At high enough concentrations, Florida red tide can discolor water a red or brown hue. Red tides caused by other algal species can appear red, brown, green or even purple. The water can also remain its normal color during a bloom.
Here in Florida there is no shortage of bee farmers and Citrus County has become a mecca for apiaries – this a fancy term for a bee yard! In 2017, close to 4,500 bee keepers registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture.
Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring where you can see live mermaids, take a trip on a river boat cruise, learn about Florida wildlife, and swim in the pristine waters at Buccaneer Bay. You can also embark on a paddling adventure down the pristine waterway of the Weeki Wachee River. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is one of Florida’s most legendary and unique family destinations, entertaining audiences since 1947.
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.
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'!!
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.
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!
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!
Locals know that often times those hole-in-the-wall establishments have the best grub and coolest atmospheres in the area! You ask us everyday….so here are some that come highly recommended; from our bellies to yours!
It was a funky place situated in an old fish freezer. The menu is very limited with not much on it besides good old American potato chips, chips & salsa, smoked mullet dip, peal & eat shrimp, blue crabs & Maine lobster.
The Disney parks keep a notoriously tight grip on their props and property whether it is in use or not, so it is somewhat surprising that River Country, the very first Walt Disney World waterpark has been allowed to rot in ruin to this very day.
Following the success of his original skeleton museum in Oklahoma City, skull expert Jay Villamette opened this new, even larger attraction in Orlando. His two museums remain the only skeleton museums in the country. Fortunately, they’re both extensive.
Located in Walt Disney World’s Bay Lake, Discovery Island was opened as a lush zoological park, but after its closing it was left to deteriorate despite some terrific ideas on how to reopen the attraction.
Take advantage of the Sunshine State’s surf, sun and sand at these top 10 beaches in Florida. With remote island getaways, big-city beaches and family-friendly shores perfect for shelling and sand-castle building, Florida promises a beach for every visitor.
The Yulee Sugar Mill began operating in 1851 to process the sugar cane grown by Yulee in the rich lowlands along the Homosassa River. The machinery was brought in by ship from New York and included a state of the art steam engine which drove the grinding machinery.