The Florida Mermaid Trail

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A free scavenger hunt-meets-walking tour, The Florida Mermaid Trail offers fin-tastic fun for all ages in historic downtown Brooksville.

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Whether you’re a local or a visitor, the Florida Mermaid Trail in Brooksville is a must-do exploration that offers a chance to discover hidden gems, learn about the region’s history, and appreciate its charming beauty.

Share your adventure with us on social media using the hashtag #FLMermaidTrail, and let your adventures begin!

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What is The Florida Mermaid Trail?

The Florida Mermaid Trail is a unique walking tour that showcases the rich cultural history and natural beauty of downtown Brooksville on Florida’s Adventure Coast.

As you explore the city while following the clues, you’ll spot many bronze mermaid sculptures hidden at various points of interest along the way. There are 32 of the beauties hidden about the city. Locating them all is a fun and mer-mazing scavenger hunt!

Pick up your map at the Brooksville Welcome Center at 205 E. Ft. Dade Avenue, or download a copy from the website and begin your search.

Choose the 2.2-mile adventure of the purple route to find them all, or if you’re short on time, try out the 1.1-mile shorter route. Either way, you’ll enjoy the sites of beautiful, historic Brooksville as you wander over brick-paved streets, past charming shops and delightful cafes.

The mermaids are missing! Will you be able to find them with a walking tour of Historic Downtown Brooksville on Florida’s Adventure Coast?

The famed mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs have been luring guests from across the globe for over seven decades. Legend has it that some of the famous mermaids have ventured outside the pristine waters of Weeki Wachee, to visit the historic city of Brooksville. And now, they have fallen in love with the place!

Each of these little mermaids has selected her own special spot to call home. Some chose their spot for the view – others for the architecture – others for the important events that took place there. But now that each mermaid has found their favorite location, they have totally lost track of the others.

How can they possibly find one another again? You are needed to embark on a fun scavenger hunt and find these elusive creatures, the sirens of the spring. With a keen eye and an adventurous spirit, you can locate these mystical aquatic creatures in the historic city of Brooksville, Florida. Locating these legendary sirens is a fun and mer-mazing scavenger hunt for the entire family.

Enjoy a Paperless Journey

For a paperless journey, download the Brooksville Main Street-sponsored app, Distrx. It not only houses the digital version of the Florida Mermaid Trail map with exclusive audio clues, but it also connects you to our downtown Brooksville shopping, dining and professional services.

As a mobile user, as you enter the downtown Brooksville district, you will receive a welcome greeting, and the app opens to reveal everything you as a visitor wants to know about the community, including Brooksville Main Street events, parking locations, local attractions, a map and a business directory.

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The Annual Florida Mermaid Trail Festival

Don’t forget to make plans for the Mermaid Trail Festival coming in April 2024.

Enjoy craft vendors with lots of mermaid goodies, a Mermaid Costume Contest with categories for adults, children and pets, and be the first to learn the new locations for mermaids being added to the trail!

This free, family-friendly festival features all-things-mermaid including live mermaids, games, activities, local artists and vendors, food trucks, and more!

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Share your adventure with us on social media using the hashtag #FLMermaidTrail.