Fish On! Homosassa and the Gulf Coast

With great weather year 'round and endless options to explore, it's no wonder that fishing is such a big sport in Florida. Here are some recommended spots for fishing in Homosassa and the Gulf Coast. By Doug Kelly In the mold of a secret getaway is a small town tucked away on the Gulf coast…

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Homosassa Scalloping: Fun for the Whole Family

By Jill Martin Have you ever been scalloping? I hadn't, untl last weekend, when we loaded up the car and drove to Scallop Country – ok, it’s really called Citrus County, on Florida’s west coast. To get your bearings, Citrus County is 90 miles from Tampa, 90 miles from Orlando and 60 miles south…

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The Haunted Tram: A Homosassa Attraction for Halloween

Looking for some good family Homosassa attractions this Halloween? Head over to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on Oct. 26 and 27 and ride the Haunted Tram down the Pepper Creek Trail. Wooooo! That's a ghost, just in case you couldn't tell. The rides start at 6 p.m. on both days and ends at…

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Manatee Sightings at Homosassa Springs Florida

By Jill Martin Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park once again is welcoming wild manatees to spend the winter in its warm waters. For the third year, the park has opened a gate that allows the manatees to enter the area surrounding the spring. "With the onset of cooler weather, it is…

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