Backroads & scenic drives in Florida: More than views of beaches

Scenic drive along the Indian River Lagoon.

Scenic drive along the Indian River Lagoon.

By Bonnie Gross,, Special to, May 5, 2015 – We don’t have mountains and most of our roads have no excuse to curve, but Florida still has scenery that is worthy of viewing through your windshield.

The trick to finding scenic drives in Florida is to find the undeveloped backroads and to appreciate scenery that is often subtle rather than dramatic.

Some of these scenic backroads can be used as alternatives to interstate highways. Others are good for folks with mobility issues who take scenic drives as a way to enjoy nature.

Here are several Florida scenic roads we’ve enjoyed: