Take a break from the parking lots and embark on a scenic drive to experience some of Old Florida at its finest.The delightful area is full of history and natural beauty that’s just one car ride away from being discovered by you.
A drive west of Orlando to Clermont brings you to the Florida Citrus Tower, built in 1956 on one of the highest hills in Florida’s ridge section. An elevator ride to the top gives way to panoramic views of Central Florida.
Farther west and a bit north, explore the 80-acre Dade Battlefield State Park, where on December 28, 1835, an ambush by the Seminole started the Second Seminole War. There’s a picnic area, playground and visitor’s center.
Look for the Green Mountain Scenic Byway near Lake Apopka that shows off the region’s little-known rolling hills. Among the rural towns and villages, you’ll pass by the historic moss-covered Sadler Oaks in the community of Tildenville.
Take a ride to Ocala, center of the thoroughbred horse industry in Florida, and spot the beautiful horse farms. Hop on the Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway, which travels through the heart of Central Florida to the Ocala National Forest. There you can findsprings, kayaking and fishing spots—you might even see the elusive Florida black bear.
Central Florida is undoubtedly full of interesting and beautiful roads—which one will you follow?
Now it’s your turn! Which places have you been? Where do you want to go? Please share your thoughts and experiences with us all!