When living in an area like Weeki Wachee, loaded with adventure, activities and beautiful weather year round, it is easy to find exciting, new ways to stay connected in your community. As residents are drawn by the lure of adventure or seek a natural place to decompress, Florida’s Adventure Coast makes it easier for families and communities to connect with each other. It’s time to leave the phones and tablets at home and explore Florida’s Adventure Coast.
The best place in Weeki Wachee to reconnect is Weeki Wachee State Park at the world famous mermaid show. The mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park have delighted visitors since 1947. Today, visitors can still witness the magic of the mermaids, take a river boat cruise and canoe or kayak on the Weeki Wachee River. The 538-acre park features a first magnitude spring and a 400-seat submerged theater for watching the live mermaid show.
The eight mile trip from Weeki Wachee Springs State Park northwest to Pine Island Beach borders the vast Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area. Watch the wooded roadside for wildlife such as bald eagle, deer, wild pigs, Osceola wild turkey and more.
Emerge from the trees to a revelation as the expansive salt marsh opens up to you. This Gulf of Mexico border is distinctive to Florida’s Adventure Coast. Splitting down the middle, peaceful and scenic vistas extend from both sides of the roadway.
Soon the road ends at Alfred McKethan Pine Island Park, a great place to stop and spend some time. Grab a seat at this three-acre beach and linger to watch the tide come in or go out while children burn off steam on the playground or chasing seagulls. Grab a snack at Willy’s Tropical Grill.
Make a right turn at the end of Pine Island Drive to nearby Bayport Park for a scenic river or sunset cruise with Bayport River Safari.
Captain Gary will meet you at the pier, welcoming you and your group aboard the River Tale for a comfortable, narrated tour of the pristine Weeki Wachee River. Evenings are perfect for catching a vibrant winter sunset from the water during a leisurely evening cruise.
The residents at GlenLakes know the importance of staying connected as a community. With the Club House as social hub for friends and family, there are so many ways to turn your neighbors into friends when living at GlenLakes. Not only do we have many ways to stay connected internally, we have the luxury of being located next to all of the action where these organizations and clubs take place. The opportunities are endless when living at GlenLakes. To see what the lifestyle is all about, click here.