Founded in the 1840s, Brooksville has a hilly historic downtown district with numerous antique shops. The west side of town is bisected by the Suncoast Trail, a 42-mile paved bike trail that starts in Tampa and parallels the Suncoast Parkway.
With development of the Coast to Coast Trail underway in this region, cyclists can also find their way into town via the Withlacoochee State Trail and the Good Neighbor Trail. Eventually, the two will connect and make Brooksville a major hub along the state-spanning bicycle path.
Outdoor Recreation Destinations
Biking, paddling, and even a bit of hiking were in the plans as we explored Florida’s Adventure Coast – Hernando County – for activities we could enjoy during warm weather.
Biking the Good Neighbor Trail
A morning of exploration allowed us to experience the not-quite-open-yet Good Neighbor Trail and its historic context during our visit to Brooksville this September.
The new 50 Hikes in Central Florida
We launched a new full-color edition of 50 Hikes in Central Florida at the National Trails Festival in Deland the first weekend of October. Take a peek inside.
Chinsegut’s Big Pines
Feeling small under the tall longleaf pines preserved at the base of Chinsegut Hill north of Brooksville
NEARBY: Bushnell, Crystal River, Dade City, Inverness, New Port Richey | PART OF: Florida’s Adventure Coast | Central Florida