Historic treasures and natural gems are awaiting you're arrival in north Florida. We're talking about a scenic drive along Florida's Nature Coast, and it's a journey worth more than memories. It's worth prizes too!
It's one of the state's crowned jewels where turtles bask in the sun, where birds hover above and you can find a piece of old Florida in its most natural state. It's called the Nature Coast, and locals are eager to share it with you.
Ron Weiss, Assistant Park Manager at Wakulla Springs, says, “We've got crystal clear water in what we like to call the real Florida, wild and untamed with native animals and natural habitats.”
Habitats that are popular among the locals, and those which remain a secret. It's these gems that county leaders are banking on this summer season.
Allen Freeland, Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce President, says, “Tourism is important part of economy, about 1/3 of sales come from tourism economy.”
That's why Wakulla County and eight other counties along the Nature Coast are holding a contest, urging folks to drive through 700 miles, explore hidden treasures and take a snapshot at each site.
Bonnie Holub, Wakulla County Tourism Director, says, “Then entered into a contest where you can win neat prizes like a weekend stay at Alligator Point or fishing trips.”
With a road trip packed full of prizes, organizers hope folks will rediscover the Nature Coast and all its historical treasures.
The Nature Coast promotion kicked off Tuesday in all nine counties. It lasts through the month of June. For more information on the Nature Coast contest you can visit www.naturecoastcoalition.com.