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Florida's Most Scenic and Roads and Byways


A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway

Paralleling a coastal barrier island and the Atlantic coast, the 72-mile byway offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and includes important sites in Florida history such as the Colonial Spanish Quarter, Fort Matanzas, Castillo de San Marcos, and Fort Mose. The byway passes through Saint Augustine, the nation's oldest continually occupied European settlement. Recreational visitors traveling the byway can enjoy swimming, fishing, and wildlife viewing, including the Florida Birding Trail.

Start and Endpoint: Begins at the Duval/Saint Johns County boundary line near Ponte Vedra Beach and continues south along State Road A1A until its terminus at the Flagler/Volusia County Line south of Flagler Beach.

For further information, contact: A1A Scenic and Historic Byway Committee

Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway

The 150-mile byway meanders through three national wildlife refuges, several state and local parks and sanctuaries, and the Kennedy Space Center. Recreational opportunities along the byway include swimming, surfing, sailing, boating, fishing, bird-watching, hiking, and biking. The Indian River Lagoon is the most biologically diverse estuary in North America, home to more than 4,000 species of plants and animals.

Start and Endpoint: Runs along Florida's Atlantic Coast from the Canaveral National Seashore near Titusville south to Wabasso. It includes portions of A1A, US 1, SR 3, and SR 405.

For further information, contact: Indian River County Chamber of Commerce

Tamiami Trail Scenic Highway

The 49.5-mile byway features scenic Florida landscapes with excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing, from alligators to birds. Tracts of public land along the route include Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, and the Fakahatchee and Collier-Seminole state parks.

Start and Endpoint: Runs east/west along US 41 from Naples to Miami, Florida.

For further information, contact: Everglades Area Chamber of Commerce

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