Big Bend Scenic Byway

  • Start: St. Marks, FL
  • End: Apalachicola, FL
  • Last Modified: 2012-01-19 20:47:08
  • Total Mileage: 220 Miles
  • Number of stops: 30


The Big Bend Scenic Byway connects nine state parks, three state forests, a national wildlife refuge, a national forest, six waterfront communities, and three historic lighthouses. The Big Bend Scenic Byway will transport you to a different time and place through its wildlife, waterways, woods, and way of life. Maps and interpretive sites guide you through the Coastal Trail and the Forest Trail of the Big Bend Scenic Byway. Relive your childhood…searching for shells on a beach, eating ice cream at festivals, riding a horse through the woods, fishing on a dock on the bay, or watching sunsets over the water. There are over 200 miles of wonderland to explore. And there are fun activities for the whole family. Historic forts, battlegrounds, museums. Wildflowers, butterflies, birds, and animals. Coastal dunes, forests, beaches, and marshland. Fishing villages, historic towns, and rural communities. Fishing, hunting, hiking, kayaking, and biking. Shopping, fresh seafood restaurants, plays, and festivals. Be amazed at the diversity of scenery, places, and experiences that await you. There are no crowds, high prices, or pressures. The Big Bend is slower paced, relaxed, and full of great values! Smiles and very friendly people are the norm. You won’t be disappointed…rain or shine.

Stop #6:

Shell Point Beach and Spring Creek
Belleair, FL

Stop #7:

Panacea Community
Panacea, FL

Stop #8:

Wakulla Welcome Center in Panacea
Panacea, FL

Stop #9:

Otter Lake Recreation Area
Panacea, FL

Stop #10:

Bald Point State Park
St. Marks, FL

Stop #11:

Crooked River Lighthouse
Carrabelle, FL

Stop #12:

City of Carrabelle
Carrabelle, FL

Stop #13:

High Bluff Coastal Hiking Trail
Carrabelle, FL

Stop #15:

St. George Island State Park
St. George Island, FL

Stop #17:

City of Apalachicola
Apalachicola, FL

Stop #18:

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Florida, United States of America

Stop #19:

Wakulla State Forest
Crawfordville, FL

Stop #21:

Tallahassee Museum
Tallahassee, FL

Stop #22:

Mission San Luis
Tallahassee, FL

Stop #23:

Silver Lake Recreation Area
Crawfordville, FL

Stop #25:

Porter Lake Trailhead
Apalachicola, FL

Stop #26:

City of Sopchoppy
Sopchoppy, FL

Stop #27:

Ochlockonee River State Park
Sopchoppy, FL

Stop #29:

Sand Beach Recreation Area
Eastpoint, FL

Stop #30:

Fort Gadsden Historic Site
Apalachicola, FL

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