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Old Florida Heritage Highway

The Scenic US 441 Corridor and the loop/spur roads, totaling approximately 45 miles from SR 331 to the Alachua/Marion County line, offers access to an unusually well-preserved section of Florida’s natural, scenic, recreational, historic and cultural heritage. Among the intrinsic resources along the corridor are Paynes Prairie State Preserve; the University of Florida’s Lake Wauberg recreation area, forested and pastoral countryside interspersed with smaller lakes, prairies, and rural homesteads; and the historic communities of Micanopy, Rochelle, Evinston and Cross Creek. CR 325, and CR 346′s rural roadside environment offers refuge for the winter migration of sandhill cranes and viewing areas of bald eagles. The area along Scenic US 441 and the loop/spur roads offers a plethora of recreational opportunities, including bicycling, camping, bird watching, canoeing, hiking, and equestrian activities.


Old Florida Heritage Highway

I-75 South to exit 382, a 48 mile long network of scenic roads that includes approximately 12 miles along US 441 from Williston Road (SR 331) to the Marion County line and 36 miles of Alachua County Roads 34, 18 (Wacahoota Road), 225, 325, 346, 2082, and SE 185th Ave. (County Line Road).

Old Florida Heritage Highway

City of Micanopy
http://welcometomicanopy.com

Visit Gainesville
http://www.visitgainesville.com/

Paynes Prairie Preserve
http://www.floridastateparks.org/paynesprairie/

MK Rawlings State Park
http://floridastateparks.org/marjoriekinnanrawlings/default.cfm

Old Florida Heritage Highway

Payne’s Prairie Preserve State Park – Less than a mile north of Micanopy along US 441, stop and stretch your legs at Payne’s Prairie Preserve State Park. This 21,000-acre park has a national reputation for its abundance and diversity of wildlife, including buffalo (year-round) and sandhill cranes (late Nov.-mid Feb.). The park offers wonderful recreational activities such as hiking, biking, horsebacl riding, paddling, fishing, and camping.
(352) 466-3397
www.floridastateparks.org/paynesprairie

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park – Located 10 miles east of US 441 in Cross Creek (take CR 346 to CR 325). A visit here will let you reconnect with the past. Meander through the national Historic Landmark home and grove where Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Yearling, lived and worked from 1928-1953.
Hours vary; call: (352) 466-3672
www.floridastateparks.org/marjoriekinnanrawlings

Dial and Discover - Dial and Discover is a Free cell phone tour that highlights the Old Florida Heritage Highway. You control what you hear, when and what order.
dialanddiscover.com/