Paddling Weeki Wachee RiverWith our annual Florida Outdoor Writers Association conference in Brooksville in September 2018, it was an ideal time to get to know Hernando County – Florida’s Adventure Coast – a bit better.

We arrived before and stayed after the conference in order to put some miles in on new-to-us hiking destinations and bike paths.

During the conference, we were introduced to some “who knew?” experiences we wouldn’t have found on our own, like savoring craft beer and visiting a very unique distillery in the middle of the woods.

PLANNING RESOURCES: Florida’s Adventure Coast


NJoy Spirits DistilleryDestination: Adventure – Biking, paddling, hiking, and even a visit to a distillery were in the plans as we explored Florida’s Adventure Coast – Hernando County – for activities we could enjoy during warm weather.
Chinsegut May's PrairieFlorida’s Adventure Coast – Spanning from the Gulf of Mexico to the Withlacoochee River basin, Hernando County stakes its claim as Florida’s Adventure Coast with outdoor activities to choose from in every season.
Weeki Wachee RiverPaddling the Weeki Wachee River– One of Florida’s most beautiful paddling trips, the Weeki Wachee River winds through lush floodplain forests as it is fed by hundreds of springs along a 5.5-mile paddling run.
Good Neighbor TrailBiking the Good Neighbor Trail – A morning of exploration allowed us to experience the not-quite-open-yet Good Neighbor Trail and its historic context during our visit to Brooksville this September.



Spring Hill

Weeki Wachee / Bayport

Annutteliga Hammock Conservation Area
Bayport Park
Bayport-Linda Pedersen Paddling Trail
Chassahowitzka WMA
NJoy Spirits Distillery
Mary’s Fish Camp
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
Weeki Wachee River
The Cove




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