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Scenic and natural Florida

By Wayne Lazarus on December 16th, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

The Big Bend Scenic Byway was added to the list of National Scenic Byways last year. This 220-mile drive takes you along the northern edge of Florida’s part of the Gulf of Mexico, from Tallahassee to Apalachicola. It is divided into a coastal trail and forest trails.

cypressOn the western side, Highway 65 takes you almost 50 miles through the Apalachicola National Forest and Tate’s Hell State Forest. What may look like endless acres of piney woods is home to numerous rare and endangered species of both plants and animals. It also looks very much the way it has for generations — with few houses and only a small local store or two along the way. (And no gas stations! Cell phone service is limited as well.)

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