Florida's wilderness is hidden and mysterious. The lush landscape covering the waterways and forests around the big bend is one of the best scenic views from the Sunshine State. Florida Big Bend Scenic Byway is a 220-mile byway offering a coastal and forest trails for the adventurous soul.

The byway is located in North Florida and it takes about two days to navigate. The wildlife, woods and waterways will transport you to a magical place you never knew existed.

The byway route will take you through Carrabelle, Apalachicola National Forest, Tallahassee and other areas undiscovered by many travelers. 

The Big Bend was considered the "Wild West" of Florida with cracker cowboys, rustlers, Indians, trappers, and hand-scrabble farmers.

Pine forests, wetlands, and river floodplains surround the scenic byway along with beautiful wildlife such as deer, turkey, wild hogs, black bears and more.

The Big Bend Scenic Byway is a road trip experience to add to your fall travel itinerary. There is a two-day loop drive that will take you through magical springs, mighty rivers and virescent forests. If you're lucky you might even catch a glimpse of some of Florida's rarest wildlife, including the white squirrels at Ocklockonee State Park.

 

If you are looking for a different panoramic view but don't want to leave Florida, this is one of those places you can escape and be transported to a foreign land.

You can access the scenic byway through Tallahassee Regional Airport, Interstate 10, US Highway 98. However, for a complete map of the coastal and forest trails, click here.

Florida Scenic Byway

Location: Access through Tallahassee Regional Airport, Interstate 10, US Highway 98

Why you need to go: This byway has one of the most beautiful scenic views in Florida. 

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