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The sparkling Gulf of Mexico awaits exploration on Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville – Weeki Wachee. Plan epic days on the water fishing and paddling. Fish the shoreline for redfish, snook and trout or fly fishing in the clear flats. Head offshore to reel in grouper, mackerel and tarpon. Bring your own boat, rent from a local marina, or book a trip with a charter captain. Bring the family for the unique treasure hunt of scalloping during summer months.
Launch your kayak or canoe and slip through a scenic saltmarsh on the Bayport-Linda Pedersen Paddling Trail. Get up-close with nature, with shorebirds and other wildlife, include manatee. Bayport Park and Linda Pedersen Park have restrooms, parking and amenities. Cyclists relish our award-winning trails, pedaling through forests and scenic vistas, following trails that connect downtown historic Brooksville. Take an off-road route and explore the Withlacoochee State Forest over hills and gravel trails. For a high-adrenalin adventure, take to the tree-tops at FlgX Adventure Park, soar thru the sand-bowls of Croom Motorcycle Area or take a turn around the burn-out track at Lead Foot City.
Lodging runs the gamut from tent camping to RV Parks, from gulf coast and river front vacation rental homes, quaint cottages to all your favorite chain hotels.
Crystal River is a city in Citrus County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,108 in the 2010 census. According to the U.S Census estimates of 2018, the city had a population of 3,162. The city was incorporated in 1903 and is the self professed "Home of the Manatee". Crystal River Preserve State Park is located nearby, and Crystal River Archaeological State Park is located in the city's northwest side. Crystal River is at the heart of the Nature Coast of Florida. The city is situated around Kings Bay, which is spring-fed and so keeps a constant 72 °F (22 °C) temperature year round. A cluster of 50 springs designated as a first-magnitude system feeds Kings Bay. A first-magnitude system discharges 100 cubic feet or more of water per second, which equals about 64 million gallons of water per day. Because of this discharge amount, the Crystal River Springs group is the second largest springs group in Florida, the first being Wakulla Springs in Wakulla County near Tallahassee. Kings Bay can be home to over 400 manatees during the winter when the water temperature in the Gulf of Mexico cools, and is the only place in the United States where people can legally interact with them in their natural conditions without that interaction being viewed as harassment by law enforcement agencies. Tourism based on watching and swimming with manatee is the fastest growing contribution to the local economy. In 2005 there was a movement to dissolve the city which did not succeed, and the city has since grown by annexation.
New Port Richey
New Port Richey is a city in Pasco County, Florida, United States. It is a suburban city included in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Tarpon Springs is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. The population was 23,484 at the 2010 census. Tarpon Springs has the highest percentage of Greek Americans of any city in the US. Downtown Tarpon Springs has long been a focal point and is undergoing beautification.