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Scenic Driving

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With hundreds of miles of beautiful forest roads - and nearly 100 miles of paved roads slicing through dense forests - the Ocala National Forest is an excellent destination to enjoy a scenic drive. We're home to the Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway, a National Scenic Highway that showcases the heart of the Big Scrub.

Areas & Activities