Do you enjoy kayaking or canoeing? The Withlacoochee River starts in the Green Swamp near Orlando and meanders through state forest and undeveloped land for 141 miles then empties into the Gulf in Yankeetown. It is Florida’s fourth longest river. You can paddle day after day and see differen…
Tennis is a popular racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Players use a racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net onto the opponent’s court.
Two Mile Prairie and the Bear Head Hammock Trailhead lay along the southern bank of the Withlacoochee River at the northern end of the Tsala Apopka Lake system. Bear Head Hammock horse trail is part of the Withlacoochee State Forest equestrian trails included in the Trailtrotter program.
Reading is one of the best ways to stimulate imagination. It encourages creativity, which can bring about new ideas. It is also a huge part of innovation. Without imagination people wouldn’t be able to come up with new inventions and ideas that help advance society.
Stepping out of your comfort zone can be very uncomfortable, but becoming a seasoned performer might just be your cup of tea. Actors ages 6-80 often get their start on the local stage. Most community theaters are low pressure environments and excellent places to get some theater experience.
Beverly Hills Park, has one of the two skateboard parks located in the county. This concrete wonderland was created for the enjoyment of the starry eyed skaters in the area.
Twisted Oaks Golf Club has been called the jewel of Citrus County. Local golfers as well as vacationers will enjoy the thrills and challenges of the links-style course. Golf is a game you can enjoy for a lifetime.
Bowling is a great family activity. It’s a sport that almost anyone can play, no matter what their age. Bowlers young and old, all experience levels play beside each other in hopes of rolling the perfect game.
This event, now known as “The Beast of the Southeast,” has become one of the largest international dragon boat festivals in the southeast. Spectators and teams come from all over Florida and throughout the southeast region.
The Pine Ridge Equestrian Center features a 17-stall, block-built barn with automatic waterers, separate feed room, ample storage for hay, two tack rooms, full bathroom facilities with adjoining lobby/lounge, four outside wash racks and security cameras.
The Beverly Hills Horseshoe Club has 24 clay courts mostly in shaded areas on Civic Circle in the heart of Beverly Hills. The courts are open during daylight hours seven days a week for anyone wanting to play or practice. Both club members and non-members can use the facilities.
The Sherman’s fox squirrel is one of four subspecies of the fox squirrel in Florida. They live in open pinewoods and scattered oak trees and are often seen in the Pine Ridge area.
Pickleball is played on a badminton-sized court with a tennis-style net. Nets are 34 inches high in the center. Courts are 20-feet wide and 40-feet long, four pickleball courts can fit in the same area used for a single tennis court. Paddle faces are made of wood, composites or graphite and …
The newest segment of the Withlacoochee State Trail has opened. It is a beautiful paved pathway through the woods along the Rainbow and Withlacoochee Rivers. This new piece of the trail begins just south of Dunnellon near the Sunoco Gas Station at County Road 39 and ends in Marion County jus…
Having your children in a safe, constructive environment from the end of the school day until the parents’ arrival home from work is one of the goals at the Central Ridge Boys & Girls Club.
The Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that promotes reading through book exchanges. Statistically, children growing up in homes without books are generally three years behind children in homes with lots of books.
The Hernando Beach & Community Park offers swimming from a sandy beach on the lake. There are no lifeguards on duty, so you must swim at your own risk.
The Greener Side Ranch is part of the American Sugarbush Harlequin Draft Association and dedicated to the re-establishment of this beautiful breed of horse.