OK so let me start off with an explanation about the location of our latest adventure. The Devils Millhopper Geological State Park sounds much more ominous and creepy than it really is. It has nothing to do with horror movies, the occult, or anything else that may send your imagination into over drive. So what is Devils Millhopper? It’s a small state park that celebrates a geological phenomenon from the 1800’s!
In a nutshell, the Devils Millhopper is an ancient sinkhole that has attracted visitors for years! When the family and I were in the Gainesville area, we decided to check out this rather interesting state park. I’m not big into geology or anything, but I’m from the North where we have mountains and elevation changes. Here in Florida we don’t have that, so the other option is to go down!
After paying a small fee to enter the Devils Millhopper Geological State Park, the Mrs. strapped in our littlest and I grabbed my back pack ready for quite an adventure. I had read that there were 236 steps down to the bottom of this sinkhole and was prepared for some really strenuous activity. I packed a few bottles of water as well as my radio so my oldest and I could keep in touch with the Mrs. while we were on our vertical hike. She didn’t dare take our newest addition up and down all those stairs!