Linda Pedersen Park
Linda Pedersen Park and Jenkins Creek Conservation Area is across the street from Shoal Line Boulevard in Hernando County. Each of them offers a number of leisure activities … and together they become a great destination for a day trip. Linda Pedersen Park is 65 acres east of the highway and has 12 acres. It offers picnic pavilions, tables, a kayak launch, playground, restrooms, and an observation deck. Swimming is allowed in the bay and showers are available. There is a large sandy beach area (which does not extend into the water) for sunbathing. Linda Pederson Park’s 40-foot lookout offers spectacular views of the Highland Hammocks and the nearby Weeki Wachee Preserve to the southeast, as well as sweeping views of Jenkings Bay, which flows into the Gulf of Mexico. Hikers and mountain bikers have access to the Weeki Wachee Preserve. The Jenkins Creek Conservation Area covers 75 acres west of Shoal Line Boulevard. There is a paved boat ramp and RV parking for those looking to access Jenkins Creek and the Gulf of Mexico. There is also a long walk for beach fishermen. There is a toilet.
Enjoy this 4.2 km upper loop near Spring Hill, Florida. It is generally considered an easy route and takes an average of 45 minutes to complete. This trail is great for hiking and you probably won’t meet many other people while exploring. The route is not very well marked and we recommend that you download the route in advance for navigation. There are hunters in the area during the fall season and orange lights are recommended on the trail. There are many opportunities to view wildlife and native flowers in this area. It is recommended to use insect spray during the rainy season. Check out this 11.1 km trail near Spring Hill, Florida. It is generally considered a moderately difficult route and takes an average of 2h 1m to complete. It’s a popular hike and walk, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times. The route is open all year round and is well worth a visit at any time. The route is not very well marked and we recommend that you download the route in advance for navigation. This trail is partially shaded, but many parts are exposed to the sun, and sunscreen is recommended. It is a peaceful trail with diverse habitats and wildlife. Don’t forget to check out this place in Spring Hill too.
This county owned property on Jenkins Creek is perfect for bird watchers and families. Look for good egrets, egrets and tri-colored herons, as well as songbird species such as marsh sparrows, marsh sparrows and red-winged sparrows. From the main parking lot, a pedestrian bridge over the creek leads to a 40-foot lookout with spectacular views of the marsh and the Gulf of Mexico. Watch typical shorebirds like the Laughing Gull fly by and listen for winter Virginia Rails and Clapper Rails and Belted Kingfishers. The hardwood hammock is a haven for many migrating songbirds; check the trees in spring and fall for blue jays, common yellowthroats and northern warblers. Manatees are often present and great photos can be taken from the boardwalk. Neighboring Jenkins Creek Park across the street has a canoe/kayak launch and fishing/observation dock. If you are ever in need of home and foundation repair, click here.