Florida's Adventure Coast Blog

Forests, Fire and Fall Wildflowers

Most wildflower species produce flowers during a certain season, with some species blooming in the spring, others in the summer and a few blooming year round. In central Florida, we usually have a dry spring followed by a rainy summer. Ample summer rainfall coupled with Florida’s long growing...

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You Are the Star; The Outdoors Is Your Stage

June is all about celebrating outdoor recreation and nature. Not only is it National Great Outdoors Month, it also includes National Trails Day, National Fishing & Boating Week and Free Fishing Days

Discover something new or revisit your outdoor fun favorites. With 107,000 acres of park and...

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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. Read More

Celebrate Earth Day on Florida's Adventure Coast

Appreciation of the outdoors, wildlife and conservation run deep in Nature’s Place to Play. Parks, preserves, wildlife management areas, Environmentally Sensitive Lands, a state forest and a state park together comprise 107,000 acres and a third of Adventure Coast lands. Enjoy them; explore...

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Nature With a Side of Nice

The United Nations has declared 2017 “The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.”

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...

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Environmentally Sensitive Lands: Acres to Love and Learn From

Florida’s Adventure Coast is rich in unspoiled natural spaces. With outdoor recreation on the rise, ensuring environmental protection is key. 

On Florida’s Adventure Coast, the county Environmentally Sensitive Lands (ESL) program was born in 1988. It is a program for the protection of natural...

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Native American Trail Marker?

Is this a Native American Trail Marker?

On a warm, dazzling blue sky day last week, our small group of hikers  came upon this tree (pictured below) in Fickett Hammock Preserve. It appears that it might be a Native American Trail Marker. Like many in Fickett Hammock, host to some of the area's...

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News from Withlacoochee State Forest

By Lita Hart

October is State Forest Awareness Month.  2016 marks 80 Years of Florida State Forests.

Sprawling Natural Area The Withlacoochee State Forest (WSF) comprises 164,073.18 acres extending across 45 linear miles of west central Florida and across five counties (Citrus, Hernando, Lake,...

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