Florida's Adventure Coast Blog

The Brooksville Raid: Explosive Living History

by Jan Knowles

2018 marks Hernando County’s 38th annual Brooksville Raid.  This living history event presents the story of a battle fought here in late June 1864 during the Civil War. You can view the dramatic Raid reenactment on January 20 and 21 at Sand Hill Scout Reservation, located at 11210...

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New to Florida's Adventure Coast in 2017

In 2017, Florida's Adventure Coast proudly embraced history and nature. We welcome a major new attraction and cheered the 70th birthday of another. On top of popular sights, events, dining and adventures, enjoy this review of what was new in 2017 around Florida’s Adventure Coast.

Unleashing...

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Thanksgiving history, Adventure Coast-Style

Did Florida host the first Thanksgiving celebration? Some historians maintain that St. Augustine was where, long before the Pilgrims, Spanish colonists shared a celebratory feast with native Timucua tribesmen.  

Spanish Explorers vs Pilgrims

According to VivaFlorida, "The first Thanksgiving was...

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7 Must-See Highlights of Florida's Adventure Coast History

Calling all history buffs! From magnificent manors to timeless roadside attractions, Florida’s Adventure Coast is brimming with local legends and lore. Dispersed throughout the area are ten Historical Markers and eight sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Make plans to see them...

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Mermaids: Myth, Magic and The Man Behind the Method

Legendary and Mystical

Mermaids are ethereal. Like sparkling apparitions, they shimmer through the mists of time. The subject of folklore, fairytale and mystery, early mermaid visions surfaced around 1000 B.C. Sweeping back history’s veils reveals possible origins in Greek mythology. Portrayed...

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Our Little rock cannery: a cherished community institution

By Kathi Comandi

The Little Rock Cannery is living history and a modern community asset. Farm-to-Table momentum is building and Florida’s Adventure Coast affords a time-honored way to celebrate our enormous local bounty. With loads of year round and seasonal produce, the Little Rock Cannery –...

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Your Grapefruit Great Fruit Adventure

Feast your eyes and taste buds on grapefruit’s sweet-tart juiciness in shades of light pink, deep rose or almost crimson. For those who love this golden-skinned fruit, mid-March is prime time for grabbing your share of this fresh Florida treat. Harvest season runs September through June.

 

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A Close Up of the Distant Past

If you could step into the Florida’s Adventure Coast Way-Back Machine, what would you see?

Step aboard for some waypoints in this Close-Up of the Distant Past adventure.

  • Way way back, in 1539, Hernando De Soto’s expedition arrived in the Tampa Bay area. Pushing northward, written evidence...
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