The Oak Park Inn Bed and Breakfast can be found in downtown Arcadia at 2 West Oak Street. What a charming and beautiful BnB to visit. Arcadia, Florida is located at the intersection of Route 17 and Route 70, mid-state between Sarasota and Fort Pierce. Downtown Arcadia is an enchanting district of historic buildings full of antique shops. Pleasantly lost in time, Arcadia offers a pleasing escape from the hustle and bustle of life.
While there it would be worth your while to take the time to canoe down the beautiful Peace River. The Peace River gently meanders through Arcadia with high, forested banks, low pastures and sandy outcroppings. It’s not unusual to spot deer, alligator and a variety of birds, maybe even some wild turkeys. Fossil hunting is a favorite of some as well. Becky Bragg is the owner of Canoe Outpost, one of Florida’s most established paddling outfitters. She invites you to glide through the unspoiled back country and experience its quiet. Swim, fish or have a picnic. Canoe Outpost-Arcadia (800) 268-0083
Arcadia holds several popular annual events: The Desoto County Fair between January 17 – 27, 2013; the Watermelon Festival in May at the height of harvesting season; special events along with car shows and parades. The tri-annual All-Florida Championship Rodeo will be held March 8 & 9, 2013.
On the fourth Saturday of each month, vendors from surrounding areas take over the streets with even more wares and precious finds. Tucked between the shops, you’ll have the chance to enjoy cafés, home cooking, a tea room and even an old fashion ice cream parlor, complete with homemade delicious flavors, sundaes and shakes.