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A visitor to the Tallahassee neighborhood of Buckwood may pass a resident walking east on Bucklake Road with a fishing pole. Buck Lake borders the eastern edge of the neighborhood and is a favorite fishing spot where fly fisherman catch striped bass, smelt, and pan fish. Mahan Drive defines the north edge of Buckwood, and it is bounded on the west by County Road 158, which curves south into Bucklake Road. Avid anglers also like to drive a few miles farther east to J R Ford Pond where they are rewarded with crappie, blue catfish, and brown and tiger trout.
The Bucklake Elementary School, providing instruction for grades Pre-K to 5, is two miles east of the community off of Mahan Drive. A Walmart Supercenter is three minutes to the west of the neighborhood.
Golf enthusiasts will appreciate Cross Creek Golf Course on Mahan Drive. This public facility with bentgrass tees, greens, and fairways was completed in 2002. The wooded 18-hole course is crisscrossed by the Little Paint Brush Creek and dotted with rocky outcrops on several holes making it scenic and challenging.
Tallahassee’s rich history includes the Spanish, who established a mission in 1633. The original building was demolished in 1704 ahead of the British invasion, but the Mission San Luis de Apalachee, located two miles west of the Florida Capitol Building, has been restored. Visitors are taken back to 17th century Florida when they walk through this historical site, listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. This is the only remaining one of over 100 missions the Spanish built in Florida with the intention of converting the local Timucuan and Apalachee Indian tribes to Christianity.