(was) a nice little winery off RT 52 in Land O Lakes to spend 1-2 hours on a lazy Saturday afternoon. They once served food and drink, and on weekends would host a small flea arket in their yard under the trees.
Port St Joe - Along the shore of St Joseph Bay lies the home of the amazing people of Port St. Joe, Florida. This is our home. For generations we have weathered life's storms both as individuals and as a family, and we have always recovered together because of our commitment to each other. (Port St Joe website). St. Joseph was founded in 1835 by businessmen from nearby Apalachicola, which was troubled by legal conflict over land titles. It was mostly abandoned in 1841 after a yellow fever epidemic; a storm surge produced by a hurricane in 1844 destroyed what structures remained.
Only a short 20-minute drive from Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas is your go-to destination for beautiful sites and seclusion. Cape San Blas is a narrow stretch of land that extends out from Port St. Joe and curves around St. Joseph Bay. The locals will tell you that "the Cape" has a laid-back vibe offering up popular family-friendly activities such as fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, biking, and hiking. (Wiki)
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Port St Joe and Cape San Blas essentially are one and the same and connected and often talked as the same location. I did no exploration of Cape San Blas or Port St Joe except visit the lighthouse. The lighthouse is in Cape San Blas.
Wiki - Cape San Blas ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_San_Blas
Wiki - Port St Joe ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_St._Joe,_Florida
Port St Joe ... www.cityofportstjoe.com/
Cape San Blas ... www.visitgulf.com/destinations/cape-san-blas/ and Cape Lighthouse
Known as the oyster capital, In 1827, the town was incorporated as "West Point" and received its current name in 1831. A small town we visited on the way to our panhandle 'swing'. The main street had shoppes to browse and several eating establishments. Off the main street was the Orman house, possibly the oldest building of Greek Revival style on the Florida coast. A slave home resides nearby.
A nice afternoon ride to Dada City.
In 1960, Rudolph Rhode and his sister, Miss Annie Rhode, the children of a prominent farmer in San Antonio, gave 37 antique farm implements and tools to the Pasco County Fair Association. Such were the humble beginnings of the Pioneer Florida Museum. On April 28, 1961, the museum was chartered by the State of Florida as The Pioneer Florida Museum Association, Inc., with 87 charter members. The growing collections were housed at the Pasco County Fairgrounds for many years. In 1973, Emily Larkin donated 6.5 acres to the Museum Association in memory of her husband, William Larkin. This gift made it possible to accommodate the growing array of items depicting early life in West Central Florida. Source: Pioneer Village
On display are tools of the Florida Pioneer Man, showing how he built his house, made his furniture, plowed his fields, harvested his crops, and did his leather-work and blacksmithing. Also, the Trilby Depot, the Lacoochee one-room schoolhouse, is a 100-year-old building. Methodist Church from Enterprise and the two-story 1864 restored Overstreet House. We began our tour and saw several buildings and shops that provided a look back in history.
Dade City Historic Train Depot - Click Here
Pioneer Village - Trilby Train Depot Here