• Points of Interest in Citrus county Florida Blog

    Thursday, March 22, 2018   /   by Barbara Howard

    Withlacoochee State Bike Trail

    A 46-mile paved rail trail in Florida, the Withlacoochee State Trail goes through small towns, the Withlacoochee State Forest and other natural areas. A linear state park, the trail offers a variety of recreational opportunities with parks, river, and lake views. Uses include walking, in-line skating, cycling, fishing, and horseback riding. Food and drink is available in the small towns along the trail. For a taste of "old Florida,"

    Floral City to Inverness - 7 miles
    Between Floral City and Inverness, the trail passes Fort Cooper State Park. While mostly shaded and away from the road, some portions run next to Hwy 41. However, there is enough space to allow for a line of tall shade trees between the trail and the road. This provides a shadier, more pleasant close-to-road experience than most other roadside trails. The 2 miles south of Inverness Trailhead takes you past two lakeside parks plus another large lake. We very much en ...

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    Thursday, March 22, 2018   /   by Barbara Howard

    Hunter Springs

    Hunter Springs is a hidden jewel found in Crystal River. The small park has a Pavilion, picnic areas w/BBQ grills, play area for the kids and a boardwalk that you can look down into the clear water of the Crystal River. Named for its natural springs, there is swimming from the sandy beach and Kayak launching. The park is open from 8:00a.m. until Sunset. There is paid parking.

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    Tuesday, March 20, 2018   /   by Barbara Howard

    Fort Cooper State Park

    Yes there really was an actual Fort located at this site. You can read about the history of the Fort on the kiosks located on the Seminole Heritage Trail. The park is located on Old Floral City Rd in Inverness. As part of the Great Florida Birding Trail it offers self guided trails, perfect for seeing native birds, animals and plants.  Available at the park are picnic areas, playgrounds, canoe rentals for the lake.  You may also rent the lake Lodge for small gatherings. 

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    Tuesday, March 20, 2018   /   by Barbara Howard

    Homosassa Shrimpapalooza

    SHRIMPAPALOOZA - The annual festival hosted by The Rotary Club of Homosassa Charitiable Foundation takes place Saturday March 24th at the Homosassa Civic Center at Yulee and Mason Creek? 

    Thousands of party goers from all over the state attend every year emphasizing the fun in fundraising. With an awesome Parade, Live Music, Tons of Great Food, there is guaranteed fun for all ages. 
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    MARCH 24, 2018
    9:00 AM - Gates Open for Guests
    10:00 AM - Shrimpapalooza Parade
    Parade route begins at Old Mill Tavern heading south on W Yulee Dr, taking a slight right onto S Cherokee Way and end at the S Boulvard 

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    Monday, March 19, 2018   /   by Barbara Howard

    Three Sisters Springs

    Make sure to visit the natural springs located in the Crystal river.  The springs stay at 72 degrees so, in the colder winter months, manatees flock to the springs to stay warm. There are several different ways to view the manatees, you can swim, snorkel or boat to springs.  You can also see them from land. You can just take a trolley from the Three Sisters Springs Center to the refuge and boardwalk. 

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