River of Lakes Heritage Scenic Highway

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor Scenic Highway
River of Lakes MapThe City of Sanford along with Seminole County were one of the last communities in the State with roadways designated as part of the Florida Scenic Highway program due to budget cuts. The map shows the roadways in Sanford that were added to the River of Lakes Heritage Corridor by the State of Florida. The River of Lakes Heritage Scenic Highway is a 120 mile long corridor starting at the Putnam County Line and generally follows US 17/92 and ancillary roads in Volusia County.






ROL Extension - Sanford/Seminole CountyLake Map

The 9.7 mile extension into Sanford and Seminole County is now posted with signs as shown in the photo. The purpose of the scenic highway and byway designations is to protect, enhance, preserve and maintain the intrinsic resources of the designated corridor, while utilizing these resources for appropriate economic development, recreation, and tourism. In addition, significant benefits for economic development, recreational amenities, resource conservation, aesthetic enhancement and public education can result from the scenic highway and byway designations.





Some of the benefits of the Florida Scenic Highways program include:

•Economic Development/Tourism
•Resource Protection
•Community Recognition
•Community Vision
•Increasing Funding Opportunities

Besides signage, the scenic corridors are identified on the official state maps along with marketing and tourism information available at welcome centers, tourism bureaus and websites. For additional information go to www.FloridaScenicHighways.com.


 ROL Heritage CorridorRiver of Lakes Heritage Corridor Scenic Highway

Collectively, the 120-mile River of Lakes Heritage Corridor Scenic Highway and its resources convey the unfolding of western Volusia County’s rich cultural heritage along the magnificent and historical St. Johns River. The northern sections along US 17, CR 3 and SR 11 speak to the region’s pre-settlement and early days, preserved in natural areas, pastures, citrus groves, and ferneries upon which the first economies were based. The rural north, including towns such as Pierson, Seville, Barberville and DeLeon Springs, is complemented by historic districts that maintain commercial structures that tied the agricultural economy with the development of towns and cities.

Post World War II development spreads outward from the urban cores of DeLand, Orange City and Deltona and fills much of the southern sections of the corridor. Yet precious vistas still remain, such as Enterprise-Osteen Road, characterized by a mature tree canopy shading the road that travels along the northern shores of Lake Monroe and through Enterprise, Deltona and Osteen traverses a spectacular and rare wet prairie ecosystem that abounds with wildlife and blazes with colorful wildflowers. CR 4139 and Cassadaga Road meander though the charming historical communities of Lake Helen and Cassadaga. Dirksen Road in DeBary leads to several city and county parks and DeBary Hall Historic Site.