Florida’s Nature Coast offers lots of fun and interesting attractions and activities – whether for an hour or a day – these natural favorites will show you a good time. Be sure to call and confirm days and hours before you go.
The 1885 Train Depot Museum was the first train station in Brooksville. The rooms are filled with exhibits depicting early Florida, Railroad, and Hernando County history. It also houses model trains and railroad memorabilia.
When you want something fun to do with the family, need a gift for anyone, want to send some of that good, old-fashioned Florida citrus up to the Northern friends and family or just want a break from the humdrum of life and a delicious hand-dipped ice cream cone, make a trek to Boyett's Grove Citrus and Timeless Attraction. Open Daily 10am-5pm.
Come visit “Farmer Gene” and “The Blackberry Lady” (Ann) on the beautiful farm, nestled in the Brooksville Ridge area of rolling hills and open skies. With 1 ½ acres of thornless blackberries planted on the 12-acre farm, we are strictly a U-pick operation, providing the best fruit you can get since 2003. Open Saturday 8am-noon and Tuesday 5-8pm during season.
If you haven't experienced the Chassahowitzka River, now is the time to do it! Captain Al offers fishing trips, scallop trips, and relaxing river tours. Come and enjoy paradise at its finest with Captain Al Hammaker.
Chinsegut Hill Retreat is a truly unique setting for educational seminars, business meetings, artistic classes and gatherings of fraternal and religious groups.
The Manor House and surrounding grounds also are a perfect backdrop, visually and logistically, for weddings, anniversary celebrations and family reunions.
Set atop one of the highest elevations in Central Florida, you can now tour the Chinsegut Hill Manor House, originally built in the 1850s, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and visit the grounds daily.
The Countryman One Room Schoolhouse, is a representation of a One Room School. It is reminiscent of the first school built in the 1850's by Fredrick Lykes.
The tour takes you back in time to experience an interactive classroom lesson and provide fun for school groups and family outings. The focus is on early cracker life in the state of Florida.
Your PADI 5-Star home for Eco Tours on Florida's Nature Coast. We offer a wide range of activities that can be combined for a full day or even a weekend of fun. Your adventure begins at our marina shop right off Highway 19 at the North end of Crystal River.Crystal River Watersports is a premier tour company in Crystal River. Daily Manatee snorkeling tours. Private Scallop Hunting charters, in season. River and Sunset Eco Tours. PADI 5-Star Resort offering Discover SCUBA through Divemaster training. Snorkeling, Scallop, and SCUBA Equipment sales. Boat Ramp and Bait. On Premises Art and Gift shop featuring souvenirs as well locally made art. Contact us at [email protected] or http://crystalriverwatersports.com
Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park's underwater observatory in the main spring. The park showcases native Florida wildlife, including manatees, black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, American alligators, American crocodiles, and river otters. Manatee programs are offered three times daily. At the Wildlife Encounter programs, snakes and other native animals are featured.
Heritage Museum and Country Store is a great little museum highlighting the history of the town of Floral City, once more populous than Miami, through images, videos, artifacts and volunteers. It is located next to the Community Building and Library on Orange Avenue, one block east of U.S. Hwy. 41. One gallery features permanent exhibitions, including the Avenue of the Oaks, and the other has changing exhibits.
Wines Created for the "Florida Lifestyle"
Florida Estates Winery looks forward to your visit in our tasting room, a browse through our wine and gift store, or just to relax and enjoy our winery setting under a large, shady canopy of oak trees on a 3,600 acre working plantation.
Frazier Farms is a family-owned farm in Brooksville Florida that has specialized in growing the BEST sweet corn for over 40 years! Along with wonderful sweet corn, we also carry a variety of fresh produce at very reasonable prices. Much of the produce we carry is grown here in Hernando County by local farmers. Don't forget to browse the huge assortment of jams, jellies, salsas, relishes, and sauces we carry every season. They are great for breakfast, for using in recipies, and especially for giving as gifts. Shop for home decor in the fall.
Heartwood Preserve Conservation Cemetery is the first Tampa Bay conservation cemetery within a nature preserve. We conserve and permanently protect the endangered natural habitats found here by providing environmentally sustainable burial options. Heartwood Preserve is a special place that offers a serene environment to visitors. It is a place that brings peaceful rest for loved ones and their families; it is also a source of ecological vitality and beauty.
Natural, or ‘Green,’ Burial is a safe and environmentally friendly practice that allows the body to return to the soil naturally by using biodegradable materials, and avoiding vaults and toxic embalming fluids.
Conservation Burial takes this practice a step further.
Island Paradise Charters offers Island Cookout Cruises, Island & River Adventure Cruises, Adrenaline Inshore / Offshore fishing and Special Event Cruise, Island Weddings, Island Tours, Sponge Docks tours, Cotee River tours, Dolphin tours, Sunset Boat Cruises, Dinner Cruises and many more packages. We are located in beautiful New Port Richey, Florida. Only a few miles north of Tampa / St. Petersberg / Clearwater and a short 2 hour drive from Disney and Universal Studios in Orlando. Explore white sandy beach islands, experience our secret snorkel spot or just rest & relax... Island Paradise.
Start your own family tradition, and join the Caseys in late November to pick fresh strawberries, first of April to pick fresh ripe blueberries and the first of June for thornless blackberries. Hurry, they won’t last long! You can feed the chickens and cows, bring a picnic and make a farm-fresh family fun time. Twice a year, J G Ranch creates a corn maze and offers hayrides and wholesome fun for all.
Fresh farm eggs are available year-round. Prepicked and u-pick vegetables and fruit are available in season.
Extreme obstacle runs, equine events, running events, concerts and festivals - the ranch is only open to the public during events. Please call to rent the venue for your event (2000 plus participant events).
The Live Oak Theatre Company (LOT), a non-profit organization, is a division of YWAM (Youth With a Mission) Tampa, a not-for-profit 501c3 company. The Live Oak Theatre Company exists to enrich families, individuals, and the community as a whole by providing positive, artistic experiences in the performing arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying FAMILY-FRIENDLY entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities for theater patrons and participants of all ages.
The Marketplace: We are a community of artists, craftspeople, & DIY entrepreneurs. We are Makers and Shakers! Our marketplace is an eclectic blend of home furnishings, garden decor, and fashion where you will find vintage, handcrafted, shabby chic, upcycled, estate finds, and much more.
The Makerspace: We offer an inspiring makerspace for members to work, meet, learn, and connect. We feature educational workshops, creative classes and facilitated conversations. Our space is available for meetings, or your next event.
We do Pinterest Parties!
Shabby Paint now available for the best finish on your projects & the best solution for the environment.
The May-Stringer House Museum is a seven-gable 14 Room, four story "Painted Lady" Victorian Era home built in 1856. The Hernando Historical Museum Association offers guided tours by knowledgeable docents and walk-in tours during business hours. Period furnishings, over 11,000 artifacts, a military collection, a late 1800’s Doctor’s office and a communications room with a 1940's switchboard are all part of this interesting museum.
Cast away with local native Capt Sean on our exclusive 25 ft. luxury Bennington pontoon. We have daily tours and scalloping adventures in the summer. We offer many different styles of trips from kid-friendly and educational trips to popping tops at the sandbar and wasting a day away trips. All with your comfort in mind. All trips can also be catered by Wild Sassa Seafood. Check out the amazing pictures; you're sure to have blast.
Narrated scenic history & nature cruise aboard the Miss Daisy pontoon boat along the Pithlaschascotee River in Old & New Port Richey! Then out to the Gulf of Mexico where you will see unique stilt homes & may spot dolphins frolicking with other native sea life! Captain Ray Kelly shares the legend & lore of the area. Private charters for burial at sea (ash scattering), or party events are also available. Reservations can be made for less than 10 passengers, but a minimum of 10 passengers is required to guarantee a tour.
Come join us for a very relaxing day in the fresh waters of the Crystal River and the Gulf of Mexico.
After your 8:00am “Swim with Manatees Tour” you can go hunt for scallops and live the salt life. Join us for a scalloping day!
If you would like to swim with manatees, snorkel the pristine springs, enjoy dolphin watching, head out for a sunset cruise, go kayaking, or simply relax and enjoy our Florida Gulf Coast Rental house, look no further! Call Native Vacations
The 1912 Citrus County Courthouse and Old Courthouse Heritage Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Today the historic courthouse serves as a museum, library/archives, exhibit gallery area (with a rotating/traveling exhibit gallery) and second floor courtroom rental space where Elvis Presley made the climactic courtroom scene in the movie Follow That Dream.
Don’t scallop with the rest, scallop with the best! River Ventures is now partnering with River Safaris to provide more scallop options than any other charter company in Citrus County.
Searching for scallops is so much fun it has made Citrus County a world famous destination for this unique and satisfying activity. Our Master Captain will lead your group to the Gulf of Mexico for 4.5 hours of salt water delight! Take a leisurely day out of your hectic vacation and relax with confidence on our comfortable boats. Feel the wind in your hair, smell the salt in the air and bask in the sunshine while we take care of the details!
Nestled in the shallow grass beds off the Homosassa River, scallops spawn in summer and then reach the end of their life cycle. These delicious morsels are just waiting to be someone’s dinner! Like an Easter Egg hunt under water, you never know what wildlife you may see out there… dolphins, sea turtles, starfish and seahorses. Corals, remora, pufferfish and conch… what will you discover on this adventure? Our Captains and guides are highly qualified and experienced; you are in good hands and will have a phenomenal time!
Visit Spring Lake Blueberry farm in the rolling hills of Southeast Brooksville for a fun family (or solo) outing in the country. This beautiful 15 acre farm and its accompanying 10 acre parcel offer Southern Highbush blueberries surrounded by forests and wildlife. They provide buckets for storing your berries while picking and bags for you to take them home in. The berries are large and tasty and the farm provides water and port a pottys for guests' comfort. Blackberries are available in season and locally grown honey, onions and assorted produce are available for purchase.
Spring Hill's Family Fun Center featuring a 1,000 ft. go kart track, 300 ft. Kiddie go kart track,18 hole mini golf course, full arcade, train ride and bounce houses - and RC car race track with rental cars! Come on out for a great time! Birthday parties, corporate events, holiday activities and more. Rent your fun by the hour or the ride. Food and drink available on site.
Visit the Starkey Blueberry Farm to pick from eight varieties of fresh blueberries on our 47 acres of bodaciously delicious fruit. Enjoy a family farm experience and return home with healthy, sweet blueberries for pie, pancakes, ice cream or simply to snack on. Also available is fresh, locally grown produce, water and lots of room to get out and play. Our friendly staff and clean facilities will ensure you have a great time. Eat as many as you can while you pick - on the house!
Sunset Landing Marina is Pasco County Florida's #1 Marina for renting boats and Kayaks. The Marina offers boaters the ability to rent Pontoon Boats, Jon Boats, and Kayaks at some of the most affordable rates on the west coast of Florida and the entire Tampa Bay area.
SunWest Park is a outdoor, recreational waterfront facility. With roughly a mile of white, sandy beaches stretching around our spring-fed lake, it's not uncommon to find yourself enjoying our serene paradise. With wakeboarding, paddleboarding, kayaking, volleyball, and the famous Aqua Park, SunWest is a family-friendly environment where everyone will find something fun to do!
We are a blueberry and u pick farm with over 56 acres of land to grow delicious fruits and vegetables. We started in 1996 as a commercial blueberry farm but we are now morphing into a u-pick operation that will have as many different types of fruits and vegetable imaginable. Now, in October 2016 we are opening Masaryk Winery. Sample our delicious wines made from fruits grown on our farm and locally. Take home a bottle or have a picnic while you visit Upicktopia!
Visitors can swim at Buccaneer Bay, see the animal/reptile show, or take a riverboat ride down the Weeki Wachee River and into Old Florida. A family of peacocks roams the grounds. Turtles, fish, manatees, otters and even an occasional alligator swim in the spring with the mermaids, amusing both children and adults. Visitors can pose with mermaids. Children can attend the summer Mermaid Camp and fulfill their dreams of becoming a little mermaid or a merman.
In 2008, Weeki Wachee Springs proudly became one of Florida's newest state parks!
Weeki Wachee Springs -- The City of Live Mermaids -- is more than just mermaids; it’s a truly original piece of Florida’s rich heritage.