Florida's Adventure Coast Blog

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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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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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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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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News from Withlacoochee State Forest

By Lita Hart

October is State Forest Awareness Month.  2016 marks 80 Years of Florida State Forests.

Sprawling Natural Area The Withlacoochee State Forest (WSF) comprises 164,073.18 acres extending across 45 linear miles of west central Florida and across five counties (Citrus, Hernando, Lake,...

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This Land Is Your Land

Visit the great outdoors as an alternative to Florida’s theme parks, beaches and cities.

Here in Nature’s Place to Play, a vibrant array of spaces await your discovery. Step outdoors and into landscapes you’ll want to explore again and again.

Excluded from commercial development, public lands...

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