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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Why Paddling Florida's Adventure Coast is Pure Pleasure

Is kayaking your favorite outdoor adventure? If so, you're in good company and in a great place. 

Millions of Americans have discovered the thrill of kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding. According to the Outdoor Foundation, each year shows a surge in paddlesport popularity. Top...

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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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A Scenic Saltmarsh Adventure

Unleash your inner nature lover

Slip into a front row seat to Nature’s Place to Play on the new Bayport – Linda Pedersen Paddling Trail. Launch your kayak, canoe or paddleboard and follow signs marking the 1.7 mile trip through this thriving coastal ecosystem. Have some more time? Make it a...

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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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Weeki Wachee: A Treasure to Cherish

With shimmering clarity, the Weeki Wachee is as precious as the aquamarine gem the Springs’ color resembles. Named by the Seminole Indians, the moniker is said to mean “Little Spring” or “Winding River.” Best known as home to Mermaids who have entertained audiences for generations, the entire...

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7 Manatee Fun Facts

Florida Manatee, sometimes referred to as "Sea Cows" are frequent sights around the Adventure Coast, particularly in the 74 degree Weeki Wachee River. You already know that these gentle marine mammals are large - generally about 10 feet long, 800 to 1200 pounds - and gray in color like their...

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