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How to Have an Unforgettable Family Vacation to Florida’s Adventure Coast

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.

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An Insider’s Guide to Florida’s Beautiful and Unique Weekiwachee Preserve

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.

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4 Fun Facts about the Gopher Tortoise

Behold: The Gentle Gopher Tortoise

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.

Appearance

Gopher tortoises are reptiles whose thick, oblong adult.

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Search for Spring Songbirds

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.

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Sustainable Adventuring: Nature With a Side of Nice

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.

Florida’s Adventure Coast is a destination full of natural wonders and historic community treasures..

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September’s Sensational Songbirds

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.

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How Sunsets Soothe Your Soul On Florida’s Adventure Coast

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.

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**Florida’s Adventure Coast Birding Guide**

Make the most of your birding adventure! Download our 32 page Birding Sites in Hernando County guide book, created by the Florida’s Adventure Coast Visitors Bureau and Hernando Audubon Society.

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A Treasure to Cherish: Weeki Wachee Springs

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.

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Natural Wonders: Red Shouldered Hawk

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.

These large raptors are among the most distinctively marked – barred reddish beneath with a strongly banded tail. In flight, translucent crescents near the wingtips let.

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