Home to some of the Sunshine’s State’s most iconic attractions, Florida’s Adventure Coast has been enticing visitors for decades. The region is teeming with natural wonders, from inviting freshwater springs to wildlife-rich woodlands to sun-soaked stretches of shoreline. The area also has a captivating history, and reminders of the past still dot the local landscape—especially in historic Brooksville.read more..
A mosaic of marshlands, floodplain forests, shimmering lakes, and grasslands, the Weekiwachee Preserve is an outdoor oasis for nature lovers. Spread over the southwest corner of Hernando County along Florida’s Adventure Coast, the 11,206-acre ecological treasure also serves as a fantastic destination for hiking, biking, paddling, and birdwatching. Bounded by the Weekiwachee.read more..
Find these ancient, gentle munchers-of-foliage throughout Nature’s Place to Play.
A keystone species, their burrows can be shared with more than 350 other types of wildlife. Here are some fun facts about Florida’s Gopher tortoise.
Gopher tortoises and their burrows are listed as Threatened and are protected under state law.
World Migratory Bird Day is May 11, but on Florida’s Adventure Coast, it’s April that is songbird season. While there are many species of birds that live here year-round, April is the best month to look for songbirds that are migrating in the spring. These birds have.read more..
Sustainable Tourism is a growing trend that is here to stay.
Using the three pillars of sustainable tourism: economic, social and environmental, we can celebrate by supporting the local communities we visit and retaining those natural habitats in a manner equal to, or better than, we found them.read more..
While there are many species of birds that live in Florida’s Adventure Coast all year around, September is the best month to look for songbirds that are migrating in the fall. These birds have spent the summer nesting and raising their chicks in the northern states and Canada, and are now passing through the county as they fly to.read more..
Choose a cruise with Bayport River Safari
Has your day been kind of busy? Maybe even a little stressful? Wind down on the water. Feel your cares melt away as you step aboard the roomy Bayport River Safari vessel. You’ll find plenty of front row seating for.read more..
With shimmering clarity, the Weeki Wachee is as precious as the aquamarine gem the Springs’ color resembles. Named by the Seminole Indians, the moniker is said to mean “Little Spring” or “Winding River.” Best known as home to Mermaids who have entertained audiences for generations, the entire waterway is itself a treasure on many levels, both above and below.read more..
Red shouldered hawks are year-round Florida residents that can often be heard before they are seen. When hiking around Florida’s Adventure Coast, particularly in and around deciduous, marshy forest, listen for their unique whistle.read more..