Discover your next adventure in a world of natural wonders far beyond the hustle and noise of man-made attractions. Outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen have long found a wealth of opportunities within the boundaries of Levy County. Word has spread about this diverse, unspoiled region known as "Florida's Natural Paradise" where the human population is dwarfed by the multitude of birds and wildlife that call the area home.
Its scenic beauty, wildlife and outdoor recreational opportunities make Levy County the perfect destination. With nearly one fifth of the county set aside for state and national wildlife areas, Levy is blessed with numerous parks, preserves, springs and wildlife refuges where visitors can discover rest and recreation in abundance. In fact, there are over 25 nature-based recreational sites in Levy.
The historic Lower Suwannee River borders the county's north end, while the meandering Withlacoochee winds through the southern part. Thanks to its unique location, Levy County has the distinction of a wide variety of environments, from dense hardwood forests and marsh lands to sand hills and Gulf Coast waters.
Florida boasts one of the largest concentrations of freshwater springs in the world — almost 400 total — and remarkably, nearly 200 of those are located within the Suwannee Basin. There are 18 "first-magnitude" springs in North Florida, so classified because they discharge 100 cubic feet of water per second. That's a mind-boggling 64 million or more gallons of water per day! No wonder Levy County's numerous springs are one of its most popular destinations for both serious scuba divers and those who just want to swim or snorkel in the crystal clear waters.
Charming towns, such as the historic fishing village of Cedar Key and Williston, well-known for its excellent peanut crop, anchor the county. Agriculture remains a major part of the economy.
Hotels and motels, and Bed & Breakfast inns provide comfortable accommodations throughout Levy County, which also offers plentiful campsites, both modern and primitive, at numerous parks.
If it's time outdoors you're craving, Levy County is the place to visit. Opportunities for camping, hiking, wild life viewing, swimming and diving, boating, fishing and hunting abound. Antiques shopping and dining are found throughout the county in numerous small towns.
Isn't it time you found your next natural adventure? Come explore, relax, refresh, discover. Levy County, the heart of Florida's Natural Paradise, is waiting for you!
See the How-To-Cook-Seafood-Extravaganza HERE,
part of the How To Do Florida TV show.
We`re proud to announce that Cedar Key is the home of the 30th Annual Great Chowder Cook-off winner. WINNER FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A ROW ! ! !
Tony´s Seafood Restaurant of Cedar Key
is the winner of the International Cook Off for the THIRD time. They will now have to retire from the competition and are formally inducted into the Chowder Hall of Fame.
Thousands of visitors enjoyed Tony`s famous Clam Chowder relished by many right here on the Nature Coast. It was held in Newport, Rhode Island on June 4th, 2011 and all the judges were New Englanders! Check tonyschowder.com
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