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Bicycling & Biking Trails

Whether you’re an avid cyclist looking to put away some serious miles or just want to get a little fresh air and exercise without the urban congestion, you’re in luck. Citrus County, Florida is blessed with three incredible paved trails, including the 46 mile Withlacoochee State Trail–dotted with forest, lakes and small towns–and still more miles of rugged mountain bike trails weaving through the Withlacoochee State Forest and Crystal River Preserve State Park.

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Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Surrounding the headwaters of the Homosassa River, this 210-acre park showcases some of Florida’s loveliest landscape and interesting native wildlife.

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Three Sisters Springs

Tour Three Sisters Springs to observe the native wildlife from the viewing platforms on the quarter-mile boardwalk and hike the 1.5 miles of nature trails for views of Kings Bay, Lake Crystal, and Magnolia Springs.

Image by Paul Clark

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Crystal River Archaeological State Park

Discover hidden wonders like temple/platform mounds, burial mounds, a substantial midden, and a plaza area in this pre-Colombian Native American National Historic Landmark site.

Image by Ebyabe - Own work, CC BY 2.5

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Weeki Wachee State Park

Take a river boat cruise, learn about Florida Wildlife, swim in Buccaneer Bay, and even see live mermaids atWeeki Wachee State Park, one of Florida’s most legendary family destinations.

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Crystal River Preserve State Park

More than 27,000 acres are yours to explore in this state park, filled with untouched salt marshes, mangrove islands, and hardwood forests. Experience hiking, kayaking, birdwatching, and more in this wonderful state park.

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Fort Island Gulf Beach

Sandy beaches, a sightseeing and fishing pier, a boardwalk, a boat ramp—Fort Island Gulf Beach is the perfect place to spend the day enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.

Photo by Kolin Toney