Canopy Roads & County Lanes
 Interactive Tour

A Driving guide to Scenic Leon County

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Centuries ago, Native Americans traveled the hills of Leon County, creating a network of trails fo11owed later by Spanish explorers and American settlers. Today, travel these same historic routes. Venture along picturesque canopy roads where majestic live oak trees drip with Spanish moss, and embankments, cut ten feet deep into the rich red clay of the earth. Follow Leon County's rural roads back into history.

This document describes three driving tours. THE NATIVE TRAIL links the area's richest archaeological sites, Climb Indian ceremonial mounds. Explore native villages and Spanish mission, sites. THE COTTON TRAIL follows Leon County's most beautiful canopy roads. Visit sites from the antebellum period when "Cotton was King," from the county's creation in 1824 through the Civil War. THE QUAIL TRAIL transports you to the early 1900s. Travel through pine forests to visit two former hunting estates,

Each of these tours offers a snapshot of the past. Take a leisurely drive along one or all. Stop, enjoy a picnic, take pictures, or just relax. But please do not trespass on private property or remove any archaeological artifacts. Maps of the tours may be found at the end of this document.

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Key to mapTo use this Interactive Tour simple click on the numbered black circles and another window will open to give you information about the tour sites. See Key

For, more Information on local sites, contact the Tallahassee Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at (850) 413‑9200 or (800)-628-2866 or the Historic Tallahassee Preservation Board at (850)488‑7100.

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This Publication was prepared originally by the Historic Tallahassee Preservation board, now called Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation, Florida Department of State with assistance from the Tallahassee Area Convention and Visitor Bureau. Graphic design/production has been provided by the Museum of Florida History, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State. Historic Photographs are courtesy of the Photographic Collection, Florida State Archives, Florida Department of State.

As this brochure is no longer in print, we have altered it from it original format to a format suitable for the web, and in a downloadable format.

"Canopy Roads &
Country Lanes" Sites 

Native Trail Lake Jackson Mounds State Park Mission San Luis small numbers link to web page Museum of Florida History Old St Augustine Road Brokaw-McDougall House Goodwood Plantation Avant Chapel-East Hill Baptist Church Theus-Roberts Farm St. Phillip A.M.E. Church Old Pisgah United Methodist Church Bradley’s Country Store Miccosukee -Detour- Reeves Landing Cotton Trail Quail Trail Cotton Trail Alfred B. MaClay State Gardens Desoto Trail Marker Bradfordville Lake Iamonia Landing Tall Timbers Research Station Bannerman brothers Farm Miller Landing Driving Guide Map

Old Fort Park Myers Park Cascades Park Country Club Estates Museum Of Florida History Mission San Luis De Soto State Archaeological Site Old St. Augustine Road Lake Jackson Mounds State Park Alfred B. MaClay State Gardens Desoto Trail Marker Cotton Trail Native Trail Goodwood Plantation Avant Chapel-East Hill Baptist Church small numbers link to web page