There is so much to see and do in the area, especially when everything is conveniently located just a short drive from Gulf Breeze Shores. We encourage you to call now for details. We look forward to hearing from you!
Florida’s Nature Coast
Covering nine counties from Pasco County to Ochlockonee Bay in Wakulla County, this 980,000 acre stretch known as Florida’s Nature Coast is a sanctuary to 19 endangered species. Native American archaeological sites, wildlife parks and abundant undeveloped Florida Gulf coastal access are characteristic of the area.
Town of Dunnellon
Dunnellon’s two rivers, the Rainbow and the Withlacoochee, and its extensive trail system provide the backbone for ecotourism, which brings tourists here to enjoy activities such as fishing, kayaking, tubing, diving, hiking, biking, horseback riding and bird watching. The historic downtown is host to opportunities for shopping for antiques and art, and eating out at many of the town’s quaint family owned restaurants. Whether you enjoy fun in the sun, history and heritage, or shopping and eating, Dunnellon is the perfect place for your next adventure.
Withlacoochee Gulf Area
Withlacoochee Gulf Area Community, home of Yankeetown & Inglis and the beautiful Withlacoochee River designated as one of Florida’s Outstanding Waterways. Our small towns are located at the south end of Levy County and are part of the Nature Coast of Florida.
The warm springs of Citrus County are an extremely popular refuge for endangered West Indian manatees. The springs allow the manatees to escape winter’s cold and serve as a place where many manatees come to mate, and then birth and nurse their young. In winter months, the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is home to literally hundreds of manatees.
An impoundment of the Withlacoochee River, as part of the original Cross Florida Barge Canal project, this large lake is full of cypress trees, pennywort islands and sometimes hydrilla. Abundant cover and structure grow plenty of bluegill, redear sunfish, catfish, black crappie and largemouth bass.
it’s so clear that when you gaze into the river from a kayak, you can see the shadow of your boat on the sandy bottom. You peer into the water and the fish look like they’re in an aquarium, and they too cast shadows on the sandy bottom.
Rainbow Spring, Florida’s fourth largest spring, has dozens of bubbling vents producing a swimming area at Rainbows Springs State Park in Dunnellon that looks like one of the cleanest pools you’ve ever seen.
Citrus County was created in 1887 and was formerly part of Hernando County. It was named for the county’s citrus trees. The rich historical culture and variety of shops, water recreation, golfing, and dining experiences, make Citrus County one of the most enjoyable places on the west coast