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Dec 05, 2022

Clermont Was the Citrus Capital of Old Florida

Clermont Florida is on the central Florida ridge about 22 miles west of Orlando. It was the center of the citrus industry for years.

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Dec 05, 2022

Marineland, Florida Began in 1938 as a Movie Studio

Marineland Florida is now an educational facility where you can swim with dolphins.

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Dec 05, 2022

23 Old Florida Towns on State Road 20: Niceville to Flagler Beach

Old Florida towns along State Road 20 include Niceville, Blounstown, and others.

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Dec 04, 2022

Mayport, Florida: Old Fishing Village, Car Ferry, Naval Base

Mayport, Florida is an old fishing village on the St Johns River at the Atlantic Ocean

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Dec 04, 2022

Branch Ranch Dining Room: Plant City Favorite Is Missed

Branch Ranch was a popular restaurant that grew out of a farmhouse dining room. It fed many thousands of people during its life from 1956-2006.

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Dec 04, 2022

Alva, Florida: A Quiet Town on the Caloosahatchee River

Alva Florida: watch the Caloosahatchee River flow by from a pretty little town

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Dec 03, 2022

Bok Tower Gardens: Serene National Historic Landmark

Bok Tower Gardens is one of the most serene Florida tourist attractions. This oasis of quiet beauty is only an hour south of Orlando.

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Dec 03, 2022

Old Florida Towns Coast to Coast on State Road 60

Florida State Road 60 crosses the state from Clearwater Beach to Vero Beach. Many old historic towns along the way and a lot of Old Florida.

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Dec 03, 2022

Kenansville, Florida and Henry Flagler's Divorce

Kenansville, Florida is on US-441 between Holopaw and Yeehaw Junction. Here is the story of how it was named.

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Dec 02, 2022

History of Jacksonville, Florida on the St. Johns River

The history of Jacksonville, Florida predates the Civil War. The city was almost destroyed by fire.

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Dec 02, 2022

Webster Flea Markets: Only on Monday

The Webster flea markets and farmer's market make for an interesting trip to browse and shop. Open Monday.

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Dec 02, 2022

Winterfest Boat Parade: A Fort Lauderdale Christmas Tradition

The Winterfest Boat Parade is an annual tradition that has been held in Fort Lauderdale every December since 1970.

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Dec 02, 2022

12 Florida Day Trips: Botanical Gardens, Flowers, and Trees

Florida’s mild to tropical climate makes it ideal for growing a large variety of plants.

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Dec 02, 2022

Winter Garden Florida: Quaint Town On West Orange Trail

Winter Garden is a historic central Florida town west of Orlando on the south shore of Lake Apopka.

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Dec 01, 2022

Cafe Margaux: Fine Dining in Cocoa Village

When I'm visiting Cocoa Village, I always try to have lunch or dinner here.

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Dec 01, 2022

Seaside, Florida: Prototype of New Urbanism

Seaside Florida is a lovely place to visit, but expensive to live in. It is the first example of New Urbanism.

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Dec 01, 2022

Safety Harbor, Florida: Where The Healing Waters Flow

Safety Harbor is on the far northwestern shore of Tampa Bay. It is a tranquil spot.

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Dec 01, 2022

Coral Gables Florida: Conceived and Built By A Poet

Coral Gables Florida is one of America's first master planned cities. The efforts to preserve its beauty have been very successful.

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Nov 30, 2022

Cocoa, Florida | From Civil War to Space Age

Cocoa Florida is in the heart of Brevard County. It is on the Indian River Lagoon and close to Kennedy Space Center.

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Nov 30, 2022

Florida Back Roads Travel Site Map

Florida Back Roads Travel site map shows all of the website pages so you can find your way around.

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