During the past year, we’ve come to appreciate the recreational opportunities of natural Florida like never before. The Weeki Wachee River is one of those breath-taking jewels people love to visit. This river flows about 7 miles from the headspring to.read more..
As temperatures gently dip, nudged by fresh fall breezes beneath dazzling blue skies, there’s no time better to celebrate room-to-roam riches and no place better than here, in Nature’s Place to Play. Lose the roadways and find joy exploring our wide open spaces and vast trail network.read more..
The tapestry of natural areas, parks, and preserves along Florida’s Adventure Coast support a spectacular diversity of flora and fauna. Spread along the Gulf of Mexico, the region offers 200,000 acres of protected parklands to explore, along with pristine rivers, swathes of old-growth forest, and the beautiful waters of the Gulf. From birding walks to family cycling trips.read more..
Beautiful weather, calm seas, nature and lots of hungry fish. What could be better?
Enjoy a water day your way. Launch your own vessel, arrange a rental or charter a trip with a local guide; the choice is yours on Florida’s Adventure Coast. Hernando Beach and Weeki Wachee marinas welcome you with freshly scrubbed open-air boats of.read more..
By Amanda Nalley, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Kayak fishing is a growing sport and it’s easy to see why. Kayaks are nimble, less expensive than most motorized boats and provide access to places even the best casts from land just can’t reach.read more..
Offering a montage of trail-laced woodlands, slow-rolling rivers, and biodiversity-rich wetlands, Florida’s Adventure Coast has unlimited outdoor adventures on tap. The region is overlaid with nearly 200,000 acres of protected parklands, offering an abundance of opportunities for outdoor lovers all year long. From morning birdwatching walks to family-friendly bike rides and coastal kayaking trips, there’s something for every.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..
by Sally White, Guest Contributor
Adventures of Mom
“My bright blue kayak bobbed on the waves. The wind picked up and the knot in my stomach tightened. To my left was the gaping mouth of the Weeki Wachee and Mud Rivers, and to my right was the endless Gulf of Mexico. I was but a speck in the great wide. read more..
For four days earlier this month, over 60 media professionals from the Florida Outdoor Writers Association (FOWA) immersed themselves in Nature’s Place to Play. From scalloping and fishing, to shooting, paddling and cycling, attendees played outdoors. Guided tours of Chinsegut Hill Manor House Museum and our.read more..
Is kayaking your favorite outdoor adventure? If so, you’re in good company and in a great place.
Millions of Americans have discovered the thrill of kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding. According to the Outdoor Foundation, each year shows a surge in paddlesport popularity. Top reported motivations are: to get exercise, be with family and friends, observe scenic beauty, get close to.read more..