Florida's Adventure Coast Blog

Gopher Tortoise Fun Facts

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...

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Adventure Coast In the News

Enjoy this digest of July 26 through August 8, 2018 stories curated from various media and online mentions. 

A Dip into Southern Mermaid History  Gardenandgun.com

At 78, the oldest still-performing siren shares stories of Florida’s Weeki Wachee mermaids. In small-town Florida in the 1950s, young...

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Florida's Adventure Coast Evening Cool Downs

The sun. Those puffy tropical clouds that open with occasional dramatic drenching bursts.The free-form family hours of swimming, scalloping, boating or just keeping cool. All are late summertime scenes. Here are some ways to wrap the day and enjoy pretty cloud-painted evenings.

Wind down from...

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Artificial Reefs: Thriving Underwater Habitats on Florida's Adventure Coast

The Florida's Adventure Coast coastline is more than a wonderful place to watch Gulf of Mexico sunsets or boat, fish and scallop dive. It also boasts a dynamic underwater ecosystem.

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Meet the Makers: Beer Painting by Gary

Meet Gary Duquette, an artist who transforms beer, wine and coffee into beautiful images. He delights in sharing his technique and coaching thirsty students. Join him at events in nearby craft breweries and vineyards.  

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August Fishing & Scalloping on Florida's Adventure Coast

Fishing is good if you start early. With daytime heating, the best fishing is early morning with a good moving tide. I like to fish the morning incoming tide along the mangroves and oyster bars for red fish and snook.

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Meet the Makers: Uncommonly Artsy

Meet Kenna, Alinda and Jessica. They are some of the talented artists found at Un-Common-Ly Artsy in downtown Brooksville. Stroll among the exhibitors and find unique treasures at this monthly event located behind City Hall. Be sure to go inside and tour the UpTown Gallery too. 

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Adventure Coast In the News

Enjoy this digest of July 12 through July 25, 2018 stories curated from various media and online mentions. 

The Country Kitchen In the Middle of Florida That Serves Southern Cooking to Die For  Onlyinyourstate.com 

Sometimes deep in the heart of Florida, there is a restaurant that serves up...

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