A celebration is in order, as the section of US 1 in the Florida Keys has been selected a scenic highway– the first and only such designation in the State of Florida. I cannot tell you how many times I have driven this beautiful stretch of road, though I will tell you that I have enjoyed the drive everytime. Imagine if you would- a 106.5 mile section of US 1 traversing 42 bridges; the longest of which is 7 miles, the shortest is the Harris Gap at only 37 feet. On one side of the road the Atlantic Ocean, on the other, the Gulf of Mexico. Surrounded by wildlife and breath-taking views, travel on this highway is certainly an experience a visitor to the Florida Keys should not miss!
For more details about the Florida Keys Scenic Highway go to http://www.scenichighwayflkeys.com/. Til next time, ride safe and drink lots of water!