Featured Area Attractions

While you are here at the Plantation we know your days will be fun filled, however, if you have some time and you, your family and friends want to experience even more of the original Florida, here are some attractions we recommend.

Three Sisters Springs -At the 57 acre refuge around Three Sisters Springs we have a 1/4 mile boardwalk with viewing platforms to observe the springs and native wildlife. There are also at least 1.5 miles of nature trails that you can explore to see views of Kings Bay, Magnolia Springs, Lake Crystal and wetlands. Three Sisters Springs is a world-renowned sanctuary for the West Indian Manatee during the winter; however, at the refuge you can see many native and migratory species year-round. Three sisters Springs

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park - showcases some of Florida's loveliest landscape surrounding the headwaters of the Homosassa River. The 210 acre park is home to native Florida Wildlife. Click here for more information Ellie Schiller Wildlife State Park

Archeological State Park - A National Historic Landmark, this 61-acre, pre-Columbian, Native American site has burial mounds, temple/platform mounds, a plaza area and a substantial midden.Click here for more information. Archaeological State Park

Weeki Wachee State Park  - Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring where you can see live mermaids, take a trip on a river boat cruise, learn about Florida wildlife, and swim in the pristine waters at Buccaneer Bay. You can also embark on a paddling adventure down the pristine waterway of the Weeki Wachee River. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is one of Florida’s most legendary and unique family destinations, entertaining audiences since 1947 Click here for more information. Weeki Wachee State Park

Crystal River Preserve State Park- Crystal River Preserve is a true mosaic. Within its borders are more than 27,500 acres of scrub, pinewoods, hardwood forests, salt marshes and mangrove islands. Much of the property is still untouched, allowing visitors a glimpse at what this area of Florida looked like centuries ago. It’s a year-round destination for hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, and birdwatching. The Preserve’s wetlands play an important role in refreshing Florida’s aquifer, making the area essential for the animals and people that live in and visit these productive and diverse estuaries. Click here for more information  Crystal River Preserve

Fort Island Gulf Beach - Fort Island Gulf Beach includes a sandy beach, fishing and sightseeing pier, a boardwalk connecting the beach and the pier, and a boat ramp.   The site includes bathrooms, outdoor showers, covered picnic tables and a grassy area on the south side of the beach. Fort Island Gulf Beach