If your heart beats for outdoor adventure in a natural environment, you're certain to enjoy the heart of Florida's Nature Coast, Hernando County.
From great fishing and brilliant sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico, to shaded hills and horse trails in the Withlacoochee State Forest, to manicured greens of championship golf courses, Hernando County is a great place to indulge your passion for adventure or relaxation.
Located just 45 minutes north of Tampa and 60 miles west of Orlando, Hernando County is not only the geographic center of Florida, it is a center for outdoor fun and adventure. The wide range of recreational activities offers something for everyone with just the right balance of laid-back Southern charm and active suburban lifestyles.
Nature lovers who visit Hernando County will marvel at the many options that await them. Conservation lands and nature preserves dot the landscape in every direction.
If you prefer to seek your thrills on the water, Florida's Nature Coast is well-known for some of the best fishing, boating, canoeing and kayaking in the state.
If golf is your game, you may choose from 17 challenging golf courses in Hernando County, including World Woods, which is consistently ranked one of the best public courses in America.
Entertainment options abound in Hernando County, including the world-famous mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Young people love to splash away the day at the adjacent water park, Buccaneer Bay.
Whether you are settling into your hammock in Spring Hill, riding along a horse trail in Brooksville, or canoeing down a pristine river in Weeki Wachee, Florida's Nature Coast is a great place to match your favorite activity or outdoor adventure with your lifestyle ... naturally.