Make a splash this summer by diving into our Outdoor Summer Series. Each week, we’ll bring you cool ideas for fun in the sun on the Nature Coast. With something for everyone, we’re sure these will keep the kids (or grandkids) busy and the adults loving life. What better place to explore the Florida lifestyle than right in our own backyard?

Our first adventure is something you won’t want to miss. Open June 25 until September 24, Scalloping Season on Florida’s West Coast is quite literally a boatload of fun. Whether you’re snorkeling from the boat or wading from the beach, these tasty treats make for an awesome day and a delicious dinner.

Akin to an underwater Easter egg hunt, scallopers comb the sea grass beds collecting the clamshells as they go. You can adventure out on your own, or charter a seasoned guide from one of the many local marinas. After you’ve gathered your two-gallon bucket full (the legal limit per person), cook them up yourself or take them to one of the many local restaurants that offer to cook your catch.

Just a quick drive from GlenLakes, these hotspots are known as the best in the world. People come from all over to sample the fun of the lifestyle we live.

Hernando Beach and Bayport Park are just 15 minutes away with many local guides available. Or rent your own boat!

  • Newly renovated, Bayport Park features picnic tables, pavilions, grills, a fishing pier, and of course, two boat ramps for easy access to Florida’s scalloping season. There’s everything you’ll need here for a Scalloping adventure.


  • Just a quick jump next door, Hernando Beach is also a great location to begin your treasure hunt. Start from the beach and fill your bucket, then stop by one of the nearby restaurants that offer to cook your catch. Insider tip: Call ahead first so they know you’re bringing your loot.


  • The Plantation Resort, located just North in Citrus County, offers a Scalloping Package for an all-inclusive getaway. It includes a two-night stay with breakfast, a guided scalloping trip and a dinner at the West 82 Grill, where the chef will cook up your scalloping loot from the day.

With so much Summer excitement in the area, the residents of GlenLakes enjoy the quintessential Florida lifestyle. Check out the available maintenance-free homes here and spend less time on your home upkeep and more time sampling our Summer Series. Stay tuned to see what’s in store for next weekend!

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