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Coast To Coast Florida

Updated: Feb 12

Day 1: New Smyrna Beach to DeBary via Spring to Spring Trail

Dine: McDonald’s

Rest: Gemini Springs

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Highlights: A smooth ride through scenic trails and paved roads with just a touch of chill in the air. Gemini Springs provided a peaceful camping spot away from the crowds.

Areas for Improvement: Starting earlier would allow for more time at the first rest stop and broaden dining options.

Memorable Moment: Receiving cheers from onlookers as we set off on our journey.

Day 2: DeBary to Groveland via Clarcona Ocoee Road and West Orange Trail

Dine: Pepe’s Cantina

Rest: Van Fleet / Richloam

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Highlights: Enjoyed diverse scenery from downtown Winter Garden to the challenging hills of Clermont. Dining experience was exceptional.

Areas for Improvement: Planning the timing to traverse Richloam Forest during daylight for a better camping experience.

Memorable Moment: Riding through dimly lit, rural roads with curious cows adding a unique twist to the journey.

Day 3: Groveland to Starkey Wilderness via Withlacoochee State Forest

Dine: PDQ & Burger King

Rest: Starkey and Suncoast Trail Connector

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Highlights: Riding through picturesque forests and observing local hunting season activities. Passing through charming towns like Brooksville and the Good Neighbor Trail.

Areas for Improvement: Planning ahead for a hot shower at Starkey Wilderness for a more comfortable camping experience.

Memorable Moment: Discovering the quaint Richloam Market, a gem of a local general store.

Day 4: Starkey Wilderness to Clearwater/Tampa via Tri County and Pinellas Trail

Dine: Tony’s Pizza

Rest: Amtrak train ride from Tampa to Winter Park

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Highlights: Enjoyed a scenic and smooth ride through Tarpon Springs and Dunedin with plenty of scenic spots and eateries.

Areas for Improvement: Time management crucial on Day 4 for capturing photos at Clearwater Beach and catching the train.

Memorable Moment: Relishing the smooth train ride back to civilization.

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