When and Where
To Be Determined:
We will carpool or drive independently on I-95 S to Exit 278 and follow Old Dixie Highway to Bulow Creek State Park. There is no entry fee to the park and there is ample parking plus restrooms.
IMPORTANT: The park entrance is easy to miss.
From I-95 Exit 278, drive 2.3 miles on Old Dixie Hwy. Look for the entrance to the Heritage Plantation community on your right. The entrance to the park is about 75 feet further to your left.
All participants should plan to leave the park no later than 8:30 AM
To maintain coordination, each vehicle should have an occupant with a cellular phone.
Ormond Scenic Loop
We will travel a 20+ mile loop of roadways traversing some of the most beautiful and diverse natural scenery remaining in all of coastal central Florida. There is ready access to the Atlantic Ocean, State, County & City parks, vistas of rivers, creeks and marshes, barrier island dunes and beach, and historic dwellings as well as museums and historic public buildings.
But we must hurry, the encroachment of housing
developments is overtaking "Old Florida"
Outing Leader: To Be Determined
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Designated Meet Up times and places are indicated by ** and should be attended by all JCC members. All other itinerary items are optional.
Independent stop: Bulow Creek State Park . After an hour or so of driving, you should stop here to relax and refresh. Be sure to see and photograph the Fairchild Oak. Plan to leave the park no later than 8:30 AM and travel 3 miles south on Old Dixie Highway to the Dummett Sugar Mill Ruins
Independent Stop: Dummett Sugar Mill Ruins. (on left) This stop is optional since the ruins are fenced in and the ground may be inaccessible to some members.
Optional: Pine Tree Drive is 0.7 miles further south from the ruins (turn right). The first mile of this road is a canopied tree lined road that some members may find worthy of photographing.
**9:15 AM Meet-up #1 - Travel 3 more miles to Bailey Riverside Gardens where we will spend about 90 minutes exploring and photographing
** 10:45 AM Meet-up #2 - We will leave the Gardens and cross the bridge to the summer home of J.D. Rockefeller.
At 11:00 AM we can join a guided tour of the Casements, the winter home of J.D. Rockefeller. Please be aware that there are two rooms in which photography is expressly forbidden. The guide will specify those rooms. You may opt out of the tour and explore on your own.
After the tour, you are welcome to remain inside and continue photographing the home or venture outside to photograph the adjoining garden.
**12:45 PM “What’s it All About?” - We'll leave the estate and proceed east on W. Granada Blvd and then north on A1A to Alfies for a late lunch. Alfies is one of the few remaining Old Florida restaurants on A1A, having been in business for over 30 years.
Bulow Creek State Park
Our Starting Point.