Florida's Adventure Coast Blog

How Mermaid Tail Mail Began

Every year, Florida State Parks celebrate National Literacy Month, an important subject in this day and age of smartphones, tablets, and emails. In 2012, the agency asked each park to come up with an idea to promote the importance of reading and writing. Weeki Wachee aspired to do something...

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Mermaids: Myth, Magic and The Man Behind the Method

Legendary and Mystical

Mermaids are ethereal. Like sparkling apparitions, they shimmer through the mists of time. The subject of folklore, fairytale and mystery, early mermaid visions surfaced around 1000 B.C. Sweeping back history’s veils reveals possible origins in Greek mythology. Portrayed...

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View the Spectacular Secret World Beneath Weeki Wachee Springs

Far beneath the Mermaids, Buccanneer Bay slides and visitors bustling about enjoying Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, lies a vast and mysterious realm few have entered.

Glide silently through sprawling caverns and narrow passageways as if strolling room-to-room in an otherworldly castle. Emerge...

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Gear Up for a Buccaneer Bay Day

Buccaneer Bay at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is a Florida summertime family favorite.

To make your day at Florida’s only spring-fed waterpark hassle-free and fun for all, keep these tips in mind:

    • Arrive early. Summer time is prime time at Buc Bay. The Park opens at 9:00am and, upon...
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Why the Center of the State is Your Florida Vacation Sweet Spot

How brilliant are you to base your Florida vacation right here in the middle of the state? You win with affordability, access and outdoor adventure.

Nature's Place to Play, on the west coast, sits in the geographic center of Florida's 832-mile length (as measured from the tip of the panhandle to...

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Sunny Adventures, Simple Times

“I remember coming to Weeki Wachee Springs as a child but that was - my goodness - fifty years ago!” Mary exclaimed. “The Mermaids, this beautiful river; I can’t believe it’s all still here.”

“It was my first time visiting Florida,” she recalled. “My two sisters and I were so excited after our...

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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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17 Amazing Adventures for 2017

As you welcome a fresh new year, grab ideas and make your plans with this list of 17 adventures sure to thrill. Will 2017 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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