April 2021 News and Events
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OZELLO: END OF THE ROAD SEAFOOD TOWN
Ozello, Florida is on Florida's west coast between Crystal River and Homosassa. Although it is not incorporated, it is a tight knit little community of about 400 people.
Ozello is the general name for a series of small keys that are connected by a winding road known as The Ozello Trail. The trail is designated on the maps as Country Road 494, and extends west from US-19 south of Crystal River.
The Trail is a curvy road that meanders for 10 miles through the salt marshes to the furthermost point of Ozello. Motorcyclists and sports car enthusiasts love this lightly traveled paved road.
READ MORE ABOUT OZELLO
RECOMMENDED OZELLO RESTAURANT
PECK'S OLD PORT COVE139 North Ozello TrailCrystal River, FL 34429Tel: 352-795-2806
Peck's Old Port Cove has a Crystal River address but is actually in Ozello. The restaurant is near the end of the 10 mile long meandering road through the salt marshes.
This restaurant specializes in seafood, and is famous for the blue crabs and other saltwater specialties. Shrimp, catch of the day, oysters, lobsters, and more.
READ ABOUT PECK'S OLD PORT COVE
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April is still mostly cool, but it still gets hot all too often these days. Florida is open for business even during this pandemic, but most restaurants still require you to wear a mask when you go inside. Once you're inside, you can usually take off the mask. Servers and other restaurant staff wear masks and do a
good job cleaning up between customers. Everybody is doing their best.
HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FLORIDA EVENTS FOR APRIL:
FLORIDA WINERIES. Check the Florida winery nearest you. Many of them have wonderful weekend events that include music and wine tastings. Our site has information on 27 wineries scattered across the state. We plan to add even more when we have time to visit them.
FLORIDA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. We have an extensive list of Florida Tourist Attractions. Some of them are well known; other are a wonderful step back into Old Florida.
FLORIDA TOWNS. We have profiles and histories on hundreds of Florida towns and cities.
FLORIDA FESTIVALS. There are several outside events this time of year. Among these are outdoor art festivals and folk and bluegrass music festivals.
BEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA. Almost anything you decide to do in Florida can be enhanced by spending some quality time at a great beach, and best beaches in Florida will guide you in the right direction.
FLORIDA DAY TRIPS BY LOCATION. Hundreds of destinations within one hundred miles of eight major Florida cities.
FLORIDA DAY TRIPS BY THEME OF INTEREST. Many people like to take day trips to destinations that reflect their interests.
FLORIDA ROAD TRIPS. Hundreds of recommended road trips with maps that let you explore all regions of the state.
FLORIDA NOSTALGIA. Hundreds of historic postcards, citrus crate labels, lost tourist attractions, articles about once popular but now long gone restaurants and more. For lovers of what used to be not so long ago.
FLORIDA AUTHORS. Any time is a good time to read a book by a Florida author. Our most visited author pages are those of Randy Wayne White, the creator of adventurous marine biologist Doc Ford, Tim Dorsey and his unlikely protagonist, serial killer Serge Storms, and Robert N. Macomber, and his historical novels featuring Captain Peter Wake of the U.S. Navy.
Here is a useful link that will tell you what is going on this month
virtually everywhere in Florida.FLORIDA FESTIVALS AND OTHER EVENTS FOR APRIL 2021
Information on the towns and places hosting these events, or near them, including lodging, can be found at our web page "Florida Towns."
A few events are cancelled on very short notice. I do my best to ensure that our information is correct and current, but I recommend you call before leaving for the event to make sure it's still on.
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