Activities & Attractions

Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve

(2 miles; 5 minutes from the Inn)1001 Old Rock Road ,Yankeetown, Fl  (352) 447-5439 Hours:  Sunrise to Sunset

With salt marshes and hammocks, the Preserve is an undisturbed piece of old Florida.  Don’t miss the observation tower and check for periodic star gazing events and kayaking events.

Weeki Wachee and Buccaneer Bay

(42 miles; 52 minutes from the Inn)

6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, Fl 

Hours: 9AM to 5:30PM

Visit Florida’s oldest running amusement park and watch one of the parks famous live mermaid shows.   After the show, swim in one of Florida’s beautiful springs at Buccaneer Bay.


Swim With Manatees

Nearby Crystal River is the manatee capital of the world!   Please contact us to help make arrangements for this once in a lifetime adventure.

Crystal River Archaeology Site

(12.5 miles; 15 minutes from the Inn)

3400 N Museum Point,  Crystal River, Fl   (352)795-3817

Hours: 9AM to 5PM Thurs thru Mon

Learn about the native Floridians including pottery and impressive ceremonial mounds.  This pre-Columbian, Florida native American site has burial mounds, temple/platform mounds, plaza area and substantial middens.   

Homosassa Wildlife Park

(20 miles; 20 minutes from the Inn)

4150 Suncoast Blvd (US 19),  Homosassa 

Hours: 9AM to 5:30PM

Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the observatory in the main spring.   The park showcases native Florida wildlife and children’s programs.  Parking is located on W Fishbowl Dr, across from the gift shop.

Rainbow Springs

(20 miles; 30 minutes  from the Inn)

19158 SW 81st Place Road,  Dunnellon, Fl    


Hours: 8AM until Sunset everyday

Rainbow Springs is Florida’s fourth largest spring and is popular for swimming, snorkeling, canoeing and kayaking.  

Cedar Key Museum

(47 miles; 52 minutes from the Inn)

7070 D Street, Cedar Key, Fl  32625


Hours: 1 PM to 4 PM and Sun thru Fri and 11 AM to 5 PM Sat

This museum depicts many articles from the 1800’s and later.  Information includes exhibits on brush making and the railroad.  Local resident volunteers provide additional island information.

Manatee Springs

(44 miles; 50 minutes from the Inn)

11650 NW 115 St, Chiefland, FL 32626

(352) 493-6072

Manatee Springs State Park is a Florida State Park located six miles west of Chiefland on SR 320, off US 19. Manatee Spring is a first magnitude spring that flows directly into the Suwannee River by way of a short run. 

Goethe State Forest

(~20 minutes from the Inn)

9110 SE County Rd. 337, Dunnellon, FL 

(352) 465-8585 

The Goethe trail system extends throughout the forest with access available at three separate trailheads. The forest is open during daylight hours for visitors to enjoy picnicking, hiking, bicycling, fishing, wildlife viewing and horseback riding. 

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