Let’s Go Boating – Ocala Lakefront Living

Living on Lake Weir - Ocala Boating Dock

By Heather Lee – An Ocala Horse Properties Exclusive Since humans started exploring the planet, we’ve followed the water. Crossing oceans gave way to new discoveries and changed the course of history; chasing rivers opened our horizons. As travelers, we seek waterways on vacation, puttering pontoon boats along the shoreline at sunset or carving walls…

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Boutique Hotels

Boutique Ocala Area Hotels

Need a break from the stables? Check out OHP’s eight favorite boutique hotels all within a staycations’ drive from Ocala and Marion County.

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Why Ocala Is a Safe Haven From Hurricanes – WSJ Feature

Ocala is at less risk from coastal flooding than other parts of the state, according to a new analysis, making it a popular option for storm-weary home buyers. Not all parts of Florida are equally at risk of natural disasters. The Wall Street Journal asked Climate Alpha-a company that uses AI to build forecasting models…

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Tiny Horses Big Impact

A Miniature Therapy Horse Named Scout and a Large Friend

The Miniature Therapy Horses at Gentle Carousel Miniature Horse Therapy have big jobs — both promoting literacy here in Ocala and helping heal those in need throughout the country. BY AMBER HEINTZBERGER | PHOTOS COURTESY OF GENTLE CAROUSEL Imagine a classroom full of young children, engaged in a storybook about a tiny hero: a miniature…

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World Equestrian Center Ocala Food & Wine Festival is Back!

For Immediate Release — OCALA, Florida – September 8, 2022 – The 2022 Ocala Food & Wine Festival presented by Lugano Diamonds is back for a second year at World Equestrian Center Ocala. Three-Day Culinary Celebration Proceeds to Support Local Industry Drawing more than 800 attendees in a single-day event in 2021, this year’s event…

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Rashad Jones is Ocala’s King of BBQ!

Rashad Jones, owner of Big Lee’s Serious About Barbecue, has risen to local and national recognition for his determination, exceptional culinary talents and participation in the Food Network’s 6 part series, Eat, Sleep, BBQ. Although recognized as a ‘foodie celebrity’ for that role, Rashad does not consider the Food Network his defining moment. His focus…

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