One of the best things about living in Hernando County is having the luxury of being surrounded by tranquility but close enough to all of the action. We are just a short drive away to quite a few large cities that create a fun bucket list of things to do this summer.
- Encounter a mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs and cool off at Buccaneer Bay featuring daily mermaid shows, a river boat cruise, animal shows, and Florida’s only spring-fed water park with fun slides, a lazy river ride, and a kiddie pool. Admission gets you entry to both attractions and you can stay for a day or purchase an annual pass. For more information visit www.WeekiWachee.com.
- Go Scalloping in Hernando County! Scallop harvesting is a popular annual activity that the entire family can enjoy June 28th through September 24th. There are strict rules about where scallops can be harvested in Florida and Hernando County IS one of the legal places (lucky us!). You can take your own boat or hire a local fishing charter. Click here for more information about scalloping.
- Monkey around at Boyette’s Grove, an eclectic “Old-Florida” tourist stop. During the citrus season, guests can watch as fruit is washed, waxed, polished, sorted and packed in a style used a half-century ago. Out back paved paths shaded by huge elephant ears and fruit trees wander by homes of monkeys and turtles, alligators and pigs, deer and raccoons. Huge fish tanks (13,000 gallons) hold all kinds of creatures of the sea. Colorful parrots squawk and preen. They also have a dinosaur cave where replicas of the world’s favorite extinct species await visitors. Visit BoyettsGrove.comfor information.
- Ride a world famous glass bottom boat! Silver Springs State Park (5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala) is a 350 acre nature theme park with crystal clear springs, glass bottom boat cruises, and an assortment of unique animals The World Famous Glass Bottom Boats give visitors a unique view of the underwater beauty. Stopping over the deep springs, knowledgable captains describe the unusual formations, ancient artifacts, and even movie props from early, underwater films from Hollywood during a 30 minute ride. Glass panels built into the deck of each boat create a perfect window to reveal the one-of-a-kind artifacts and antiquities hidden below the surface of the crystal clear waters. The Wild Waters Water Park is also scheduled to open in June! Visit www.SilverSprings.comfor information.
- Soak up some Florida sunshine! Beaches are abundant in Florida. Millions of people travel thousands of miles just to enjoy them…so take advantage that you live so close to so many fabulous destinations. Stick with Pine Island for a local option, head down to Clearwater, or take a trip to one of the ones on the Travel Channel’s Top 10 List of Florida Beaches (click here for the list). You can also check out VisitFlorida.com’s cool new Florida Beach Finder tool(click here) that allows you to use simple sliders to determine how family friendly or romantic, action-packed or secluded, laid back or adventurous, manicured or natural, you want your beach to be and then recommends the right beach for you to visit.
- Tour the Beautiful Homes at GlenLakes: You love the area, and you’ve heard a lot about the community. Why not take advantage of the slower summer months to stop by the Sales Gallery and take a tour of the community. You might find just the lifestyle you’ve been looking for.
The list of fun continues for Hernando County. To check out more things to do, Click Here.
Living just a short drive from all of these activities, the residents of GlenLakes get to experience these adventures year round. Located in Weeki Wachee, Florida, it is easy to enjoy the pristine outdoor lifestyle that living on Florida’s Nature Coast provides. 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.