Formerly known to boaters and other travelers as
"the lonesome leg" of Florida, the area from above
Clearwater to the Ochlockonee Bay is by proclamation
of the Governor of Florida now designated as "Florida's
Nature Coast" after a contest to choose a new name and
a new poster.
Where cute critters aren't animated or mechanical, but are the
"real thing" including 19 endangered or threatened species in their
natural habitat.
Where thrilling water rides include aquatic and subaquatic adventures,
in which the unpredictability and pristine beauty of nature provide the "thrills."
Where quaint villages and Native American sites are the real thing, embracing some of the country's most fascinating cultural histories.
Where spectacular sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico stand in for the
glare of neon in the evening sky.Where natural fun remains unspoiled
by exorbitant prices,long lines and crowds.
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