There’s so much to explore up in the trees. Whether you want to get a bird’s eye view or challenge yourself with a unique obstacle course, these treetop adventures are a great way to enjoy the great outdoors. Discover your next adventure below and add one of these treetop experiences to your Florida bucket list.
This manatee swimming through a canal in Woodland Estates in Crystal River got a snoutful of gasoline as it came up for air.
Two of the most popular and scenic routes in the area are the Ozello Trail and Fort Island Trail. Both run conveniently right off of US-19, expose you to gorgeous, twisting landscapes and are one straight 'run to the sun'!!
If you are new to this kind of adventure, or would like to improve your game, we have put together a few tips and tricks that will help you impress your fellow scallopers over the course of the summer.
The season, running Aug. 17 through Sept. 30, includes state waters from Bay County’s Mexico Beach Canal to the west edge of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County.
River Ventures Manatee tour was one the best experiences I have ever had! The boat captain was Troy and my in-water guide while snorkeling was Sheena. What wonderful, nice, and positive people these two were!
Your hosts at Lake Rousseau RV Resort want to invite you to a feast for your eyes and a dose of calm for your spirit under our vast canopy of ancient live oak trees here at the water's edge. Come drown worms and catch trophy-sized bass, crappie, and bluegill or plan a visit that includes kicking back on the porch and reading a good book. From breath-taking sunrises at the cove to gorgeous sunsets over the lake, your days can be as active or as lazy as you like.
When first arriving, the way winds through a long “tree tunnel” to the end of the paved road. There you will find a double boat ramp on a springs fed lagoon. To the right is the Camp Store where guests may check in for camping, buy curios, local art, snacks and supplies, pay for parking, and get loads of good area info about the Chassahowitzka River. You may also rent a kayak, canoe or jonboat at the old bait house on the lagoon. Once checked in, you may head back down the tree tunnel to RV sites, and tent camping.
Enjoy a beautiful RV resort on Florida's scenic West Coast. Indulge in the nearby Gulf beaches, shopping, restaurants, golf courses and fishing. Crystal Isles RV Resort lets you create the perfect blend of peace, pleasure and play for the Florida RV vacation you have been dreaming of. Hit a golf ball, stroll on the wide beaches, rent a boat, catch a fish in local streams and lakes, or visit nearby King's Bay to swim with a manatee - it's all waiting for you
As one of the newest hotels in Crystal River Florida - this Holiday Inn Express® hotel features a modern green-friendly and smoke-free environment. We're also conveniently located near highways 19 and 44 - which offer easy access to Inverness - Tampa and Orlando.
After its construction in the sixties, Plantation on Crystal River stood alone along Florida's "Nature Coast" as a testament to elegance, southern hospitality, and natural splendor. However, as the Gulf Coast of Florida began to grow, it became clear that our hotel was due for a reinvigoration of its spirit and energy.
The amazing scallop is one of the sea’s greatest food treasures. This fan-shaped bivalve is an amazing sea creature. Here are some amazing scallop facts that you probably didn’t know. Learn more about scallops with our list of fun scallop facts. Our original list included 12 scallop facts, but we keep adding more!
One of the most popular places to scallop in Florida is Homosassa – a little town of less than 3,000 people and located about an hour north of Tampa. It’s rich history and fishing industry makes it a go-to destination for tourists.
No longer a secret from travelers and still frequented by locals, you can expect a short wait for dinner most nights after 5:30 or so. Insider tip - seared ahi with remoulade sauce, 'seller's shrimp', crawdads, homemade keylime cheesecake with raspberry sauce, and the best hushpuppies I personally have EVER had! Jimmy may even come out and do a magic trick or two!
Truly one of our go tos for lunch! We love fresh and healthy options so their sandwiches and salads make our tummies happy! Owned by a Scottish family that has lived here for years, the charm and simplicity of this café are understated and welcoming. Insider tip…they have REAL espresso drinks and homemade baked goods. Her Butterfly cake and uniquely fluffy cheesecake are phenomenal!
It's Florida, but this is still the South and we LOVE our BBQ! If you long for the true flavor of slow smoked competition style BBQ then check out this family-owned spot with a full bar. Eat inside or out, and one of the Captains highly recommends the burger that they make with brisket…..juicy and delicious!
With two locations both just a few miles from us, you can't loose with this favorite of locals! Homemade cinnamon rolls the size of a plate (we kid you not!), specialty sandwiches, and of course some of the best biscuits and gravy around! Great service, super prices and smiling faces will make you glad you supported this local haunt!
The best scalloping spots are normally where the water is 4 to 8 feet deep in the bay. Also, look for sea-grass beds. Why? Because often, scallops are located in the sea-grass beds or near the edges of sandy-spots. They are usually easiest to see in the areas where the sand bottom meets the edge of the sea-grasses.
In this short film from Dive Documentaries, tour operator Captain Broderick highlights the correct way to observe the creatures in their natural habitat.
We have many places to choose from, but below we have highlighted some of our favorites! Below the RV park recommendations you will find some tent camping spots that we highly recommend as well! Enjoy… and safe travels!