They say the journey is better than the destination. That is definitely true if you are passing by Martin Grade Highway. The Grade is a highway in Florida with one of the best scenic views.
The Martin Grade is home to dozens of 100-year-old oak trees along the road forming an amazing canopy. This is Florida's 25th scenic highway and is surrounded by pastures, groves, swamps, and a magical forest. The County Road 714 is located in Martin County near Stuart, Florida and as soon as you drive by you will be captivated by a 12-mile road of natural scenery.
This historic road seems to be forgotten by many locals and tourists. But, if you are visiting West Palm Beach you can easily take a short drive to this hidden highway.
According to Stuart Magazine, the highway runs between Allapattah Road and Warfield Boulevard. Locals call this place The Grade and it looks like out of a movie scene. The area has been untouched since early settlers and if you come during a sunny day, you will be mesmerized by its beauty.
This route is also known as Martin Downs Boulevard and Southeast Monterey Road. It's even more magical if your drive by in a convertible. You will probably not find many drivers around as this highway is hidden, and the best part? At the end of the road, you will find a beachside town, sandy lagoons, and so much more. Don't forget your professional camera because this is a scene to be captured.