April in Sims Park, New Port Richey, Florida

Withlacoochee River: The name “Withlacoochee” is derived from one of Florida’s Native American tribes, the Creek.  It means “Little Big Water”, which makes sense as both floods and droughts have caused the water levels to rise or drop many times over its history.  Another meaning is “crooked river”, which accurately describes the twists and turns it makes on its way towards the Gulf of Mexico.

Close to my home is a wondeful small town, New Port Richey, Florida. I’ve shared photos taken in New Port Richey before. Sims Park has been featured in several posts. Last week I stopped by the park early one morning. It was a beautiful spring day with blue skies, mild temperatures, and low humidity. These days are gold because summer in Florida is really hot and humid.

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Sims Park On The Pithlachascotee River

Sims Park is in New Port Richy, Florida, a suburban town on the west coast of Florida NW of Tampa

 

 

Last week we took a drive through downtown New Port Richey. Today let’s stop and take a look at Sims Park on the Pithlachascotee River and Orange Lake. During normal times, there are festivals, concerts, and events in the park on the river throughout the year. Just not this year. Read More

A Beautiful Day at James E. Grey Preserve

James E Grey Preserve

6938 Plathe Rd, New Port Richey, FL  (727) 841-4560

 

James E. Grey Preserve is an amazing treasure in New Port Richey. Quiet, peaceful, and so old Florida, it is an 80-acre riverfront preserve offering many birds & other wildlife, 2 miles of trails & a playground. This City of New Port Richey park is quiet and very pretty. I saw plenty of pretty birds, gopher tortoises and turtles in the river.

 

 

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