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Citrus County is one of those lucky spots! Scallops live for about a year, and die shortly after they spawn, so recreational scallop harvesting does not interfere with scallop populations as the season doesn’t start until after spawning has occurred, so don’t feel too bad while you suck down these tasty little morsels.
Snooty was born in 1948, making him the oldest manatee living in captivity and probably in the entire world. He weighs 1,100 pounds and is the official mascot of Manatee County. He also has a live webcam where you can watch him float around in his tank and do whatever else it is manatees do all day.
Have you ever gone scalloping? Personally, I had not, until a recent trip to Gulf County, Fla. I wasn’t even sure what the act of “scalloping” was. Yes, getting scallops, surely, but how? And what did that entail? It turns out, it’s both fairly simple, and not as easy as you would expect.
Just an hour drive northwest of Orlando on the Gulf, Citrus County is the perfect place for travelers to get the perfect dose of Old Florida. Home to protected parks, endangered West Indian manatees and old-fashioned museums, the area offers fun and wonderful opportunities unique only to this part of Florida. On your next road trip through the state, do not skip Citrus County. Plan to stay a night or two in Citrus County to see some of the best of Florida. Here are six things to do during your stay.