Central West Florida

Yesterday, we decided to check out Lithia Springs, located in the Tampa area. A second magnitude spring, Lithia releases around 6.4 million gallons of water per day. Lithia Springs is a county park, with the fee being $2 per vehicle, and $2 per person. It was $10 for our family... Read more →


Today we spent seven hours at Fanning Springs State Park. What a great day it was! Fanning Springs State Park is located in Fanning Springs, which is about 10 minutes from Chiefland. We rented a hotel room at the Days Inn (very affordable, minutes from a couple of springs, and... Read more →


If you are looking for a good place to take a nature walk while in Tampa, stop off at Lettuce Lake Regional Park. The park is located on Lettuce Lake, named so for all of the vegetation that grows on top of the water. It's a beautiful park that offers... Read more →


While in the Tampa area be sure to make a stop at Honeymoon Island and hike the Osprey Trail. The park has a lot to offer, including beach access, picnic areas, playgrounds, a nature center, and more. Our goal was to hike the Osprey Trail. The Osprey Trail is 2.2... Read more →


This past weekend we went to the Tampa area to spend some time. While there we went to Fort De Soto Park. This is a great park! It has so much to offer... you can hike, bike, camp, hit the beach, kayak (they offer kayak rentals), etc. There is also... Read more →