Hernando County is bordered by the Golf of Mexico to the west and the Withlacoochee River to the east.  It is surrounded by nature and outdoor activities for all. Wherever you go on the Adventure Coast, you’ll find plenty to do and see.  From beautiful mermaids to loveable manatees, there is something for everyone.  With so much to see, we have chosen the top four things that cover it all in Hernando County.

  1. Water Adventures

Hernando County is famous for its beautiful springs.  There are plenty of water activities to keep you busy year round, now it’s up to you to fit it all in your schedule!

Mermaid Shows: Mermaids come to life at Weeki Wachee Springs at the famous mermaid show.  Not only do you get to experience the beautiful mermaids performing underwater, the show also includes a riverboat cruise, animal show and swimming in the clear and cool 72-degree water.

River Paddle Adventure: The Weeki Wachee River Paddle Adventure is another water adventure to add to the list.  Kayak down the translucent water with a sandy bottom on a slow, easy, five-mile paddle downstream.

  1. Historic Adventures:

Hernando County has a lot of history to offer. Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovered the region in 1539 and the county was named after him.  There are quite a few places to check out that will take you back a few centuries.

Chinsegut Hill Retreat, Brooksville: This historic Manor House is placed on the highest hill in Hernando County.  The property has been known to have amazing sunsets and is surrounded by towering oak trees.

Mary’s Fish Camp, Bayport: This authentic fish camp was opened in 1946.  Fish are plentiful at this iconic Mud River fishing hole.  Cabins and RV hook ups are available to those who would like to make a weekend out of it.

  1. Florida Farm and Culinary Adventures:

It’s time to experience the countryside of Hernando County.  There is no shortage of farmers and courageous entrepreneurs on this side of town.

Sweetfields Farm, Masaryktown

The owners of this farm transformed it from an old hay field to an organic farm where they produce regular vegetable crops and also host two signature annual events.  You can also take home some tasty memories at the farm’s fully stocked produce barn.

Marker 48 Brewery, Weeki Wachee

The owners of this brewery have repurposed an old transmission shop and garage into a brewery using recycled wood and corrugated metal roofing.  The brewery has sixteen styles of beer available, which are all made with pure, Weeki Wachee spring water.

Florida Cracker Kitchen, Brooksville

This restaurant owned by two brothers is great if you’re looking for some home cooking.  It is famous for its Brooksville Blueberry Pancakes, The Cracker Omelet, smoked mullet dip and Okeechobee gumbo.

  1. Chassahowitzka River

Last but not least is the Chassahowitzka River.  This 5-mile long, spring-fed river provides endless outdoor fun and GlenLakes is lucky enough to be surrounded by it.   For residents, this river is just one of the many things that makes staying active and enjoying the outdoors easy when living in this community.  The river is full of wildlife, accessible by boat and open to all.

For residents at GlenLakes, these adventurous spots are not far.  Residents enjoy all of these things year round.  Located in Weeki Wachee, Florida, it is easy to enjoy the pristine outdoor lifestyle that living on Florida’s Adventure Coast provides.  Residents have easy access to so many outdoor activities but also have the benefit of enjoying all of the amenities that GlenLakes has to offer.  The community offers golf, tennis, a fitness center and a club that is included for all residents. GlenLakes is in the action, yet surrounded by tranquility – the best of both worlds.  Click Here to get a taste of what this lifestyle is all about.

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