BUSHNELL, Fla. -- A scenic byway promoting ecotourism and history will be featured Jan. 25, as a ribbon cutting is held to celebrate the Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway's designation as an official Florida Scenic Highway.
The ceremony begins 9 a.m. that Saturday at the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park in Bushnell.
Assistant Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation Brian Blanchard, along with byway supporters, national, state and locally elected leaders are expected on hand. The Dade Battlefield Historic Society will provide a history lesson featuring time period re-enactors and musket firing demonstrations.
Attendees will have access to the park's visitor center and museum. There will be free admission to the park for this event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway was designated in May 2013 and becomes the 24th Florida Scenic Highway to be designated by the Florida Department of Transportation. It includes 62 miles of roadway from State Road (SR) 50 to SR 44 and includes many historic and scenic intrinsic resources.
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