If you are an experienced cyclist or just someone looking to hop on two wheels and take a leisurely roll around the Forgotten Coast you’ll find a fun place to bicycle. There are many great spots to enjoy a bike ride along Florida’s Forgotten Coast it is extremely bicycle-friendly. Here are some of the most beloved spots for bicycling in Franklin County.
Saint George Island is so much more than one of the most breathtaking beach destinations in the entire country and the state of Florida. It is an incredibly bike-friendly area. The island is home to 70 miles of paved bike paths making it very easy to enjoy a bike ride here. In addition to the great paved trails are several miles of back roads and sandy paths that can take you right to the gulf and the backside of beautiful Saint George Island. It is a very safe biking environment even for the youngest of bike riders.
Some of the favorite ways to explore Saint George Island on a bike include renting a cruiser and taking a peaceful peddle around the island or renting a mountain bike for a spin on the Sandy Rocky back roads through the forest. If you are looking for more of a strenuous road work out you can stick to the main roads that will get you clear across Franklin County.
If you do not have your own bicycle you can rent one in several areas on Saint George Island including the Islander Outfitters, Journeys at Saint George Island, Island Adventures, and Jolly Roger Beach Shop.
Explore the fun historical sites of Apalachicola by strolling along on a bicycle. What better way is there to slowly take in the charm of this waterfront city than to take a leisurely bike ride down the coast to Riverfront Park and watch shrimp boats come in with their catch of the day? You can bike beneath the shade of the town’s majestic oak trees as you simply gander and enjoy the historic homes or use a bike as a means to get from local shop to museum to art gallery in the downtown area. It can even be a great means to grab a bite to eat at one of the many amazing local restaurants. Bike riding through the town of Apalachicola is very beloved and you may just meet a bike riding friend or two in the Apalachicola community.
Carrabelle is often referred to as the panhandles gateway to the gulf, it is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. One of the best ways to explore this great area is of course on a bicycle. You can take a cruise down Carrabelle’s Marine Street and enjoy the beautiful views of the Crooked River or pedal down the family-friendly paved path that winds from Carrabelle Beach to Crooked River lighthouse which is one of the most beloved family outings in Carrabelle. Many people also love to take a bike ride down the Big Bend scenic byway that runs along the bay on State Road 30A which is also called Gulf Avenue.
Most people on the Forgotten Coast refer to Alligator Point as simply” the point “ it is a coastal community nestled on the easternmost part of the Forgotten Coast. It is seemingly untouched and an outdoor paradise that encompasses 8 miles of natural coastline along a narrow beach peninsula making a great place for a bicycle adventure. Bikes are allowed in all areas of Alligator Point. There are designated bicycle trails in Bald Point State Park that span across 4000 acres and make for an amazing scenic ride you may just find some wildlife while you’re at it.
Whether you live here full-time or just own a vacation property here there are some great spots for those who love to bicycle all along the Forgotten Coast.
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