Florida's Adventure Coast Blog

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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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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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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Adventure Coast Pedaling Pleasure

In addition to Florida Greenways and Trails Month, October is State Forest Awareness month, Wildlife Awareness Month and Native Plant Month. Why not combine all that October celebrates with a bicycle tour? Here is all you need to know to plan two amazing days cycling award-winning paved trails...

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