Follow the Florida Mermaid Trail in Brooksville

A Mermaid Statue Above a Mural Honoring the Brooksville Fire Dept. Along the Florida Mermaid Trail. #FLMermaidTrail

Mermaids have entertained and enchanted visitors in Weekie Wachee Springs, Fla for decades. Now, spot them along the Florida Mermaid Trail in nearby historic Brooksville.

A Mermaid Statue Above a Mural Honoring the Brooksville Fire Dept. Along the Florida Mermaid Trail. #FLMermaidTrail
A Mermaid Statue Above a Mural Honoring the Brooksville Fire Dept. Along the Florida Mermaid Trail. #FLMermaidTrail

Spot 20 Small Mermaid Statues

The Florida Mermaid Trail consists of 20 small mermaid statues sprinkled throughout downtown. It’s a fun way to explore the historic city, visit shops and eateries, and admire art and architecture you may not have noticed before.

Looking for Mermaids in Brooksville? Don't Forget to Look Up! This One is on the Side of a Building. May 2020
Looking for Mermaids in Brooksville? Don’t Forget to Look Up! This One is on the Side of a Building. May 2020

There’s a map along and smart phone applications to follow. Walk the entire 2.2-mile trail and spot the 20 mermaids. Or, follow the 1.1-mile trail to view 10 mermaid statues. Of course, follow your own trail as I did because I did not have time to walk either trail. This means a return visit to see the other 17 I missed.

The Florida Mermaid Trail debuted Feb.29, 2020, before the president declared a national emergency. As Florida begins opening up and finding a new normal, this is a fun way to exercise while practicing social distancing.

A Mermaid Statue on a Step at the General Federation of Women's Club in Brooksville, Seen Along the Florida Mermaid Trail.
A Mermaid Statue on a Step at the General Federation of Women’s Club in Brooksville, Seen Along the Florida Mermaid Trail.

Learn More About the Florida Mermaid Trail in Brooksville, Fla.

You can begin the Florida Mermaid Trail anywhere in downtown Brooksville but it is recommended to do so at the Florida’s Adventure Coast Visitor Center (205 E. Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville, Fla. 34601). Learn more and download the map and smartphone apps FloridaMermaidTrail.com. Join in the fun and share your trail photos on social media with #FLMermaidTrail.

While visiting Brooksville, be sure to see the Weekie Wachee Mermaids.

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Jennifer A. Huber is the voice behind Solo Travel Girl. She's an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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