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. 27 Fascinating Florida Towns at the End of the Road

    Apr 13, 24 09:58 AM

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    Florida end of road towns attract the nonconformist. One way in, one way out. Maybe this what appeals to writers like Ernest Hemingway and Randy Wayne White.

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  2. Jacksonville Day Trips Within 100 Miles Or Less

    Apr 12, 24 10:21 AM

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    These Jacksonville Florida day trips are within 100 miles of the city. You will learn about a variety of attractions and off the beaten path places to visit.

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  3. High Tides at Snack Jack | On The Beach Since 1947

    Apr 12, 24 12:55 AM

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    High Tides at Snack Jack in Flagler Beach is an oceanfront treasure you must visit.

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  4. 101 Favorite Florida Restaurants

    Apr 11, 24 06:46 PM

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    I have visited many Florida restaurants in my travels around the state. Here are reviews of some of them I've enjoyed the most.

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  5. Orlando Has World's Largest McDonalds

    Apr 11, 24 06:42 PM

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    Near International Drive, Orlando has the world's largest McDonald's Restaurant

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  6. Alabama Jack's: Fun Stop on Way to the Florida Keys

    Apr 11, 24 11:24 AM

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    Alabama Jack's is a waterfront bar and grill on Card Sound Road, one of two ways to reach the Florida Keys by car or bike.

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  7. Winter Haven, Florida: The Chain of Lakes City

    Apr 10, 24 10:01 AM

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    Winter Haven is known as "The Chain of Lakes City. It is a wonderful town to retire to or to stage your Florida vacation. Also the birthplace of Publix.

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  8. Lakeland, Florida - Sparkling Gem Among the Lakes

    Apr 10, 24 09:41 AM

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    Lakeland Florida was once known as the All American City. It still represents the best about Florida and the USA.

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  9. Havana, Florida - Charming Old Shade Tobacco Town

    Apr 08, 24 10:53 PM

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    Havana Florida is a historic north Florida town that specialized in shade tobacco

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  10. Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour: Favorite Attraction Since 1938

    Apr 08, 24 09:54 AM

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    The Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour has been entertaining and educating guests since 1938. It is a journey through beautiful lakes connected by canals.

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