Florida's Adventure Coast Blog

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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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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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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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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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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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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