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FLORIDA DAY TRIPS & SCENIC DRIVES
Fun, Culture & Heritage Off the Beaten Path

You will discover the most pleasant and relaxing way to travel in Florida is on the back roads. This website shows you everything you need to know about the roads less traveled.

Millions of people visit Florida every year and never see it. Creeping along on the Interstates or Turnpike, their scenic view is limited to billboards on both sides promoting theme parks, adult stores, souvenirs, and smiling personal injury lawyers.

Every interchange seems to have the same gas stations, chain restaurants, and tourist traps.  It's boring to say the least. 

Old Florida - Off the Beaten Path

These travelers miss the other Florida: the serene place of natural wonders, historic sites, and towns that have escaped the frantic growth.  That takes a bit more time and a guide such as Florida Backroads Travel.

This website guides you along the less traveled roads that were here before the super highways.  There are hundred of maps with scenic drives in all geographical regions of the state.

You will discover small towns and their histories,  festivals, wineries, historic sites, beaches, parks, restaurants and authentic old Florida lodging places.

The links in the left navigation column will get you started on your Florida adventures.  Have fun in the Old Florida you will discover on the roads less traveled.


Recent Articles

  1. Big Cypress Loop Road: Everglades, Beautiful Women and Ghosts

    Aug 20, 18 10:56 AM

    Big Cypress Loop Road is about halfway between Naples and Miami. It is in the heart of the Everglades and has a storied history of characters, including Lucky Cole, Everglades Photographer.

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  2. Central West Florida Fish Camps: Authentic Old Florida

    Aug 19, 18 07:35 PM

    Central West Florida fish camps preserve authentic Old Florida and in some cases have lodging.

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  3. Southeast Florida Fish Camps: Authentic Old Florida

    Aug 19, 18 01:44 PM

    Southeast Florida fish camps preserve authentic Old Florida and in some cases have lodging.

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  4. Florida Day Trips: Scenic Drives Off the Beaten Path

    Aug 16, 18 02:26 PM

    Florida day trips are the most popular feature of Florida-Backroads-Travel.com. Maps of scenic routes and places to visit.

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  5. Arcadia, Florida: Cowboys, Rodeos, and Watermelons

    Aug 12, 18 11:28 AM

    Arcadia, Florida is an Old Florida town in DeSoto County. It is in the heart of cattle country, but grows plenty of citrus and watermelons too.

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  6. Florida Lighthouses Make Enlightening Day Trips

    Aug 10, 18 02:15 PM

    Florida lighthouses are typically on the coast and beautiful to see. Some of them are open to the public.

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  7. Road Trips on the North-South Highways Through Old & New Florida

    Aug 08, 18 10:18 AM

    Florida road trips on the five major north-south highways that were here before the interstates.

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  8. Gainesville Florida Day Trips: 100 Miles or Less

    Aug 07, 18 03:44 PM

    Gainesville Florida day trips within 100 miles or less

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  9. Chain of Lakes Boat Club: Fun on Florida's Harris Chain

    Aug 07, 18 03:41 PM

    Chain of Lakes Boat Club is an equity club. It's members own shares in the club that entitle them to use any of the power and sailboats in their sizable fleet.

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  10. Leesburg, Florida. Not Named for Confederate General

    Aug 07, 18 03:04 PM

    Leesburg, Florida is located in central Florida on the Harris Chain of Lakes. It has a population of about 16,000.

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WEBSITE AUTHOR

Mike Miller has lived in Florida since 1960. He graduated as a civil engineer from the University of Florida and has lived and worked in most areas of the state.  He has a love of Old Florida that is reflected in the pages of this website. Mike is the author of 18 separate Florida travel books that can be previewed or purchased at Amazon.

Mike has logged more than 2,000,000 miles in a variety of vehicles on the Florida back roads


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