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Overflowing with beautiful locations, Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville-Weeki Wachee welcomes you to experience the Sunshine State’s best water-based activities. Reel in the fun of a fantastic Florida fishing trip, go canoeing and kayaking in unspoiled waterways, savor a scalloping excursion along the Gulf of Mexico, or watch gentle manatees drift in scenic springs and lazy rivers.

Paddling is one of our signature adventures on Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville-Weeki Wachee. Follow miles of popular canoeing and kayaking trails for an experience of Florida’s natural beauty that you won’t soon forget! Enjoy a great day on the water by renting from one of our kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard rentals, or launch your own vessel at a local park with canoe/kayak ramps. For a guided experience, explore with Get-up-and-Go Weeki Wachee, offering crystal clear kayaks and tours of the marsh at the mouth of the Weeki Wachee River. 


Coastal paddling offers stunning views and a peaceful way to experience Florida’s natural coastline. Launch a kayak or canoe and discover the Bayport-Linda Pedersen Paddling Trail, a marked route connecting Bayport Park and Linda Pedersen Park on Florida’s Adventure Coast. At 1.7 miles one-way, go with the tide for an easy paddle or make it round-tip journey at 3.4 miles. Advanced paddlers can extend the trip to a full 4.8 miles by exploring the 1.4 mile Redfish Bayou Trail. Both Bayport Park and Linda Pedersen Park offer dedicated kayak and canoe launches, parking, restrooms, picnic areas and other amenities. 


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Paddling to your next adventure on Florida’s Adventure Coast

Follow miles of popular canoeing and kayaking trails for an experience of Florida’s natural beauty that you won’t soon forget!



Further inland, scenic paddling with plenty of opportunities for wildlife sightings can be enjoyed on the Withlacoochee River, a waterway Hernando de Soto traversed during his expeditions in the region in 1539. Recognized as a Florida Outstanding Waterway, the north-flowing river begins in the wetlands of the Green Swamp and charts a course largely through parks and natural areas.


There are plenty of ways to access the stunning waterway, including Lake Townsen Regional Park and the Silver Lake Recreation Area in the Withlacoochee State Forest.



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