Launch your next Florida adventures on land and water. Explore paved and forested trails that crisscross preserves and waterways, including a new coastal paddling trail.
Be among the first to experience the new Bayport – Linda Pedersen Paddling Trail. Experience nature up-close as you cruise past shorebirds and other wildlife in this scenic saltmarsh habitat. Both launch points, Bayport Park and Linda Pedersen Park, have restrooms, parking and amenities. At 1.7 miles one-way, an optional 1.4-mile Redfish Bayou Loop combines to a possible 4.9-mile round-trip coastal paddling adventure.
Book a charter and land catches like red fish, grouper, cobia, mackerel and tarpon. And, don’t miss summer scalloping fun from July 1 to September 24. As the southern border of Florida’s bay scallop harvest range, the Adventure Coast serves up prime waters for grabbing these tasty shellfish. Try out coastal restaurants pleased to cook up your fresh bounty.
Explore miles of trails in the sprawling Croom tract of Florida’s third-largest state forest, the Withlacoochee, named one of the “10 Coolest Places You’ve Never Been in North America.” Power through 2,600 acres of sand pits, hills, groomed and rough terrain on your ATV or dirt bike at the Croom Motorcycle Area. Choose instead to find your way through Croom on marked off-road bike and hiking trails. Look for wildlife such as white piebald deer, eagles, gopher tortoises and more.
For hunters, find opportunities to bag Osceola turkey, deer, wild hogs and waterfowl in Adventure Coast Wildlife Management Areas. There are seasons and spaces for use of general gun, archery and muzzleloaders.
From boats and bikes to ATVs, bring your gear and stay awhile. Prefer to travel light? Choose among expert outfitters who take care of everything for you. Your next outdoor adventure awaits right here on Florida’s Adventure Coast.