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.

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

The Chassahowitzka River provides endless activities for the nature lovers on the West Coast of Florida.  The five-mile river is a combination of salt marshes, hardwood swamps and crystal-clear springs that make it one of the more popular areas in the region.  With a river this like this, there are many ways to spend your day along the Chassahowitzka River, but here are the top 3.

 

  1. Aardvark’s Florida Kayak Company: If you’re looking to have a good tour guide to get the full experience that the Chassahowitzka River has to offer then Aardwark’s Florida Kayak Company is where you should go.  They provide kayaks, paddles and knowledge of the abundance of wildlife.

 

  1. Fishing: The Chassahowitzka River is known for attracting a serious lot of anglers, crabbers, and eco-tourists. The fishing is plentiful along the river and will give you a pure wildlife experience.

 

  1. The Chassahowitzka Hotel: After a long day of activities and exploring the river you might want to not leave! The Chassahowitzka Hotel is within walking distance to the Chaz boat launch.  It is owned by fourth generation Floridians and has been refurbished and restored to its original two-story pine and cypress interior. It is the perfect, little getaway.

 

For the residents of GlenLakes, the Chassahowitzka River along with many other outdoor activities that Mother Nature provides are right in their backyards.  Residents live a life that borders on the wild on a day-to-day basis.  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.

 

One of the best and most satisfying things about living the Florida lifestyle is being able to take advantage of everything that the outdoors has to offer year round.  From sandy beaches to marshy swamps, Florida has something for everyone.  There is always a fun, outdoors activity somewhere if you just look for it.

The Heritage-Eco River Tour is one of those activities that is special to Florida.  The tour is located at the Crystal River Preserve State Park in Crystal River, Florida.  The program is called “The Ancient River Dwellers” and it is held weekly for anyone that would like to their outdoors on!

The vessel “Monroe” is the vehicle used for the Heritage-Eco River Tour and holds up to 24 people. The 1½-hour trip allows participants to see the coastal marsh and learn how it and the associated marine estuary provided for the pre-Columbian people that lived there.  This activity is just has much fun as it is educational, so gather up your family and friends and join in on the fun!

For the residents at GlenLakes, an outdoors lifestyle is something they live everyday.  Nature and outdoor activities are something that is very important in the day to day at GlenLakes.  Living in an area that provides endless opportunities for activities such as the River Tours is just one of the amazing things about being a part of the GlenLakes community.  GlenLakes is right where you want to be: in the action, yet surrounded by tranquility.  To see what the lifestyle is all about, click here.

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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.

  1. Explore the Nature Coast by water: Bring your own canoe, kayak, or boat or rent if you need to! Enjoy a boat ride in the Gulf of Mexico or a relaxing trip down the Weeki Wachee River.
  1. Dive into Greek culture at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks: With divers still hard at work harvesting sponges, visitors can enjoy a leisurely day exploring the Greek restaurants and ships that are scattered through the area.
  1. Campout at Withlacoochee State Forest: Curl up under the stars for a night of camping at the third largest forest in Florida.
  1. Ride a world famous glass bottom boat: The World Famous Glass Bottom Boats give visitors a unique view of underwater beauty at Silver Springs State Park.
  1. Big Red Balloon Sightseeing Adventures: Head up, up, and away in a hot-air balloon that is flown daily at sunrise in Northern Hillsborough.
  1. Explore The Florida Aquarium: Annual passes are available or you can explore for just the day. Visit FLAquarium.org for more information.
  1. Learn something new at the Museum Of Science and Industry: For a day of learning in more then 400,000 square feet of interactive exhibits covering biology, meteorology, astronomy, and other science-related fields.
  1. Take a trip back in time to Heritage Village: With more than 28 historic structures and features, some dating back to the 19th century, including a school, church, sponge warehouse, railroad depot and store, as well as a variety of historic homes. Click here for more info!
  1. Marvel at botanical garden beauty!Nature Coast Botanical Gardens is a lovely, little hidden gem in Hernando County that everyone should visit.
  1. All aboard the American Victory Ship! As one of only 4 fully operational WWII ships in the country, the American Victory Ship is a national treasure and true American icon anchored at 705 Channelside Drive in Tampa. Experience an unforgettable voyage of discovery and witness virtually the entire ship.

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.

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.