Where’s the Best Place To Visit On Florida’s Nature Coast? It’s really hard to say. Is It Homosassa Springs, Kayaking down the river? Is it Three Sister Springs In Crystal River? Maybe a nice walk through downtown town Brooksville during a fall art festival. Or possibly the beach. It’s really hard to say. There is a lot to see on the Nature Coast.
It really can’t be done or seen in just one day. Sure, you could see and enjoy a good amount of nature in a solid weekend. But, you would only be scrathing the surface. You would a day just for a trip to Weeki Wachee Springs, a day for a nice Kayak ride down the Homosassa river. Of course a nice day on Gulf Island beach is a full day.
I’m not even going to go into all the other things that you could do while visiting the Florida’s Nature Coast. But in the meantime here’s a little more information on the areas that I did mention just in case you have never traveled or visited us.
Let’s Start Off With Weeki Watchee Springs
Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring where you can see live mermaids, take a trip on a riverboat cruise, learn about Florida wildlife, and swim in the pristine waters at Buccaneer Bay. You can also embark on a paddling adventure down the pristine waterway of the Weeki Wachee River. Here’s the website weekiwatchee.com THey offer the water park with slides and activities, There’s the water adventure and facilities for event and weddings.
Brooksville all of it’s events and Activities
There’s Brooksville, Brooksville was settled in 1845. Rich with history and old-world charm, Brooksville is also a great place to visit for camping, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. The Withlacoochee State Forest also offers some of the best hiking and biking trails in the country. Into golf?
Don’t miss the World Woods course. This vaunted 36-hole golf paradise in rural Brooksville offers visitors a chance to play the nationally-ranked Pine Barrens course. Take a good look around. You might decide to stay for a while. After all, Brooksville was selected as Florida’s Outstanding Rural Community for the Year 2000.
Homosassa River and a little Kayaking
The Homosassa River is fed by Homosassa Springs, and flows 8 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. This is a prime manatee viewing area, the water around the spring maintains 72 degrees and manatee inhabit the area year-round. Because the mineral content of the water resembles salt water, both freshwater and saltwater fish can be found here.
This is a place that you would want to spend the day. Especially if you are the type that likes to kayak. If not, there are plety of places to walk around and observe nature and all that it has to to offer.The spring is within Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, but access from the river is restricted as the park is a wildlife refuge.
So, Where’s The Best Place To Visit On Florida’s Nature Coast ?
Let us look at a couple more places then you decide where is the best place to visit on Florida’s Nature Coast?
Next we will visit Fort Island Beach in Crystal River Florida. here’s the geographical information,
Fort Island Gulf Beach
16000 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River FL 34429 At the very end of Fort Island Trail, you’ll find Fort Island Gulf Beach. This curved, 1,000-foot Crystal River beach is far enough off-the-beaten path that you’re unlikely to stumble on it. It boasts a roped-off swimming area, and its waters and are calm and shallow, so your whole gang will be comfortable.
This is a really clean and accommodating beach. There are no parking fees and during the off season there are no life guards on duty. Plenty of bird watching can be had and parking is very adequate.
There is so much more nature to see on the coast. It’s what I call Nature’s Disney World. We are in an unprecedented time where most of us have been locked behind our household doors for over a year now. It’s hard to calculate what this has done to our mental state. I know that I have to catch myself from time to time with negative thoughts.
Get Out there and enjoy the adventure.
It so very important to get outside and enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer. Whether you are in Florida, North Carolina, or Arizona. It really matters that you take time for yourself and your families. I started this blog just writing about the benefits of photography and marketing as it relates to the Real Estate market. Simply put ” I was helping others have better success at selling their property”
I’m not saying that the information wasn’t valuable. When the pandemic hit I began to see that what people needed was an outlet to opportunities to get outside and avoid the crowds. I’m luck that I like in an area that has plenty of “Outside” activities for children, adults and seasoned citizens.
Review the areas that I highlighted and plan a trip. Find time to get outside. P.S. there are plenty of places along the way that offer outside dining and serve great food. Lastly, the sun offers free vitamin D so go get some. Until next time.