Scenic Driving Florida : Your Indispensable Highway Companion

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2010-01-06
  • Publisher: GPP Travel
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Pack up the car and enjoy nearly thirty 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 to 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 the way. Itineraries ranging from 20 to more than 200 miles in length. Route map for each drive In-depth descriptions of attractions Optional side trips to museums, parks, and landmarks Tips on lodging, camping, dining, travel services, and best driving seasons

Author Biography

Jan Annino Godown is the author of Florida’s Famous Animals (Globe Pequot) and of articles, editorials, columns, and feature stories that have appeared in major newspapers in northern Florida and beyond, including the Chicago Tribune and Philadelphia Inquirer. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

Table of Contents

Locator Mapp. vi
Map Legendp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: A Florida Primerp. xi
The Scenic Drives
Red Bluffs above Escambia Bay: Bayou Texar to East Pensacota Heights to 1-10p. 1
Canoe Capital: Blackwater River Regionp. 7
A Charmed Victorian Circle: Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springsp. 12
Bay Delta, Gulf Villages, and Drifting Dunes: Choctawhatchee Bay to Eden State Gardensp. 18
Apalachicola Bay Ramble: Apalachicola to St. George Island State Parkp. 25
Oyster Coast and Forest Pines: Eastpoint to Fort Gadsden Historic Sitep. 33
Mysteries of Strange Waters: Wakulla Springs State Park to St. Marks National Wildlife Refugep. 39
Red Hills at the Roof of the State: Havana to Thomasville to Tallahasseep. 47
The Canopy Roads: Pisgah Church Road to Lake Miccosukee to Monticellop. 54
Magnificent Mud Flats and Marsh Coast: Scenic Road 361 to Steinhatcheep. 60
Suwannee River Ramble: White Springs to Suwannee River State Parkp. 67
The Forest of Civil War History: Olustee Battlefield Loopp. 72
The Sea Islands: Kingsley Plantation to Fernandina Beachp. 78
Guana River Marsh and Ocean Dunes: St. Augustine to Guana River Reservep. 86
Down to Earth: Gainesville to High Springsp. 91
Crossing Creeks and Prairie: Island Grove to Paynes Prairie to Micanopyp. 97
Cedar Islands Coast and Manatee Springs Waterland: Cedar Key to Manatee Springs State Parkp. 103
The Forest of Florida Scrub: Volusia to Alexander Springs to Wildcat Lakep. 111
The Tomoka Region: Ormond Beach to Flagler Beachp. 118
Sea Turtle Shelter at Turtle Mound: New Smyrna Beach to Canaveral National Seashorep. 124
Birdland on the Atlantic Coast: Titusville to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Canaveral National Seashorep. 131
Myakka River and Marsh: Sarasota to Myakka River State Parkp. 137
Kissimmee Prairie and Cow Hunters' Camp: Lake Wales to Lake Kissimmee State Parkp. 142
Wild River and Wild Ocean: Jupiter to Stuartp. 147
American Indian Everglades: Snake Road to the Seminole Tribep. 154
Beyond the River of Grass to Mangrove Coast: Everglades National Park East Entrance to Flamingop. 158
Shark Valley Birdland: Tamiami Trail to Miccosukee Cultural Centerp. 168
Ten Thousand Islands of Everglades National Park: Carnestown to Chokoloskeep. 174
The Shell Islands of Stilt Birds and Tarpon: Punta Rassa to Captiva Islandp. 182
More Informationp. 189
Agencies and Organizationsp. 206
Additional Readingp. 209
Indexp. 212
About the Authorp. 219
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