Does the snow and cold weather have you thinking about a spring break with slower, quieter and warmer days? Gulf County, Florida offers all of that and a natural beauty that will take your breath away. And when the day is done, sample some of America's best seafood PLUS some sweet tupelo honey. Here are some ideas for fun and adventure in "The Forgotten Coast."
FIND YOUR ADVENTURE
Gulf County Florida is loaded with waterways that provide endless opportunities for fishing, boating and exploring. One special gem is the hauntingly beautiful Dead Lakes in Wewahitchka. This area offers unique experiences for paddlers and photographers. While exploring, you will see plenty of tupelo trees, which are the source of the famous tupelo honey. If you are visiting between mid-April and early May, you might even see bees working hard to collect nectar from tupelo trees in full bloom!
TASTE AND TAKE HOME SOME TUPELO HONEY
Wewahitchka is the Tupelo Honey Capital of the World. So after touring the Dead Lakes, stop by Smiley Honey to sample some delicious tupelo, and lots of other honey varieties. Smiley Honey is generally open from 8 to 4 on weekdays, but it is always best to call ahead before visiting (850-639-5672).
RELAX AND UNWIND
Gulf County offers a variety of hotels, bed & breakfasts, inns and campgrounds where you can relax after a fun-filled day of fishing or adventuring. Gulf County also offers miles of beautiful, white sand beaches in places like Cape San Blas and St. Joe Beach. So bring a beach chair, umbrella and a well-stocked cooler for a perfect day in the sun.
Need more incentive? Check out this video from Visit Florida. We hope to see you soon!