Florida's Adventure Coast Blog

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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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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Bike Trails & Tales Update

by Steve Diez, Transportation Planner III

Sunshine, dazzling blue sky and a fresh, cool morning greets you as you remove your bike from its car rack in the trailhead parking lot. Soon you’ll be warmed up and enjoying an invigorating ride, comfortable knowing you’ve got miles of a scenic paved...

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Florida Wildflowers in Bloom

More pastel than primary, the cool colors of fall blanket Florida's Adventure Coast with blossoms. As the weather cools, many wild blooms are on display.  

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My Place for a TV Production Adventure

Shooting an outdoor adventure TV show

Have you ever wondered how video of a bicyclist pedaling across a bridge was filmed or what the story is behind a stunning overhead shot of a bald eagle? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably “No, it never crossed my mind.”

In the flow of...

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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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