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Better Than US 27

I drove some of SR 17 Ridge Scenic Hwy when passing through Lake Wales. After going down US 27... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2019
William W
Tallahassee, Florida
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Much Better than Highway 27

What a nice drive up the Scenic Highway out of Lake Wales. Plenty of ups and downs and views of... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2018
Estero, FL
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Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

I drove some of SR 17 Ridge Scenic Hwy when passing through Lake Wales. After going down US 27, this was a welcome change of scenery. The road winds with the land. Lakes, orange groves, and Bok Tower are all visible from the road. It's...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank William W
Reviewed July 9, 2018

When I was a kid Hwy 27 was filled with the robust aroma of orange blossoms, just beautiful! The vast majority of the orange groves are now gone filled with subdivisions, one after another. What a shame!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This was a exciting ride thru real country Florida. Not the hustle and bustle of the large city. The people were friendly

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lendel B
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

If you have the time then would highly recommend taking this scenic route instead of US 27. See the real Florida as you drive.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Garden3
Reviewed March 26, 2018

One of the best drives in central Florida. You can't help but notice you are on hilly terrain. Polk County high point at 300' on the west side of the road north of Hillcrest Heights. You can see US 27 off in the distance. Driving...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank haworthhoarder2014
Reviewed March 24, 2018

What a nice drive up the Scenic Highway out of Lake Wales. Plenty of ups and downs and views of orange groves. Beats the hustle and bustle of US 27.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank scoutdreams
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

This Hwy is where I live, so I get to enjoy it frequently. Some parts are better than others. Outside of town it’s really pretty, you can see a ways off going up and down the hills. Old Orange Groves, quaint little towns.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Maryannjone
Reviewed November 15, 2017

Great scenic drive. Look at miles and miles of Orange Groves and small towns. Every first Saturday in November they have a 35 miles yard sale along this route. Great for treasure hunters.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank browncondo2102
Reviewed October 11, 2017

A pleasant drive for both cycles and cars... small towns along the way feel somewhat lost in time but offer some great eateries, murals, the carillon of Bok Tower, and rolling small hills covered in citrus orchards. Enjoy the collector antiques cars in the village...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank S4856MLericb
Reviewed October 8, 2017

It is especially nice in the Feb / March timeframe when the orange trees bloom. It smells like a perfume factory! Stop by Cherry Pocket Fish Camp to eat to see some of old Florida and good food.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank waynenjanice T
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