About the Scenic Highway
Rich in history, the Scenic Bluffs provide a wonderful sample of the Pensacola area’s past. Read about the Scenic Highway as well as the history of the bluffs.
Native and Invasive Species
With an abundance of native and invasive species, the Scenic Highway Corridor offers an assortment of specimens to explore.
Attractions & Shopping
The Pensacola Scenic Bluffs corridor has abundant recreational opportunities in the form of boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking, bicycling, bird watching, walking and of course shopping and eating.
The Scenic Highway Foundation is opening up a new facet of Pensacola tourism with its first ever trolley and bay cruise along Scenic Highway on Saturday, October 13 from 2:00 until 7:00 p.m. The tour is a fundraiser to help restore the Old Chimney and begin plans for a biking and pedestrian path along the highway.
Attendees will park in one of the parking lots on Commendencia Street south of Main and board one of the 40-passenger trolleys waiting near the ferry dock at 1:45 p.m., departing promptly at 2 p.m. for a tour of the entire 11-mile corridor, which ends at the Santa Rosa causeway. The trolley will then turn around and retrace the highway, while a Scenic Highway board member points out historic sites and tells stories and lore about the highway. Once the trolley tour is completed, attendees will travel to the Days Inn at Cervantes and Palafox streets for a wine and food reception, and for the Scenic Highway Foundation to conduct a short annual meeting. Passengers will then take the trolley back to the ferry dock and board one of the National Park Service’s ferries for a cruise up Pensacola and Escambia Bays for a scenic vista no one ever gets to see—our spectacular red clay bluffs from the water at sunset.
Please join the Scenic Highway Foundation for a new Pensacola adventure! Tickets are $125 and are available through Paypal with a credit card through our web site: https://pensacolascenicbluffs.org/. There is also a link to our site on our Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Facebook page. Space is limited to 80 passengers. For information, please ring Robin Rowan, Scenic Highway Foundation, at 850.433.1319.
Can’t join on the tour? Please make a donation here.
Questions? We’ve got answers. The 2018 Amendments.
This year we will see 13 amendments, not including any local amendments, on the ballot in November. Not sure what they are or what they mean? That’s ok. The Scenic Highway Foundation has invited the League of Women Voters of the Pensacola Bay Area to provide us with an overview of each amendment you can expect to see on the ballot this year.
Join us at the West Florida Genealogy Branch Library | 5740 North 9th Avenue | Pensacola, FL 32504
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT) for this important and informative event. Feel free to bring a friend and a brown bag lunch!
Let us know if you plan to join us. Get your ticket by visiting the link below:
On social media? Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2226782547351440/?ti=icl for updates on the event.
October 2018 Newsletter
1916 Pensacola: A City in Transition
Dr. Brian Rucker presentation on “1916 Pensacola: A City in Transition”.
Recently Added Photos
Redesigning the Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway
Increasing Environmental and Cultural Sustainability by Creating Identity
This presentation provides a landscape design created by three Michigan University Master Degree Candidates for Scenic Highway.
Created by Olivia Garnett, Helen Graham, and Mary Hejna in April 2012, at the University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment, this presentation provides information on the redesign of the Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway.
Monthly Chimney Park and Bay Bluffs Cleanups
Please join OceanHourFL, Earth Ethics Inc., The Pensacola Scenic Highway Foundation, University of Florida Sea Grant Program, Keep Pensacola Beautiful and the City of Pensacola every 2nd Saturday of the month at Chimney Park (Scenic Highway at Langley) or Bay Bluffs Park (Scenic Highway at Summit) from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for our monthly cleanups. Sign In is at 8:45 a.m. at either location. We really need folks at Chimney Park. Bay Bluffs is in a maintenance mode where Chimney Park is in a need mode. All supplies provided.
You can Sign Up In advance at: OceanHourFL.com
The Pensacola Scenic Bluffs and Ocean Hour are looking for volunteers to help remove waste from various locations. For a list of volunteer opportunities as well times and locations, please visit the Calendar page.