Chiefland, Florida welcomes you to the Annual Tour de Melon.
- Watermelon Festival - this will be held June 1, 2013, the same day as TDM
- Other Points of Interest
The Nature Coast
The origin of the name “The Nature Coast”: Devised in 1991 as part of a marketing campaign to lure vacationers to the nine county area, the name “Nature Coast” caught on quickly and describes the area formally known as the “Big Bend” of Florida.
Nature and Wildlife
Activities common in this area are include hunting, fishing, boating, bird watching, nature hiking and the like. Snorkeling spots are found in the rivers along the Nature Coast. Also diving and Manatee tours, predominate in areas such as Crystal River, Homosassa and Homosassa Springs.
The Nature Coast is home to wildlife like deer, wild pigs, roseate spoonbills, alligators, raccoon, opossums, snakes, great blue herons, egrets, turtles and countless others, including at least 19 endangered species.