FLORIDA BACK ROADS TRAVEL BLOG

By  Mike Miller 

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Aug 15, 2022

Six Gun Territory Popular Before Walt Disney World

Six Gun Territory in Ocala, Florida, was a very popular attraction in the days before Walt Disney World.

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Aug 15, 2022

Boca Grande, Florida: Peace and Quiet at the End of the Road

Boca Grande is a quaint village on Gasparilla Island that attracts people who like peace and quiet.

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Aug 15, 2022

10 Safest Florida Cities From Hurricanes

10 safest Florida cities from hurricanes are mostly inland.

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Aug 14, 2022

Alva, Florida: A Quiet Town on the Caloosahatchee River

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

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Aug 14, 2022

Dunnellon, Florida | Old Boom Town on Rainbow River

Dunnellon, Florida has about 1,878 people and is located about 25 miles southwest of Ocala.

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Aug 14, 2022

Melbourne Florida: On the Space Coast and Indian River

Melbourne, Florida is a small city on the Indian River Lagoon in Central East Florida. It was named after Melbourne, Australia.

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Aug 14, 2022

Interlachen,Florida. Town Between the Lakes

Interlachen, Florida is a small Northeast Florida town that developed as a agricultural and tourism center.

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Aug 14, 2022

History of Key West, Florida. Conchs, Cubans, and Cigars

Key West, Florida, both town and island, was originally called Cayo Hueso by the Spanish

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Aug 13, 2022

Winter Haven, Florida: The Chain of Lakes City

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

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Aug 13, 2022

Indialantic, Florida: Between Indian River and Atlantic Ocean

Indialantic, Florida is located on the barrier island between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Aug 13, 2022

Steinhatchee, Florida. Scallops, Fishing and Small Town Charm

Steinhatchee Florida is an Old Florida fishing village at the end of the road about 1.5 hours by car west of Gainesville.

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Aug 12, 2022

A Land Remembered: Beloved Florida Historical Novel

"A Land Remembered" is a bestseller by Patrick Smith that tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys.

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Aug 12, 2022

Port St Joe, Florida: Former Paper Mill Town Reinvents Itself

Port St Joe, Florida has beautiful beaches that Dr. Beach ranked as one of the best in the world.per mill.

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Aug 12, 2022

Micanopy, Florida: Historic Village Named for Seminole Chief

Micanopy is a village south of Gainesville with nice antique shops and restaurants. The town is a historic district.

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Aug 12, 2022

Marianna: Historic Town in Northwest Florida

Marianna is one of the oldest towns in Florida. Founded in 1827, it was the center of Florida's plantation economy.

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Aug 12, 2022

Penney Farms, Florida: The Visionary Plan of J.C. Penney

Penney Farms is located between Green Cove Springs and Starke on SR-16. It was developed by department store tycoon J. C. Penny.

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Aug 11, 2022

High Tides at Snack Jack | On The Beach Since 1947

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

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Aug 11, 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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Aug 11, 2022

14 Florida Road Trips on East-West Highways

Florida road trips on the fourteen major east-west highways that were here before the interstates.

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Aug 11, 2022

Rockledge, Florida - Oldest City in Brevard County

Rockledge was founded in 1887 and is named for the ledges of coquina rock that line the shores of the Indian River here.

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