Tallahassee’s Special Drives: Canopy Roads and Scenic Byway

Scenic drives define the Tallahassee area, especially its signature canopy roads where the limbs of huge moss-draped live oaks, sweet gums, hickory trees and pines provide a towering canopy over roads that were once paths traveled by native tribes.

Tallahassee has nine official canopy roads offering more than 78 miles of intriguing shaded drives:

  • North West: Old Bainbridge Road
  • North East: North Meridian Road, Centerville Road, Pisgah Church Road, Old Centerville Road, Sunny Hill Road, Moccasin Gap Road, Miccosukee Road
  • South East: Old St. Augustine Road

To view/print a map of Tallahassee’s canopy roads download this PDF.

The Big Bend Scenic Byway

Trace the footsteps of Apalachee and Creek Indians, Spanish conquistadors, British and American troops, settlers, and cotton or timber barons through historic markers, interpretive displays, parks, museums, forests, forts, depots, lighthouses and historic buildings. More than 200 miles unveils natural wonders that include birds, butterflies, wildlife and wildflowers and discover rich maritime heritage at historic ports and working seafood towns

Oyster radio FM 100.5 provides an eclectic soundtrack for the scenic drive. For more information, visit www.floridabigbendscenicbyway.org

Author:

Visit Tallahassee

Bio:

Leon County Division of Tourism Development (Visit Tallahassee)

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