Florida's Adventure Coast Blog

Plant Native For Beauty, Simplicity and Butterflies

Welcome to the Sunshine State, where everything grows! Here in Nature’s Place to Play, our subtropical climate means varied - sometimes exotic - plant life. And, with a little planting planning, they can easily beautify your world with color and life.   

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How Mermaid Tail Mail Began

Every year, Florida State Parks celebrate National Literacy Month, an important subject in this day and age of smartphones, tablets, and emails. In 2012, the agency asked each park to come up with an idea to promote the importance of reading and writing. Weeki Wachee aspired to do something...

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No Need for Trail Envy; There Are Plenty To Go Around

Whatever mood you’re in, there’s a trail for you here in Nature’s Place to Play.

Choose wet or dry, paved or not, long or short. Florida’s Adventure Coast is laced with scenic trails, some of which are nationally recognized.

Try them all. Explore by foot, bicycle, horseback, ATV or kayak. Let a...

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Florida's Adventure Coast's newest attraction will sweep you off your feet...literally.

Hernando County’s newest attraction promises to bring a thrilling outdoor activity that will take climbers to new heights as they make their way through over 130 obstacles set high in the treetops. TreeUmph! opened its first location in Bradenton, Florida in 2013 and will be expanding to the...

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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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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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How to Pedal Through Nightfall in the Forest with Friends

A mountain bike ride on forest trails is a great way to intensely enjoy nature and fitness. Grab the handlebars. Pump the pedals. Get away from it all for a social adrenaline boost.

Go guided by joining rides through the Croom Tract of Withlacoochee State Forest. The group mountain bike rides...

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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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