and finding inspiration in new places. Like in the picture below where the store hung up old doors as shelves – I’m in love with that idea! I told dad he’d have to figure out how to make those for our house.

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One thing we always do when in a new place is ask the locals where they go. That’s the best way to get the inside scoop on the town’s treasured spots. Naturally, I was on the hunt to find the best bakery, and luckily we found a hidden treasure in the Secret Garden Bakery & Wisteria Cottage.

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It’s part bakery and part store – the BEST combination ever! The sweet aroma from the bakery followed us around the store. So of course, we couldn’t leave without some sweet treats. Kev got this amazing blueberry cheesecake bar while I got a coconut key lime bar. It was delicious – I wanted to go back and ask for the recipe … or a lifetime supply. Kev ate his in about 3 bites, so I’m guessing he enjoyed it.

They also have a quaint visitor’s center where the host will tell you about different events and activities happening in town. I’m a sucker for brochures, so the visitor’s centers are always my first stop.

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That’s where we learned about Poe Springs. It was such a beautiful day to head to the springs and walk the trails. Since it was an impromptu trip, we didn’t have suits but the water looked gorgeous. We’re already planning to go back for summer trips!

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