Halifax Heritage Byway

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is pleased to announce the addition of the Halifax Heritage Byway to its collection of designated scenic highways. The Florida Scenic Highways Program recognizes the best of the best in roads, and the communities that they connect throughout the state.

Daytona Beach Gateway

The Halifax Heritage Byway’s story focuses on the nearly 300 years of history and heritage found along the Halifax River region of Florida. Its 35 miles of state and local roads carries the visitor through areas that once were home to some of central Florida’s earliest pioneer settlements, 1920s boom‐time era development, and beachside areas known both for being the birthplace of speed and a vacation mecca.  While the Halifax Heritage Byway is centered in Daytona Beach, it also passes through Ormond Beach, Holly Hill, Daytona Beach Shores, Ponce Inlet, and Wilbur‐by‐the‐Sea.

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum

On September 1, 2020, the Byway Organization presented their Byway Management Plan to the Scenic Highway Advisory Committee, composed of state and federal agency representatives, for concurrence. Submittal of this management plan was the culmination of a several‐year’s long effort to document the region’s story, resources and community passion. The recommendation from this advisory committee to the Secretary of Transportation has resulted in the Byway Organization’s receipt of an acceptance letter from Secretary Thibault for inclusion in this highly regarded collection of “off the beaten path” roads.

Halifax Heritage Byway now becomes the 27th scenic highway in Florida, and its length adds to the nearly 1,600 miles of designated roads that carry the title of Florida Scenic Highway. For more on the Florida Scenic Highway Program go to www.floridascenichighways.com.