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5 Ways to Keep Cool in Tallahassee

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Summer’s heat is definitely here and we’re all in need of some ways to keep cool. Here are five ways to keep from getting overheated this summer.

1. Hit the beach.

Tallahassee seems inland, but it’s only 22 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. There are closer beaches (Mashes Sands, Wakulla Beach, Shell Point), but for a real Florida beach day, try St. George Island. Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park has bathrooms and picnic facilities, and the island also has more public beach access if the state park has filled up. Because of safety concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic, the state park is limiting capacity.

2. Hit the pool.

If you don’t have one in your backyard, it’s OK. The City of Tallahassee has pools for you to enjoy. Because of safety concerns due to coronavirus, the Trousdell Aquatics Center lap pool is the only one open, and that’s by reservation for lap swimming and water walking. As conditions improve, the large Trousdell pool will open, as well as the facilities at the Jack McLean Aquatics Center on Paul Russell Road, the Wade Wehunt Pool on Myers Park Drive, the Levy Pool on West Tharpe, the Forestmeadows Pool on North Meridian Road, the Robinson-Trueblood Pool on Dade Street and the Walker-Ford Pool on Pasco Street.

3. Hit the trails, then take a dip.

Tallahassee is surrounded by national forests and home to a great assortment of city and state parks. All of these parks have extensive hiking trails and more than a few have some great spots for swimming. Just a short drive away is the Wakulla Springs State Park, home to trails and crisp 72-degree springheads that are partitioned off for swimming.

4. Hit the books.

LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Libraries around Tallahassee are also open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out a book, relax and read, or surf the web, all for free with your library card. There are seven branches all around town for your convenience. Remember to wear your mask!

5. Still not cooling off? Call Barineau Heating & Air.

If your air conditioner is blowing hot air or just not keeping your home or business as cool as it used to, give Barineau Heating & Air a call at 850-580-4029 or make an appointment online. Barineau’s professionals can perform routine maintenance, repairs or even upgrade your system to save you money in the long run.

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