Florida's Adventure Coast Blog

Chassahowitzka Rattlesnake Camp Road Entrance Walk-Through

In Fall 2017, the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area (WMA), managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, debuted a new entrance and check station. South of its former location, the new entrance is across from Centralia Road. 

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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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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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May Flowers: Some Like It Hot

By Lilly Browning

May 1 - 7 is National Wildflower Week and the Florida's Adventure Coast landscape is an exhuberant outdoor color spectrum. Look around for these stars of nature's gardens. 

Late spring and early summer bring a host of blooming beauties throughout the Adventure Coast. View...

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Arbor Day on Florida's Adventure Coast

What provides habitat, fresh air, shade, scenic views and so much more? Trees, of course!

April 28 is National Arbor Day, a time to highlight these important resources.

Straight up or sprawling, young or ancient, needle or leaf-bearing, trees enrich our Adventure Coast landscape in countless...

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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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