Florida's Adventure Coast Blog

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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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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Marked by History

Stay & Play Inspiration Itinerary

Florida’s Adventure Coast is brimming with history. Our many historic sites include eight locations listed on the National Register of Historic Places, among others. This itinerary is sure to excite both the curious journeyer and the history buff.

Explore this...

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Sunny Adventures, Simple Times

“I remember coming to Weeki Wachee Springs as a child but that was - my goodness - fifty years ago!” Mary exclaimed. “The Mermaids, this beautiful river; I can’t believe it’s all still here.”

“It was my first time visiting Florida,” she recalled. “My two sisters and I were so excited after our...

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Florida State Tree is not a Tree

The Sabal Palm is Florida's official state tree, as designated in 1953. Widely distributed throughout coastal Florida and the southeast U.S., it is sometimes referred to as a palmetto, cabbage palmetto and swamp cabbage. 

It grows in almost any soil and has many uses, including food, medicine...

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Photo Scavenger Hunt Adventure

What do a canopied roadway, box turtle, dinosaur, dolphins and mermaids have in common? They are just a few of the unique finds you can snap on this Adventure Coast Photo Scavenger Hunt.

Don't forget to post your pics with us on social media. We'd love to see them! 

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