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

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.

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A Nighttime Walk with Chinsegut Conservation Center in Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area, March 2019.
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Florida Travel: A Walk in the Dark at Chinsegut Conservation Center in Brooksville

Hear all the creatures who chirp, squawk, and bark in the dark during a nighthike at the Chinsegut Conservation Center in Brooksville.

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Stepping into The Olive Grove in Brooksville, Fla.
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Florida Travel: Learning and Playing in The Olive Grove in Brooksville

When Dede and Cambren Davis visited Italy about a decade ago, they were inspired to plant an organic olive orchard today, they own The Olive Grove in Brooksville.

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Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Weeki Wachee, Fla., Sept. 2018
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Florida Travel: Spending Time with Weeki Wachee’s Mermaids

Are mermaids only found in fantasies or do they exist? About an hour’s drive north of Tampa is the city of Weeki Wachee and home to Weeki Wachee Springs where mermaids gracefully perform and delight visitors. The city was incorporated in 1966 and as of the 2010 census, the population is 12 residents. Robyn Anderson, the Weeki Wachee’s mayor, is a former mermaid and the municipality calls itself “the only city of live mermaids.”

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Wild Buck Whiskey, Mermaid Rum, and Ryes and Shine Moonshine Distilled by NJoy Spirit's Distillery in Brooksville, Fla.
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Brooksville’s Distillery in the Wilds of Florida

I gasped as I watched Natalie Joy Goff of NJoy Spirit’s Distillery pour a small amount of Wild Buck Whiskey on the palm of her hand and with both hands, she rubbed it into her skin, almost as if she was trying to moisturize them with lotion. It wasn’t necessarily the act of her pouring it into her hands that shocked me, because it’s the first time I’ve seen someone do this, it’s because a bottle is $60 and in my world that’s a lot of money.

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