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Old 12-30-2014, 12:35 PM   #659
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like everyone else, we are counting down the days to Canopener 2015.

last year we drove north on 95, around Jacksonville then east on 10.

has anyone driven Rte 100 from Flager north-west to Lake City then 10 east? google shows it as one lane each way but only a few small towns
to deal with.

i thought we'd try a different route this time.

there is also rte 40 west from Ormond Beach then north on 75 but it looks like a lot of lights on rte 40.

any thoughts or suggestions? we are taking 2 days to get there so no real rush on the roads. after all, getting there is part of the fun.

thanks
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Old 12-30-2014, 04:11 PM   #660
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Due to family health issues we are unable to attend our 1st.Canopener.
Our reservation for site 061 on loop 102 has been canceled.
Enjoy and we hope to see all next year.
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like everyone else, we are counting down the days to Canopener 2015.

last year we drove north on 95, around Jacksonville then east on 10.

has anyone driven Rte 100 from Flager north-west to Lake City then 10 east? google shows it as one lane each way but only a few small towns
to deal with.

i thought we'd try a different route this time.

there is also rte 40 west from Ormond Beach then north on 75 but it looks like a lot of lights on rte 40.

any thoughts or suggestions? we are taking 2 days to get there so no real rush on the roads. after all, getting there is part of the fun.

thanks

We take 40 through the Forrest, to 326 just outside of Silver Springs, then loop that up around Ocala over to I-75 (when we're coming home from Flagler beach). From there to Lake City on 75 to I-10... Etc. etc.

Or, if you want to avoid interstates, take 326 all the way around to 27, 27 to 19, 19 to 98, then take the long trip along the coast on 98...

-Red, still trying to decide his own route...
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like everyone else, we are counting down the days to Canopener 2015.
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Congrats Pro!!! I'm still three years and a bunch of change out...

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We take 40 through the Forrest, to 326 just outside of Silver Springs, then loop that up around Ocala over to I-75 (when we're coming home from Flagler beach). From there to Lake City on 75 to I-10... Etc. etc.

Or, if you want to avoid interstates, take 326 all the way around to 27, 27 to 19, 19 to 98, then take the long trip along the coast on 98...

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Thanks for the rte ideas.

Through the woods sounds like a nice drive. Was there a lot of stoplights / slow traffic through the towns?

Your other rte is a bit longer than we would want. We plan to overnight near lake city before reaching top sail the next day.

We don't mind the highways, it's just nice to take different rats when you have a bit of extra time.
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Sorry (well, not really) but I couldn't resist. Besides, I type with one finger most of the time. But when I'm fully up to speed I can use one finger on each hand, plus a thumb for the space bar. I'm a proud graduate of the Hunt and Peck School of Typing.
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Additional information regarding Canopener

Morning folks. Wishing you all a Happy and Safe New Year.

As previously mentioned, I am passing along some additional information we have posted in the past.
This first one covers points of interest close by Topsail:

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast - 7800 US Highway 98, Miramar Beach, FL 32550.
Directions from Topsail: go north .5 miles on Highway 30A to Highway 98, then turn left (west) on Highway 98, and go another 1.8 miles to the hospital (on the right).
Total driving distance is 2.3 miles.

Walmart - 6712 US Highway 98 West, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.
There's a Walmart very close to the park. It's one of the new smaller Walmarts (locals call it the Smallmart) but has a full grocery section.
Directions from Topsail: go north .5 miles on Highway 30A to Highway 98, and then turn left (west) on Highway 98, go another .7 miles to the store on the right.
Total distance 1.2 miles.

Publix grocery stores - Two of these very nice stores nearby:

(1) 2038 US Highway 98 West, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.
If you are arriving via Highway 331 from the north, at Highway 98 turn right to the west towards the park and you will drive past a Publix on the right side of Highway 98.
Total distance from park: 6 miles.

(2) 725 Grand Boulevard, Sandestin, FL 32550.
If you are already at the Topsail, there's a Publix that's closer. Follow the directions to the Walmart but just go another 1.5 miles further west.
Total distance from park: 2.7 miles.

Lowes or Home Depot - both of these stores are further west on Highway 98, about a 15 minute drive from the park.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park - for those of you with GPSs, here is the address from the park website - 7525 West Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.
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Thanks for the rte ideas.



Through the woods sounds like a nice drive. Was there a lot of stoplights / slow traffic through the towns?



Your other rte is a bit longer than we would want. We plan to overnight near lake city before reaching top sail the next day.



We don't mind the highways, it's just nice to take different rats when you have a bit of extra time.

Just a few lights on the 326 loop. Not as bad as going through Silver Springs/Ocala. Made that mistake... Once! Also a light or two along 40. Nothing too bad. It's a pretty nice ride. We only take 40 as far as Barberville (17), so I don't know how it is east of Barberville. I mistakenly said this was our Flagler Beach route... It's actually our "Go visit my brother in Debary" route...

I live 15 miles out of Lake City. We're a little bit out of the way, but you're welcome to overnight in our yard if you'd like...

-Red, really gearing up for Canopener now!!!
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Campground Map Update 1-1-2015

Happy New Year everyone! Only a week to go until Canopener 2015 is underway.

Over the past few days there have been some cancellations and site moves. I've tried to reflect them in the map updates below. Please take one more look at the maps and advise me of any changes through the RSVP page or via PM. I'll be publishing and printing the final maps on Sunday, January 4. We'd like them to be as accurate a possible.

Canopener 2015 Campground Map - Outside Loop 103

Canopener 2015 Campground Map - 103 Loop

Unfortunately plans change at the last minute. If you have to change your plans to attend the rally, please let us know on the RSVP page. Link below:

Canopener 2015 Rally Registration - RSVP
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