Florida's Adventure Coast Blog

The Spin Starts Here: How to Love Florida's Adventure Coast Cycling

Terrain variety, natural surroundings and a shady small downtown welcome bicyclists to Florida’s Adventure Coast. Home to the Brooksville Ridge, it boasts challenging elevation changes amid miles of level terrain. Winding through forests, preserves and scenic countryside, your perfect ride...

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Step Outdoors and Take a Stroll in Nature's Place to Play

Get inspired to explore our wide variety of beautiful places to walk on Florida's Adventure Coast. From shady trails to open water, the views are unforgettable. 

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Tree Love In Nature's Place to Play

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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Step into Hardwood Hammock Habitats in Nature's Place to Play

Part of Florida’s Adventure Coast is defined as a Temperate Hardwood Forest or “Hammock.” This shady habitat contains a rich diversity of trees, shrubs and wildlife. In Florida, the largest temperate hardwood communities occur near Brooksville, Gainesville and Ocala.

What is a hammock anyway?

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Walk Among the Tall Pines

Welcome to one of the largest contiguous tracts of old growth longleaf pines in Florida. Once the dominant tree of the South, our Big Pine Tract of the Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area serves as a window to this now less-common ecosystem. Fire and harsh weather-tolerant, some of the...

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Adventure Coast Pedaling Pleasure

Sparkling warm days are perfect for cycling on Florida's Adventure Coast. Celebrate with a bicycle tour. Here is all you need to know to plan two amazing days cycling award-winning paved trails in Nature’s Place to Play.

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Do Something New with These 17 Amazing Adventures

Learn something new. Browse this list of 17 new-to-you adventures sure to thrill. Will this be the year you learn something new, go guided or gain exclusive behind-the-scenes access? Check out this list of 17 unique adventures to try on for size.

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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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