2013 Florida Scenic Highways Program’s Byway Day on April 5th, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Contact: J. Travis Johnson
March 6th, 2013
FLORIDA TO CELEBRATE ANNUAL BYWAY DAY
Tallahassee – On April 5th, citizens throughout the State of Florida will celebrate Byway Day. This event is designed to highlight Florida’s 23 state designated Scenic Byway routes.
Visitors to Florida are encouraged to drive any of Florida’s unique Scenic Highways (or byways as they are commonly known) on the weekend of April 5th. Each year the Florida Scenic Highways Program celebrates Byway Day in early April to coincide with wildflower bloom season.
Designated Byways are selected for their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and/or scenic qualities. From the Panhandle to the Florida Keys, Florida is home to a variety of these routes, including the Florida Keys Scenic Highway, which was recognized by Reader’s Digest as one of its "Most Scenic Drives in America” and is the only All-American Road in Florida.
Trips along Florida’s Byways can range from a short scenic experience along the Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail to a day long trek along the Big Bend Scenic Byway. Any trip along a Florida Byway will be memorable for travelers of all ages and interests. Capture Florida – Experience a Florida Scenic Highway!
For a complete listing of Florida Byways and more information about the events taking place on Byway Day, please call J. Travis Johnson at 407.875.8950.
The National Scenic Byways Program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Program is a grass-roots collaborative effort established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States. The program was established in 1991. Since 1992, the National Scenic Byways Program has provided about $506 million in funding for 3,174 State and nationally designated byway projects in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.