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Getaways to outdoor recreation in Florida’s Big Bend, hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, RV and tent camping, lodging, unique restaurants, road trips and Funky Florida.

Big Bend Scenic Byway: Less-visited, much loved

The Big Bend Scenic Byway links a big national wildlife refuge, three state parks, three historic lighthouses, one of the best beach islands in Florida and picturesque fishing towns. It winds through an area that sees fewer tourists, and offers rustic Old Florida delights at every turn–from black bears to white squirrels.

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Celebrate migration miracle at Monarch Butterfly Festival

On their 2,000-mile fall migration, thousands of monarchs stop in Florida’s Big Bend and Panhandle in October and November. A top viewing site is St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, a half hour south of Tallahassee. There is a monarch festival at the refuge Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019.

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