This spring I intend to trek from Milton Fl to near Lisbon Fl, and return. Averaging 45-60 miles a day, camping and occasional motel. I need help from anyone with local knowledge. Outbound route would be Milton> Perry> Dunnellon> Leesburg> Lisbon. Return would go through Ocala National Forest and join the AdventureCyclingAssn Southern-Tier Route near Citra. Outbound to Perry, I would connect to either Hwy 20 or Hwy 98 near FtWalton. Perry to Dunnellon would be via Steinhatchee and Manatee Springs State Park.
So far, I think that only low to moderate traffic is probable; however Dunnellon to Lisbon is likely problematic. (My actual destination is east of Leesburg, south of Lisbon.) Should I proceed from Dunnellon to Inverness, go east on Hwy 44 thru Leesburg(city) to Destination. Or alternatively, Dunnellon> Hwy 484> Hwy 42> Hwy 452> Lisbon> Destination?
Return route will be Lisbon> Hwy 452> east on Hwy 42 to Altoona> Hwy 19, Ocala National Forest> Citra> ACAST to Milton. I would appreciate any advice/thoughts, particurarly regarding interesting stops, camp sites, traffic, etc.