Scenic Driving Florida  by Jan Annino Godown

Scenic Driving Florida Guide Book

by Jan Annino Godown (Falcon Guides)
Scenic Driving Florida  by Jan Annino Godown
Pack up the car and enjoy twenty-nine drives through the pine forests, citrus groves, salt marshes, and fishing villages of Florida. This indispensable mile-by-mile highway companion maps out one- and two-day trips that will help you discover the Sunshine State’s early American history, outdoor recreational activities, and breathtaking scenery. Travel the highways and back roads of this diverse area, from the red hills, shorebird colonies, and cottage villages in the Panhandle to the mangrove islands, subtropical jungles, and Native American sites farther south. Whether you explore the Wesley Mansion at Eden State Gardens, view wildlife at Kissimmee Prairie, or sit in a lunar rover at Kennedy Space Center, this guide will show you the way. Inside you’ll find: individual itineraries from 1.5 miles to 80 miles in length; in-depth descriptions of attractions along the way; maps outlining each drive; and optional side trips to museums, parks, and landmarks.

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Trails from the "Scenic Driving Florida" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 29.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 29.

A 1.5-mile turn around a lake and park slope, site of the famed Winter Chautauqua Assembly. Nearly fifty Victorian-era buildings, including three-story wood mansions, ring the lake. This is one scenic ...
DeFuniak Springs, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 1.5
This 23-mile coastal Panhandle drive begins at a former Native American village that later became a cotton plantation port. The drive climbs across two bridge and causeway systems over sparkling marin ...
Apalachicola, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 23
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This drive, the book’s first coastal meander, covers about 15 miles of bay and gulf shore in Florida’s Panhandle. Special features: Choctawhatchee Bay; Grayton Beach village; Grayton Beach State R ...
Santa Rosa Beach, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 15
An 80-mile, paved, round-trip meander within famed Everglades National Park. The drive winds south past pinewoods, sawgrass prairie, and tropical hardwood hammocks, into mangrove swamp and coastal pra ...
Florida City, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 80
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This drive midway down Florida’s east coast is a 15-mile route through the saltwater lagoon marsh of a federal refuge that shelters thousands of birds in winter. The drive visits towering 30-foot du ...
Titusville, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 15
This out-of-the-way trip is a 10-mile meander through red hills in the far northwest of Florida. The drive rolls through the longleaf pine–wiregrass habitat that Florida shares with neighboring Alabam ...
Holt, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 10
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This 41.5-mile drive begins just outside an 1840s island seaport where naturalist John Muir ended his noted 1,000-mile walk to the Gulf of Mexico. The drive then takes a remote back route through a na ...
Cedar Key, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 41.5
This 15-mile inland drive in north-central Florida, north of Ocala and southeast of Gainesville, visits the community of Cross Creek and the home of a Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the 1930s. The d ...
Island Grove, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 15
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A 20-mile drive through rolling hills of farmland, horse pastures, and hardwood forest leading from a sinkhole you can climb into to the country retreat of High Springs, a former railroad village. Thi ...
Gainesville, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 20
This 30-mile drive on two-lane paved road explores a coastal zone that stretches from river to lake to ocean. It contains some of the last towering dunes on the northeastern Florida coast. The drive v ...
Saint Augustine, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 30
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A 33-mile round-trip through tended pasture, wet prairie, and dry savannah. The region is a former Seminole and Miccosukee Indian stronghold, and the park contains the site of a former U.S. military o ...
Lake Wales, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 33
A 52.5-mile rural drive through pinewoods to a remote coastal mud flat and marsh preserve, and to an inland river region known for saltwater and freshwater fishing, hunting, and abundant wildlife. Thi ...
Steinhatchee, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 52.5
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This 18-mile drive in southwestern Florida takes you into a river marsh system, to oak and palm forests, vast prairie, and two rural lakes within one of Florida’s largest state parks, with opportunity ...
Sarasota, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 18
This 20-mile drive begins at one of the largest springs in the world, continues through pine forest to nearby St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, then follows the refuge’s 7-mile wildlife drive past p ...
Wakulla Springs, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 20
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This 45-mile round-trip drive into the middle of Florida’s Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp introduces these important Florida ecosystems, as well as the Seminole Tribe, with its indomitable spirit an ...
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 45
This 68-mile drive begins in Eastpoint, a coastal center for oyster and seafood processing, then proceeds inland to Fort Gadsden Historic Site, and returns to Eastpoint, taking in a few miles of shelt ...
Eastpoint, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 68
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An 11-mile paved scenic Pensacola neighborhood drive skimming red bluffs in Florida’s Panhandle. Expect sweeping glimpses of a wide open 1500s-era Spanish bay, with scenic pull-overs in a historic Nor ...
Pensacola, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 11
This 48.5-mile drive in northern Florida and southwestern Georgia begins in the village of Havana, known for its antiques district, before ambling up and down the region’s red clay hills through farm ...
Havana, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 48.5
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This 14-mile drive bisects a narrow finger of land, bordered on one side by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the other side by the sheltered Mosquito Lagoon marsh and islands. The drive dead-ends at an unde ...
New Smyrna Beach, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 14
A 60-mile round-trip drive straight into the wet sawgrass prairie of the Everglades along the Tamiami Trail, beginning about 10 miles west of Miami. The drive crosses the famous flat prairie known as ...
Miami, FL - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 60
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