Florida's Adventure Coast Blog

How to Be a Friend to Nature

“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

At the start of the year, the United Nations declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. “Travel. Enjoy. Respect.” promotes responsible travel.

When visiting natural...

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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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Why the Center of the State is Your Florida Vacation Sweet Spot

How brilliant are you to base your Florida vacation right here in the middle of the state? You win with affordability, access and outdoor adventure.

Nature's Place to Play, on the west coast, sits in the geographic center of Florida's 832-mile length (as measured from the tip of the panhandle to...

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Natural Nightime Symphony: Adventure Coast Frogs

Thanks to recent rains, our nighttime outdoor symphony has reached a crescendo. Croaks, squeaks, barks, chirps and deep snore-type sounds merge to almost earth-shaking levels.

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Kite Flying – Florida's Adventure Coast Style

Soaring, gliding and swooping through Adventure Coast spring and summer skies, Swallow-Tailed Kites are remarkable sights. Look up to see these magnificent black and white birds around expanses of field, marsh and river areas here in Nature’s Place to Play. 

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From Fuzz to Feathers: Spring Florida's Adventure Coast Birding

By Carole Knudson

Peeps and chirps outdoors mean one thing to nature lovers: grab the binoculars and check out the treetops.

Above the ground, new Spring life has hatched. Tucked into tree hollows, birdhouses, barn corners, salt marshes, shorelines and tree limbs, nests are bustling with hungry...

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20 Affordable Adventure Ideas

Spend your vacation in Nature’s Place to Play and have plenty of fun without breaking the bank.

Plan memorable days and evenings with this round up of 20 Affordable Adventure Ideas.

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Our american white pelicans

Florida’s Adventure Coast is home to colonies of American White Pelicans. You can often spot them soaring above and gathering around area lakes and wetlands.

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