Rich with natural beauty, Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville – Weeki Wachee is Nature’s Place to Play. Bordered on the west by the Gulf of Mexico and the east by the Withlacoochee River, you’ll find scenic rolling hills, spectacular parks and waterways, some of the best paved bike trails in Florida and 10 locations along the Great Florida Birding Trail.
Just 45 minutes north of Tampa and 96 kilometers west of Orlando, Florida’s Adventure Coast is situated in the geographic center of the state and easily accessible from major highways. Here, just off the beaten path, is welcoming Southern charm, a relaxing pace and adventures ranging from mild to wild.
Parks and waterways offer access to some of the best fresh and saltwater fishing on Florida’s west coast, including the chance to catch snook, cobia, redfish, tarpon and grouper, as well as head out on an exceptional scalloping tour every summer.
Well-designed golf courses challenge all skill levels. A network of biking, hiking and horse trails winds through forests, and sightings of rare local and migratory birds are frequent. Other types of wildlife live throughout park and conservation lands such as Florida black bears, bobcats, turkeys, wild hogs, white tailed deer, coyotes and gopher tortoises. Often visible just off shore are manatee, dolphin and sea otters.
Lodging choices range from campgrounds and RV parks to conveniently located national hotel chains. Local eateries offer fresh seafood and award-winning Southern cuisine. Historic Brooksville’s museums and oak-canopied streets offer a glimpse of yesteryear, while the famous Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaids entertain seven days a week.
With adventures on water and land, culture, family entertainment, great dining and sightseeing, Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville – Weeki Wachee is Nature’s Place to Play.