Nature Adventures

This page lists nature parks, botanical gardens, environmental centers, and other places where kids can study and enjoy nature in the Citrus County, Hernando County and Levy County, Florida area.
Kids Citrus County, Hernando County and Levy County: Nature Adventures - Fun 4 Nature Coast Kids
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Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve

Salt marshes on the Gulf of Mexico give way to a succession of swamps, hardwood forests, pine flatwoods and scrub, providing splendid opportunities fo ...

Area: Levy County
See description for directions.
Chinsegut Big Pine Tract

The Chinsegut Big Pine Tract features a 1.25-mile loop weaving through towering old-growth longleaf pines, aptly named the Longleaf Loop, with several ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: Hernando County
23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville, FL, 34601
Chinsegut Nature Center Tract

Along the start of the trail, near the conservation center, you’ll pass by the remains of the 1850s Bishop Homestead, with two cisterns and a chimney ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: Hernando County
23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville, FL, 34601
Crystal River Archaeological State Park

A National Historic Landmark, this 61-acre, pre-Columbian, Native American site has burial mounds, temple/platform mounds, a plaza area and a substant ...

Area: Citrus County
3400 N. Museum Point, Crystal River, FL, 34428
Crystal River Preserve State Park

The Crystal River Preserve State Park encompasses over 27,000 acres of pine woodland, hardwood forests, salt marshes, and mangrove islands. Visitors t ...

Area: Citrus County
3266 N. Sailboat Avenue, Crystal River, FL, 34428
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park's underwater observatory in the main spring. The park showcases native Flori ...

Area: Citrus County
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19), Homosassa, FL, 34446
Fickett Hammock Preserve

This preserve is covered with forest and includes hardwood hammock, seasonally flowing streams, and saw palmetto thickets. Interesting tree species in ...

Area: Hernando County
15482 Centralia Road, Brooksville, FL, 34614
Fort Cooper State Park

Over 700 acres of Nature at its best, Fort Cooper State Park offers a spot for relaxing, hiking, nature study and learning about history. As part of t ...

Area: Citrus County
3100 S. Old Floral City Rd., Inverness,, FL, 34450
Geocaching

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locat ...

Free: Yes
Area: Citrus County, Hernando County, Levy County, North Pasco County
Junior Ranger Program

The Florida State Parks Junior Ranger Program provides the opportunity for young people to learn, serve and share our parks' natural and cultural reso ...

Multiple Locations
Lake Townsen Preserve

The park occupies approximately 375 acres and includes trails for jogging, hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding.

Area: Hernando County
28011 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, FL, 34601
Letterboxing

Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining artistic ability with delightful "treasure-hunts" in beautiful, scenic places that the whole family ca ...

Free: Yes
Nature Coast Botanical Gardens

3.5 acres has been transformed into an oasis of beauty and serenity. During daylight hours, you can visit the gardens, enjoy the beauty of nature and ...

Free: Yes
Area: Hernando County
1489 Parker Ave, Spring Hill, FL, 34606
Rainbow Springs State Park

Rainbow Springs is Florida's fourth largest spring and, from the 1930s through the 1970s, was the site of a popular, privately-owned attraction. The R ...

Area: Citrus County
19158 S.W. 81st Place Road, Dunnellon, FL, 34432
Weekiwachee Preserve

This area has been reopened to visitors. Boats are not allowed on the lakes in this area, but bank fishing is permitted. Visitors are asked to take sp ...

Area: Hernando County
2345 Osowaw Boulevard, Spring HIll, FL, 34607