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Daytrippin' #3 - Devil's Millhopper State Park

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 147 miles / 236.6 km
  • Ride Time: 1 day
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $11.17
  • State: Florida
Submitted by:
felon pro

Ride begins at Gulfcoast H-D in New Port Richey, but pick it up anywhere along the way if you don't want to go into New Port Richey. Mostly rural riding with sweeping curves once you get into Hernando County. Once reaching Dunellon, you will want to watch for wildlife, as you will be passing thru an area know for wild hog and deer. In Archer you may want to stop and check out the train depot. Archer Historical Society Railroad Museum Constructed prior to 1900, this station served the route from Fernandina to Cedar Key built by David Yulee between 1857 and 1861. Originally located near the Bauknight house, it was moved to this site. The first official name of the line was the Florida Railroad. Later this became the Florida Central & Peninsular, and then part of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad. The 'Eagle Mine Branch' curved to the south from the station along the present Gibson Street. The Archer Historical Society now owns the station, where there are historic items on display. A historical marker was placed for David Levy Yulee in 1989.
Once again the ride will get very rural at times until reaching Devil's Millhopper. Welcome to Devils Millhopper Geological State Park In the midst of north Florida's sandy terrain and pine forests, a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a miniature rain forest. Small streams trickle down the steep slopes of the limestone sinkhole, disappearing through crevices in the ground, and lush vegetation thrives in the shade of the walls even in dry summers. A significant geological formation, Devil's Millhopper is a National Natural Landmark that has been visited by the curious since the early 1880s. Researchers have learned a great deal about Florida's natural history by studying fossil shark teeth, marine shells, and the fossilized remains of extinct land animals found in the sink. Visitors can enjoy picnicking and learn more about this sinkhole through interpretive displays.

This is a motorcycle ride in the state of Florida. This motorcycle route has 7 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by felon in August. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by felon

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Historic SitesUrban/ResidentialParksLakesForestRuralFarm Land

Best Time to Go

Spring, Fall, Winter

Road Characteristics:

Straight RoadSweeping Curves RoadRolling HillsLight TrafficSmoothAdequate Gas StationsAdequate

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Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM


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