In April 1774, the British botanist, William Bartram, eloquently described an Indian village on the site of present day Palatka. The lavish descriptions in Bartram's Travels, much of which pertained to Putnam County, became a classic, in large part because of Bartram's descriptions of Florida. Today, Putnam county and Palatka in particular are diverse in population, culture and in economy.
Things to do
Ravine Gardens State Park: activities include hiking, biking, and picnicking. With the scenic picnic areas, gardens, hiking trails, an informational exhibit, and many more, discover the parks history and enjoy the many events that take place throughout the year.
Putnam county is the Bass capital of the world! Making this the best fishing trip destination! Come participate in one of the many fishing competitions that Putnam has to offer.
Explore the many murals, boutiques, and restaurants in our downtown area, walking distance from the B&B. Or learn about the wetlands at the St. Johns River Center.
Golfers! Tee off at the historic Palatka Golf Course, and dine at their restaurant located near Ravine Gardens State Park.
Looking for some fun things to do while in town? Here is a list of things going on at Grand Gables and in the area!