FLORIDA BACK ROADS TRAVEL
OFF THE BEATEN PATH

BY  Mike Miller Updated January 6, 2024

The rapid population growth and unchecked development of the past half century have left us long time Floridians saddened for the Florida we have lost. 

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Our state seems to be changing faster every year. We remember the way it was and wish it were still the same.  Since that can never be, we created this website to help you find off the beaten path places that still have that “Old Florida” feeling. 

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  1. Alligator Alley. A Road Trip Across The Everglades

    May 29, 24 08:12 PM

    Alligator Alley Map
    Alligator Alley is an east-west extension of I-75 that runs from Naples to Fort Lauderdale.

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  2. Gary's Duck Inn: Orlando Seafood Tradition 1945-1994

    May 28, 24 06:14 PM

    Gary's Duck Inn Vintage Postcard 2
    Gary's Duck Inn in Orlando specialized in seafood. It operated from 1945 until 1994 and inspired the Red Lobster chain.

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  3. The Ancient Spanish Monastery: Oldest Building in Florida

    May 28, 24 05:58 PM

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    The Ancient Spanish Monastery in North Miami Beach is Florida's oldest European structure. It has an interesting story behind that claim.

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  4. Hard Rock Resorts and Casinos in Florida

    May 26, 24 01:13 PM

    Vintage Gambling Cartoon by Crosby DeMoss
    Hard Rock resorts and casinos are located in Tampa and Hollywood.

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  5. Florida Folk Festival: Memorial Day Weekend Tradition

    May 24, 24 02:30 PM

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    The Florida Folk Festival is a huge event that is a must see for Florida history and music lovers. Memorial Day Weekend.

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  6. 9 National Cemeteries in Florida: Lest We Forget

    May 24, 24 09:49 AM

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    There are 9 National Cemeteries in Florida

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  7. Jacksonville, Florida: Busy City on the St. Johns River

    May 23, 24 01:00 PM

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    Jacksonville, Florida: Discover the largest city's top attractions and things to do, history and culture, dining spots, lodging, and real estate listings.

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  8. Chipley, Florida. Showcase of Small Town Old Florida

    May 23, 24 11:55 AM

    Chipley Florida Postcard
    Chipley, Florida is in the panhandle between Pensacola and Tallahassee. It is one of ht nicest small towns in this part of the state.

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  9. Aunt Catfish's on the River in Port Orange

    May 23, 24 11:54 AM

    Aunt Catfishs River View
    Aunt Catfish's in Port Orange is on the river and has been a favorite for years.

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  10. Madison, Florida: Historic North Florida Town

    May 22, 24 10:04 AM

    Madison Wardlaw Smith House 2019
    Madison Florida was founded by cotton planters in 1838. It is one of the oldest and most charming little towns in Florida.

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