Halifax Heritage Byway
Byway Length: 35 miles
Designated: October 5, 2020
FDOT District: 5
The Halifax Heritage Byway winds through the Halifax River region of eastern Volusia County, from Ponce Inlet through Wilbur-by-the-Sea, Daytona Beach Shores, Daytona Beach and Holly Hill. Visitors will find an entrancing mix of history, leisure, and nature along this route’s three loops: In-Town, Riverside, and Oceanside.
Local history spans the cultural remnants of early indigenous inhabitants and traces of Central Florida’s earliest pioneers. Important sites for Civil Rights history can be found here, including the childhood home of Dr. Howard Thurman, a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Mary McCleod Bethune founder of Bethune-Cookman College, and the stadium where Jackie Robinson played the first integrated baseball game in 1946.
Daytona Beach, named the “World’s Most Famous Beach” in the 1920s, boasts a smooth, hard-packed sand, home to high-speed automobile testing in the early 1900s. This legacy led to the creation of Daytona International Speedway.
Other resources that make this corridor an American Tapestry, include the Basilica of St Paul’s Church, Mount Bethel Baptist Church, the River Lily Inn, the Ames House, Streamline Hotel and the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum.
The Halifax Heritage Byway is an open door to exploration and discovery. Its scenic views, and the rich cultural and natural history take center stage along all 35 miles of this beautiful route!
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