Canopy Roads & Scenic Byway
Tallahassee is known for its beautiful canopy roads and they are a big part of the city’s unique and beautiful charm. Huge moss-draped live oaks, sweet gums, hickory trees and stately pines cast their protective shade over Tallahassee roads, with limbs that meet in a towering canopy to provide cooling shade for the roads and very scenic drives for travelers.
There are nine official canopy roads, or about 78 miles of intriguing shaded drives, around Tallahassee:
- In North West
- Old Bainbridge Road
- In North East
- N. Meridian Road, Centerville Road, Pisgah Church Road, Old Centerville Road, Sunny Hill Road, Moccasin Gap Road, Miccosukee Road
- In 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, Cotton or Timber Barons and Hollywood Producers through historic markers, interpretive displays, parks, museums, forests, forts, depots, lighthouses and historic buildings. Over 200 miles of wonderland including birds, butterflies, wildlife and wildflowers are yours to explore. Discover rich maritime heritage at historic ports and working seafood towns bring in the freshest catch in the area. It won’t take long to understand why this highway was recently awarded National Designation as a Scenic Byway.
Oyster radio FM 100.5 provides a perfect and eclectic soundtrack for THE most scenic drive in Florida where many miles of coastal drive are bordered by the Apalachee Bay on one side and the Apalachicola National Forest on the other. The Coastal Trail and the Forest Trail are truly worth the drive. www.floridabigbendscenicbyway.org