Spanish moss tumbles down from the cypress and cedar trees along the Steinhatchee River and egrets coast over the placid water. Hundreds of miles of moss-draped country roads and bike trails invite contemplative drives and adventurous explorations.

The city of Steinhatchee is a complacent fishing community that has retained its pristine natural surroundings and serenity for over a century. The Steinhatchee River is renowned for its surplus of trout and redfish, as the river’s uncongested waters challenge the most skilled anglers. The river also has a deep water port adequate for larger vessels and off-shore fishing excursions.

Recreational scalloping is in season during the summer and Steinhatchee reigns as bay scallop capital. Scallop charters are easy to find and many restaurants will prepare your catch.

Canoeing on the small Steinhatchee River, hiking trails, hilly biking, surrounding small beach towns, and friendly and flavorful seafood restaurants provide sightseeing rewards.

Steinhatchee combines the ambiance of the 19th century with the conveniences of the 20th. Victorian waterfront homes line the shores and footpaths and gardens sequester the surroundings. Steinhatchee is often referred to as “The Best Kept Secret in Florida.”