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Old 02-03-2017, 07:02 PM
 
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Will be coming to Citrus County (Beverly Hills) for a two week visit during the last two weeks of February. Love the outdoors and Antiques. Any suggestions for various day trips will be appreciated! Thanks...Brrrrr, it's cold up here in Iowa.
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Old 02-04-2017, 08:01 AM
 
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You'll be centrally located so you can easily access Hernando and Marion counties. Both have antique-y enclaves and lots of outdoors stuff- Homossassa Wildlife park is quite nice, and there are lots of trailheads through Citrus Wildlife Area, Goethe State Forest, plus Rainbow and Silver Springs. There's also horseback riding in Dunellon and Ocala.

I'd suggest poking around online a bit to narrow down what you like to do most. I think you'll be pleased with your options. And the weather should be a pleasant change from Iowa!

Have a great trip!
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Old 02-04-2017, 02:28 PM
 
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Will be coming to Citrus County (Beverly Hills) for a two week visit during the last two weeks of February. Love the outdoors and Antiques. Any suggestions for various day trips will be appreciated! Thanks...Brrrrr, it's cold up here in Iowa.
I would also suggest Mt. Dora. You can go on the weekend and fight the crowds or make it on a weekday and truly enjoy it. It is a beautiful, walkable town perched above the lake. It is a wonderful way to spend the day. Plenty of mom and pop shops and restaurants with a plethora of wide sidewalks and benches to stop and watch the world stroll by. I prefer to take the turnpike south to County Road 470. Head north/east thru Okahumpka and on to Yalaha. Be sure sure to stop at the Yalaha Bakery coming or going. It is a gem of an authentic German bakery. Continue on to the stop light at the Mission Inn at Howie-in-the-Hills and hook a left. That will take you a short drive into Tavares, an Inland Seaport Base. Turn right on Main St. and stretch your legs at the park and use the free "facilities". Then continue pass the railroad depot back onto Main/ Lake Dora dr. That takes on a scenic lakeside drive right into Mt. Dora. Yes, you will have to pay a nominal toll but driving across SR 44 is a boring, time-consuming drive that takes you through a ton of lights in Leesburg. And I don't care for Leesburg. Your choice.

I would also recommend WnterPark for another wonderful day trip. If you go, be sure to take the lake/ canal cruise. Well worth the small fee and you don't need reservations.

Dax
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Old 02-04-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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Thanks so much for the great tips and for taking the time to share! Will give those a try! YEAH!
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Old 02-04-2017, 06:30 PM
 
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Thank you for the good ideas and taking the time to post.///Am so looking forward to my time in Florida.
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Old 02-05-2017, 07:49 AM
 
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State Parks. Rainbow Springs is close by for hiking. https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Rainbow-Springs
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