"North of Tampa Bay Wetlands" Weeki Wachee by atufft
Weeki Wachee Travel Guide: 30 reviews and 126 photos
This Hernando County town supposedly has a population of 12, but within the area of the Weeki Wachee Springs Park and Preserve, there are obviously a lot more residents crowded around some freshwater bayous that feed in to the Gulf of Mexico, about an hour's driving time north of Tampa Bay. The original "town" centers on a 1940's era theme park featuring the Weeki Wachee Mermaids. While the theme park still thrives, the real "mermaids" are the manatee that inhabit this fresh water wetland area. Although not all visitors can expect to see this wonderful "sea cows", I was fortunate to spot a group of them during a boat ride with a friend and resident of the area. The image here shows his boat.
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