Levy County is home to some of Florida’s richest historical and scenic spots. Located west of Ocala, Levy County is an eclectic area of Florida with endless options for activities and experiences. Levy County boasts numerous state parks, breathtaking bodies of freshwater and the pristine beaches of Cedar Key, which outline the Gulf of Mexico. Levy County has something for everyone, and it is the perfect place to plan your next escape.
Cedar Key Mound
Levy County is home to Cedar Key Mound, a Native American cultural excavation site. Visitors are invited to walk the boardwalk and observe thousands of years worth of development from the Timucua Indians. This site is one of Cedar Key’s most visited areas by tourists, locals and archaeologists. The trail is short, scenic and leads to the waterfront of Cedar Key Beach.
Atsena Otie Key is located a short distance away from Cedar Key Mound. This Key is rich in history, as it was originally used as a Native American trading post during the First Seminole War. Atsena Otie Key offers a two-mile hiking trail, and a kayaking or ferry ride touring experience. Visitors are encouraged to explore the trail as the original settlers did, while enjoying the Wildlife Refuge, sandy beach or a stroll through the overhanging trees.
Break free from the hustle and bustle of today’s hectic world and venture to a quiet, lover’s paradise in Cedar Key. This old-fashion city is famous for its friendly locals, shopping experiences and the Island Hotel Bed and Breakfast, which is known for its pampering amenities and relaxing atmosphere. Cedar Key boasts some of Florida’s finest seafood dining restaurants such as Tony’s Seafood, a five star cuisine famous for its clam chowder.
The beaches in Cedar Key are unlike any other beach in Florida. They’re covered with soft, cool sand, graced with warm breezes from the Gulf and picturesque sunsets. Visitors are invited to enjoy a leisurely evening stroll along the Cedar Key shoreline, or through the town’s beachy but elegant streets.
Kick back and enjoy your stay in Levy County at the Quality Inn or Days Inn Chiefland. For cozy hospitality, stay at Pine Lodge or Island Hotel Bed & Breakfast. If you’d like a scenic stay, Levy County is equipped with various waterfront motels, including the Gulfside Motel, Beachfront Motel and Cadillac Motel. For the ultimate outdoor experience enjoy one of Levy County’s campgrounds or RV parks such as Devil’s Den, Angler’s RV Park, Goethe Trailhead Ranch or Manatee Springs State Park.