– The county seat, Bronson is located on Alternate
Highway 27 between Williston and Chiefland.
For info: 352-486-7007
– As you leave the mainland, rich Gulf waters reflecting
blue skies beckon you as birds float like petals over the
marsh vista. Welcome to our island, a place where time
stands still and allows you to enjoy the unique qualities
of our coastal environment. Cedar Key is a naturalists
paradise where hundreds of species of birds and animals
make their home. From sunrise to sunset, a stroll along
the shorelines and marshes reveals the ongoing cycles
of the Nature Coast. Ospreys build their nests and feed
their young. Great Blue Herons, Egrets, Ibis and a myriad
of other waders quietly work the water's edge in search
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– “Mother Nature’s Playground,” Chiefland is part of the
Suwannee River Valley and is surrounded by state parks
and wildlife refuges.
The “Gateway to the historic Suwannee River,”
Fanning Springs offers plenty of outdoor recreational activities.
– Close to neighboring Yankeetown, Inglis lies along the
Withlacoochee River as it makes its way to the Gulf of Mexico.
The area is popular with freshwater and saltwater fishermen.
– This tucked away town, named for the neighboring creek,
lies in an area known for its hunting and fishing opportunities.
For info: 352-486-4766
– Known as the “Gateway to the Nature Coast,” Williston is
just a half-hour drive from Ocala and Gainesville. Rolling hills,
farms and horse country define this picturesque rural community
that is also known for its springs and diving.
– A close neighbor to Inglis, Yankeetown is located on the
Withlacoochee River on the north Gulf Coast and boasts
some of the best salt and fresh water fishing in the country.
Yankeetown is also home to Punkin Island on County Road 40
where the 1961 Elvis Presley movie "Follow That Dream" was filmed.