Sunday, June 14, 2015
Motorcycle Ride Around Lake Okeechobee
There are rides and then there are rides! The ride around Lake Okeechobee is something all motorcyclist should experience. Not widely talked about, but one of the best roads through a diverse natural setting. This ride takes you around the 4th largest lake within the United States. Reachable on a day trip from either Miami or Orlando. It is a fun ride that takes you through farmland and parts of the Everglades.
The ride around this lake will take you through sugar cane fields, the Everglades and old growth cypress forest. This ride envelops the senses, if that wasn't enough, once we reached the top of the lake we took an Airboat ride seeing live Alligators in there natural habitat.
Leaving Weston near Miami Florida it is a quick 40 mile ride on US Highway 27 north towards Lake Okeechobee. We stopped in Pahokee at the southern end of the lake, for lunch at Poppa Jimmy's Catfish. It was a quick lunch and off to the North end of Lake Okeechobee where we took an Airboat ride in the Everglades near the lake.
On the way back to Miami we had the pleasure of meeting an Alligator on the side of the road. Needless to say we didn't stop for conversation. Please if you are in Florida make this ride around the lake. Sure the ride to Key West is cool and the thing to do; but while you're down south make sure you get that Lake Okeechobee notch in your belt.