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Florida's Adventure Coast

OUTDOORS INSPIRED IN NATURE’S PLACE TO PLAY

From epic cycling to bird watching to salt water angling, the outdoors is in on Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville – Weeki Wachee. Bring your binoculars and camera so you don’t miss a single memorable sight. In Nature’s Place to Play, find inspiration exploring endless unspoiled land and waterscapes.

If pedaling is your passion, delight in miles of trails. The classic joy of bike riding is surging in popularity and no place is more inviting than the expanding trail network of Florida’s Adventure Coast. Thanks to gentle topography, pedaling the paved 46-mile Withlacoochee State Trail is a pleasure for any skill level. A turn from the Withlacoochee State Trail onto the recently completed Good Neighbor Trail now takes cyclists for a ten-mile ride directly into historic Brooksville. In the shady downtown Russell Street Park, home to the 1885 Train Depot Museum, the Good Neighbor Trail head is also an inviting bike ride starting point.

Dirt forest trail within the Withlacoochee State Forest, West Central Florida
Dirt forest trail within the Withlacoochee State Forest, West Central Florida

Mountain bikers are thrilled by the winding single-track trails throughout the Withlacoochee State Forest. Maintained by an active Tampa Bay area mountain bike club, the network of wooded trails includes an exciting variety of elevation changes, curves and jumps.

Look up as you explore trails through pine forests, meadows and hardwood hammocks. Many native and migratory birds call these skies home. With an illustrated guidebook in hand, challenge yourself while biking, hiking or boating to spot and name all the species you spot. From tiny to large, and brightly colored to camouflaged, birdwatching is a thrilling outdoor adventure.  

For a coastal angling adventure, cast off early and scope out spots to set anchor along mangrove-rimmed bayous. Chances are good you’ll feel the thrill of a feisty redfish, snook or spotted sea trout tugging on your line. Take a “Catch. Photograph. Release” (CPR), approach or bring your fish filleted and on ice to a local You Catch; We Cook establishment to enjoy a special Gulf-to-Plate dinner.

Fireman in the Golf of Mexico, holding large fish
Fisherman with a large black drum on the Gulf of Mexico

Watch the morning sun slice through leafy treetop canopies while exploring scenic trails. Later on, relax to a glorious sunset over the peaceful Gulf of Mexico. Find your outdoor inspiration on Florida’s Adventure Coast.

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