« on: January 19, 2010, 09:45:01 am »
This spring I intend to trek from Milton Fl to Leesburg Fl, and return. Averaging 45-60 miles a day, camping and occasional motel. I need help from anyone with local knowledge. Outbound route would be Milton> Perry> Dunnellon> Leesburg. Return would go through Ocala National Forest and join the ACA Southern Tier Route near Citra. Outbound to Perry, I would connect to either Hwy 20 or Hwy 98 near FtWalton. Perry to Dunnellon would be via Steinhatchee and Manatee Springs State Park.
So far, I think that only low to moderate traffic is probable; however Dunnellon to Leesburg is likely problematic. (My actual destination is east of Leesburg, south of Lisbon.) Should I proceed from Dunnellon to Inverness, go east on Hwy 44 thru Leesburg(city) to Destination. Or alternatively, Dunnellon> Hwy 484> Hwy 42> Hwy 452> Lisbon> Destination?
Return Lisbon> Hwy 452> east on Hwy 42 to Altoona> Hwy 19, Ocala National Forest> Citra> ACAST to Milton. I would appreciate any advice/thoughts, particurarly regarding interesting stops, camp sites, traffic, etc.