Where would you like to go?
Ready to plan your next adventure in a land far removed from city lights and traffic
noise? Florida's "Nature Coast" is an area of almost a million acres
where it is easy to discover the "real Florida" ... dense forests, prairies,
and blackwater rivers. Ample opportunities exist for trail hiking, kayaking, bicycling,
fishing, bird watching, and many other activities. Even so, you are never far from
a town - some quaint and historically significant - where you can still enjoy the
comforts of home.
The map below shows the eight Florida counties that make up the "Nature Coast",
stretching along the Big Bend area from Apalachee Bay to Anclote Key. Clicking the
county name links will take you to a page with a more detailed description of each
county, and a list of parks, preserves, natural features, and activities you may
want to include in your plans. Or ... click the "Explore" and "Filter" buttons
to find places with activities that you enjoy.
The counties of Florida's Nature Coast believe that many people - our residents,
and those who travel here from far away - think having a good time involves more
than expensive restaurants, theme parks, and crowded beaches. Sure, those are
all fun things to do ... but when you want to get away, we have what you're
looking for. Forests to explore, blackwater rivers and crystal clear spring-fed
streams to paddle, secluded spots to camp, and trails to ride and hike. Our
tourist destinations are laid-back, or exciting - depending on how you want to
interact with the natural surroundings. Want to go mountain biking, or
backpacking, exploring by kayak, or star-gaziing? We have the adventure for you!
But don't get us wrong ... you can experience all this natural beauty and still
only be a short drive from local restaurants, hotels, and quaint historic towns
with all the comforts of home.
This website is an ongoing project ... videos, textual content, and additional places
of interest are added frequently
. And, since we know
you may be traveling as you need this information, our website is mobile
friendly. Use your tablet or smartphone to read about places of interest and
navigate to your favorite spots.
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