Attractions for Beverly Hills, Florida

Attractions for Beverly Hills, Florida
Secluded from the noise and traffic of Orlando, Tampa and Miami, Beverly Hills, Fla., is a great vacation alternative for visitors looking to explore central Florida's scenic natural landscapes and view native flora and fauna. Just a short drive away from Florida's popular tourist cities, the Beverly Hills area offers many of the same outdoor activities like diving, snorkeling, hiking and nature tours without the hassle of big crowds.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

The Beverly Hills area offers water sports enthusiasts a wide variety of activities to choose from. Florida's Gulf Coast is well-known for its abundant wildlife, clear waters and mild climate, making it the perfect setting for a scuba diving or snorkeling vacation. In addition to the nearby ocean waters, Beverly Hills is home to several rivers and springs, including Kings Bay and the Crystal RIver, offering visitors the chance to swim with manatees, dolphins and fish of all sizes and colors. Private diving boat rentals are available at many places near Beverly Hills or you can join one of the many scuba diving or snorkeling tours offered in the area.

Crystal River Watersports
2380 NW Highway 19
Crystal River, FL 34428
(877) 463 4846

Adventure Diving
48 NW Highway 19
Crystal River, FL 34428
(866) 518-1530

Canoeing and Kayaking

Central Florida is a fabulous place for canoe and kayak excursions, and the Beverly Hills area is home to several areas that are perfect for exploring the unique landscapes and wildlife found in this part of the world. The Nature Coast Canoe and Kayak Trail offers a great paddle through central Florida's spectacular rivers and salt marshes. Start your trip at the Salt River, paddling over to the Homosassa River, through Battle Creek and beyond. This unique route features gorgeous natural landscapes and sightings of local wildlife, including native birds, dolphins, alligators and manatees.

Sunshine River Tours
4538 S. Suncoast Blvd.
Homosassa, FL 34446
(352) 428-2146

Florida Hiking and Biking Trails

Hikers of all skill levels will find plenty of trails and open spaces, from hardwood forests and open prairies to swamps and marshland. For hikers looking to learn during their excursions, there are several pathways, nature walks and hiking trails in the Beverly Hills area offering informational signs explaining the area's distinctive landscapes, wildlife and flora.

Florida Trail Association
5415 SW 13th St.
Gainesville, FL 32608
(877) HIKE-FLA

Whether you're an expert mountain biker or a casual biking enthusiast, central Florida is an ideal place to ride. With exhilarating off-road rides on the Potts Preserve, challenging cross-country trails like Flying Eagle, pleasant joy rides on the Withlacoochee State Trail and so many more, biking junkies will find the perfect ride in the Beverly Hills area.

Withlacoochee State Trail
315 N. Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34450
(352) 726-2251

Horseback Riding

From serene day rides through the Withlacoochee State Forest to weeklong equestrian camping trips, the Beverly Hills area is a popular destination for horse lovers. Bring your own horses or rent one at any of the local stables in the area. If you want a guided tour, many local companies offer everything from one-hour family rides to overnight excursions through the fabulous local central Florida landscape.

Just Horse'n Around, Inc.
6194 W SR 44
Lake Panasofkee, FL 33538
(352) 637-2206

Rymar Ranch
8265 S. Lecanto Hwy.
Lecanto, FL 34461
(352) 382-5400

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