Tucked away from the bank, a historic house is open to the public. After Native Americans were driven out of this area, likely the Apalachee tribe, Jason Gregory had a plantation house built in the 1840s. The park offers daily tours giving a plethora of information about the way of life in 19th century Florida. Fun fact: this house used to reside on the other side of the river!
The fall foliage, hiking trails (with actual elevation change!), and seasonal weather make this state park unlike any other in Florida. Because of the cooler temperatures, this state park has some of the best camping Florida has to offer. Plus, Bristol is only an hour away from Tallahassee and can serve as the perfect weekend getaway. Pack up your warmest jacket (a cardigan should be fine) and hiking boots and head on over.