• Embrace the Outdoors with Dad this Father’s Day on Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville-Weeki Wachee

    With Father’s Day quickly approaching, plan to celebrate one of the most important men in your life with an outdoor adventure on Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville-Weeki Wachee.

    A pastime as old as time itself, the lure of fishing can be irresistible to both fish and angler. Moments shared casting and landing fish are simple and pure, whatever your age.

    Here on Florida’s Adventure Coast, the fishing choices are so plentiful that every day can yield a new favorite. Try casting from the shore of Lake Townsen, Silver Lake or sites along the Withlacoochee River for a freshwater catch.

    Spend time from the piers at Jenkin’s Creek and Bayport for inshore catches. Explore flats fishing from a kayak or small boat among the canals and marshy flats near Hernando Beach. Plan a half or full day guided offshore adventure with a professional charter service. Choose among licensed fishing Captain’s familiar with local waters.


    For a powerful rush on land, go off-road and ride the trails within the Croom Motorcycle Area.

    Part of the Withlacoochee State Forest, the 2,600-acre Croom Motorcycle Area is the only state-run property devoted exclusively to off highway vehicles (OHVs). This popular attraction features miles of trails that include hardwood hammocks, scrubland and jump areas created from mining pits. The Croom Motorcycle Area also offers separate trails for BMX and mountain bikers. There are areas set aside for training and young riders as well.

    Florida’s Adventure Coast’s Croom Motorcycle Area offers fun for the whole family. For those without their own vehicles, it is easy to arrange rentals. Contact one of the service providers and choose among variably sized four-wheel ATVs or dirt bikes. Even for those new to the activity, training is available with no minimum age limit; vehicles are matched to body size and skill level. For those ready to get a little dusty and power through miles of forested trails, Croom Motorcycle Area offers something for everyone. Plan your adventure today.

    Our mix of waterways welcomes paddlers with a diverse collection of experiences. Plan unforgettable adventures on the water from the Gulf of Mexico to the Withlacoochee River and points between.

    The shady and primitive Withlacoochee River flows north and winds through the Withlacoochee State Forest, often running adjacent to the Withlacoochee State Trail, where hiking, biking and horseback riding enthusiasts enjoy the trail year-round. Put ins and canoe/kayak ramps are available at Nobleton Wayside Park. Lake Townsen Regional Park and Silver Lake Recreation Area are also great waterways to explore as paddlers.

    Explore an ecologically rich coastal estuary along the 1.7-mile Bayport-Linda Pedersen Paddling Trail. Linking Bayport Park and Linda Pedersen Park, the water trail weaves through a dynamic tidal ecosystem. When you paddle the trail, you might spy a wide array of wading birds, along with belted kingfishers, ospreys, and bald eagles. In addition to avifauna, kayakers have the chance to encounter marine life including coastal dolphins, otters, and even Florida manatees.

    Advanced kayakers who wish to spend even more time on the water can tack on the 1.4-mile Redfish Bayou Loop, which branches off the Bayport-Linda Pedersen Paddling Trail about halfway between Bayport Park and Linda Pedersen Park.
    Whether on land or water, Florida’s Adventure Coast Brooksville – Weeki Wachee has an adventure to share with your Father, or anyone that enjoys the great outdoors. Plan your adventure today.


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