If you’ve been on a day trip kayaking with manatees, dancing with mermaids, and have some extra time in the area, you may want to hike around nearby Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge. The Salt Marsh trails [S Mason Creek Rd, Homosassa, FL 34448] is a small section of the park that has a little over a miles worth of trails. A shaded path leads out to an observation where the view opens up and stretches for miles.
Follow the banks of a winding creek with your eyes, the perfect place to look for birds.
We spotted a clapper rail that was too elusive to photograph. Don’t forget to check in the sky for the swallow-tailed kite.