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Old 03-01-2016, 08:33 AM   #1
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Florida Panhandle route and suggestions

I am in the process of planning a Florida trip next winter and could use some help. The first part of our trip through FL is all set but once I head toward the Panhandle, I'm not sure where to go and what to see. We plan to be at Fort Desoto Feb. 2nd-9th and then Manatee Springs State Park Feb 9-12th. After that I have about a month to travel around and reach home in NH. I thought of going to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park but am open to other suggestions. The things we like are easy hiking/walking, bike riding, history, and outdoor type activities. We split our time between public and private campgrounds. My only must haves on my route home are a stop in the Myrtle beach area and the Richmond VA area. (visits with family and friends) If you have any ideas for things to see, routes to take or avoid, and great campgrounds to stay at, please chime in. Thanks.

I almost forgot, we're be pulling a 30 ft travel trailer with 1 slide.

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Fort pickens is a nice quiet place lots to do in the area https://goo.gl/photos/FpbekFXMdo3iqyjDA
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Thanks Burgy. Fort Pickens sounds like our kind of place to visit.
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I second the suggestion for Fort Pickens. Just down the road from me, literally. I live just east of where the Park begins. While there you should visit the free Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola. Also, Pensacola is an old city with lots of historical stuff downtown. I like is the T. T. Wentworth Museum and just walking around in the historical district.
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Camp gulf at miramar beach (Destin) is great , they have a private beach, emerald green waters , heated pool , winter camping you won't have to mess with kids , middle age folks to retired folks , ladies play cards in the game room , guys shoot pool , they often have cookouts at the club house , we were there the last week in February, we love it !
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If it were me, I would suggest this in order to see what is called Old Florida, which is disappearing. I would take 19/98 north to Perry Florida and then 98 west. I suggest staying at Carrabelle. There are at least a couple of good parks there. I would stay a few days and take day trip to Appalachicola and to St george Island. From there I may go to St andrews state park in Panama City. A great place. Finally, I would go on to Pensacola and tour the Naval Aviation Museum. Plenty of history there and around Pensacola.

While there are some nice things to see after leaving Manatee, I would probably move on north to Perry. I may stop and see Cedar Key to at least have lunch.
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Judging from what you like to do you might like the Forgotten Coast I think they call it. We spent a week at St Joseph Peninsula State Park which is great if you like beaches with few people. Great hiking and biking. Long ways from stores and crowds. Some of the campsites are on the smaller side but you most have beach access.

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