Here tucked in the north central part of Florida you will find region know as "horse country." Ocala is located in Marion County and is well known for its hundreds of thoroughbred horse farms. So much so, that Ocala and Marion County have become known as the "Horse Capital of the World." The horse farms are situated in attractive rolling green pastures. Ocala, itself, offers visitors winding community pathways lined with oak trees and dangling trellises of Spanish moss, and the opportunity to explore miles of untainted nature. If the prospect of canoeing down a crystal clear stream amid the largest sand pine forest in the world sounds appealing, Ocala and surrounding Marion County are more than worth your time.