When you think of Florida sinkholes, you probably think of the terrifying ones that swallow entire homes like they're ibuprofen. It's only natural. Not every Florida sinkhole is a menace, though — and some are downright scenic. Take the Devil's Millhopper in Gainesville: a 120-foot (37-meter) deep sinkhole that opened in the ground between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago. While probably alarming in its day, it's currently a harmless, lush bowl of rainforest in otherwise sandy terrain. You can climb right down to the bottom, and it won't eat you. We promise.
A Scenic Sinkhole
What's the Devil Got to Do With It?
Written by Mae Rice July 17, 2018
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