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Snowbirds

Are Snowbirds Grounded This Winter?

Flying into town on the warm breezes Zephyrhills is known for, “snowbirds” typically begin to arrive in the city in October and roost until April. But will they still flock to Zephyrhills in 2020? Snowbirds are seasonal travelers, most often retirees, who migrate from northern climates to warmer locales, and Zephyrhills tops that list of preferred places. As the “snowbird capital of Florida,” the city’s winter population more than doubles during a typical year, exceeding 50,000 residents by the middle of January. But, with the COVID-19 pandemic, this year is anything but normal, and snowbirds normally headed to Zephyrhills might have to reroute. As the pandemic continues, many snowbirds are canceling their winter travels south. The Canada-U.S. border is closed to [...]

Camping

When You Camp in Zephyrhills, You Can Experience History

With its great weather and scenic landscapes, it’s no secret that Florida is a favorite destination for RVers and campers! In fact, the state as a long history of camping, and Zephyrhills is right in the center of it. At The Oaks of Zephyrhills, an age-restricted RV community, we love celebrating the history behind camping and have the resources you need as you plan your next trip. Did you know that camping in Florida can be traced back 12,000 years ago? At that time, Paleo-Indians made their campsites by watering holes or natural springs (much like the springs that have made the town of Zephyrhills a house-hold name!) Later, the native Timucua camped in Northeast and North Central Florida in [...]