A canopy road along the byway

Welcome to Scenic U.S. 441

Along North Central Florida...
 
"It is the mission of  Old Florida Heritage Highway to preserve and promote the corridor, while fostering community involvement and educating visitors on the outstanding nature and unique features of this corridor."
 
The Old Florida Heritage Highway is a corridor in the Department of Transportation Florida Scenic Highway Program. The Florida Scenic Highway Program was designed to showcase the outstanding cultural, historical, archeological, recreational, natural and scenic intrinsic resources along Florida's state highways.
 
This community-based, grass roots effort focuses on resource protection while educating travelers by "telling a story" that represents Florida lifestyles and unique intrinsic resources.
 
The Old Florida Heritage Highway and its loop/spur roads total approximately 48 (forty-eight) miles from State Road 441 to Alachua/Marion County line.
 
Dial and Discover is a free cell phone tour that highlights the Old Florida Heritage Highway. The website is under reconstruction and will be posted again soon.  There is also this history website about all of Alachua County-​​​​​​​​​​​​
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Living History: William Bartram visits Paynes Prairie

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Visitor Center 

100 Savannah Blvd Micanopy, FL 32667​

On Sundays at the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center from 11am to 3pm. Meet William Bartram in 1774 and learn more about the famous naturalist who wrote detailed description of his experiences and observations at Paynes Prairie and the surrounding area during the 1700s.​

More Information:352-466-3397

https://www.floridastateparks.org/park-events/Paynes-Prairie

 

Main Entrance Admission

$6.00 per vehicle, limit 2-8 people per vehicle

$4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle

$2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass

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