Hernando County, Florida

Hernando County is a county located on the west-central coast of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 172,778. Its county seat is Brooksville. The county is named after the Spanish explorer, Hernando DeSoto.  Around 1840, Fort DeSoto was established in present-day Hernando County in the northeast edge of present-day Brooksville to protect settlers in the area from Native Americans. Fort DeSoto became a small community center, trading post, and way station on the route to Tampa and subsequently attracted settlers who grew the area to its current size. Weeki Wachee Springs is a natural tourist attraction located in Weeki Wachee, Florida, where spectators can view underwater performances by “mermaids.” These are women wearing fish tails and other fanciful outfits in an aquarium-like setting in the spring of the Weeki Wachee River.

Bicycle Trails

Withlacoochee State Trail
Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee
Trail length: 46 miles
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Florida Coast to Coast Trail
Official Ribbon Cutting of Coast to Coast Trail
Trail length: 250 miles
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Bicycle-Related Businesses

Trek Spring Hill
13071 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613
(352) 293-2603
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Florida’s Adventure Coast
205 E. Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville FL, 34601
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Crank Works Bicycles
20070 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601
(352) 593-4176
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Brooksville Bicycle
1110 West Jefferson Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601
(352) 799 - 7607
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