Driving Directions from 6 Major Florida Airports


From Ft. Myers (Southwest Florida International Airport – RSW) to Archbold (approximately 70 miles)

  1. Take Terminal Access Road to I-75 North to State Route 80 East, Exit #141 (9 miles) to
  2. SR 29 North in LaBelle (25 miles)
  3. SR 29 North to US 27 North (15 miles)
  4. US 27 North to SR 70 West (20 miles)
  5. At intersection of SR 70 and US 27, go west on SR 70 (1.0 miles) (if pass over the railroad tracks, you have gone too far)
  6. Turn Left (South) onto Old State Road 8 (CR17) for 1.8 miles.
  7. Archbold's main entrance gate on the right

From Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Archbold (approximately 105 miles)

Opotion 1

  1. On airport property, follow the signs to South Exit (State Road 417, Central Florida Greenway, toll road). You will be traveling south ~4 miles to get to 417. Turn right, heading west.
  2. Follow SR 417 West ~18 miles (going through 2 tolls totaling $3.50 in 2018) until 417 ends at Interstate 4.
  3. I-4 West (towards Tampa). Travel ~7 miles to US 27, Exit #55.
  4. Take US 27 South (~77 miles) to SR 70 West
  5. At intersection of SR 70 and US 27, turn right (West) on SR 70 (1.0 miles) (if pass over the railroad tracks, you have gone too far)
  6. Turn Left (South) onto Old State Road 8 (CR17) for 1.8 miles.
  7. Archbold's main entrance gate on the right.

Option 2, Green Route more attractive drive, about 25 minutes/30 miles longer than Option 1

  1. On airport property, follow the signs to South Exit (State Road 417, Central Florida Greenway, toll road). You will be traveling south ~4 miles to get to 417. Turn right, heading west.
  2. Follow SR 417 West ~10 miles (going through 1 tolls totaling $1.75 in 2018) to..
  3. Florida's Turnpike South, continue South on Florida's Turnpike (~61 miles)
  4. Exit Turnpike at Yeehaw Junction (SR60 - exit 193) - total Turnpike toll $5.90 in 2018.
  5. Take a right to West SR 60 for 0.25 miles.
  6. Turn left (South) on US 441 go ~20 miles, passing through Fort Drum.
  7. Turn right (west) onto CR 68 for ~10 miles.
  8. At stop sign, turn right onto US 98 for ~5 miles, crossing the Kissimmee River.
  9. Just after crossing the river, turn left onto CR 721 and go ~9 miles till road ends.
  10. At stop sign turn right onto SR 70 and travel ~17 miles.
  11. At intersection of SR 70 and US 27, continue west on SR 70 (1.0 miles) (if pass over the railroad tracks, you have gone too far)
  12. Turn Left (South) onto Old State Road 8 (CR17) for 1.8 miles.
  13. Archbold's main entrance gate on the right.

From Tampa International Airport (TPA) to Archbold (approximately 110 miles)

Option 1

  1. Exit airport property toward downtown Tampa (south). Take I-275 South for ~39 miles across the Howard Franklin Bridge, through St. Petersburg, and across the Sunshine Skyway-($1.50 toll in 2018) to…
  2. I-75 South, travel ~10 miles to State Road 70 East, Exit #217.
  3. Follow SR 70 East to Arcadia (~40 miles), continue east from Arcadia (~31 miles) to…
  4. Old State Road 8 (CR17) (immediately after RR tracks) on the right. (if you get to Hwy 27, you have gone too far)
  5. Turn right (south) on Old State Road 8 (CR17) for 1.8 miles; Archbold’s main entrance on right.

Option 2 (possibly more traffic, approximately 126 miles)

  1. Exit airport property by heading northeast on George J Bean Inbound Pkwy.
  2. Continue onto George J Bean Outbound Pkwy ~1.9 miles.
  3. Take the ramp to FL-60 E / E Spruce Street. Keep right at the fork to continue toward FL-60 E.
  4. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-275/Tampa/St Petersburg and merge onto FL-60 E.
  5. Take the exit onto I-275 N, then go ~5.4 miles to I-4 E.
  6. Take exit 45B to merge onto I-4 E toward Orlando.
  7. Go 26.2 miles on I-4 East to Exit 27 to the Polk Parkway North/FL-570 (toll road $1.50 in 2018).
  8. Travel on Polk Parkway to exit 10 (Highway 98-Bartow). At the light at the end of them exit ramp, go right on Hwy 98/FL-700/S/Bartow Rd. for ~8 miles to E Van Fleet Dr/Hwy 60 East in Bartow.
  9. Turn east, left, on E Van Fleet Dr. and follow signs for Hwy 60 to Lakes Wales. Travel ~15 miles to the US-27 S ramp to Avon Park …
  10. Turn right on US-27, going south for about ~54 miles to SR 70.
  11. At the intersection of SR 70 and US 27, turn right heading west on SR 70 for ~1.0 mile) (if pass over the railroad tracks, you have gone too far).
  12. Turn left (South) onto Old State Road 8 (CR17) for 1.8 miles.
  13. Archbold's main entrance gate on the right.

From Miami International Airport (MIA) to Archbold (approximately 145 miles)

  1. Take State Route 836 West (East-West Expressway) (4 miles) to…
  2. SR 826 North (Palmetto Expressway) (8 miles) to…
  3. I-75 towards Naples
  4. Take exit 23 onto US 27 North towards South Bay (108 miles)
  5. At intersection of SR 70 and US 27, go west on SR 70 (1.0 miles) (if pass over the railroad tracks, you have gone too far)
  6. Turn Left (South) onto Old State Road 8 (CR17) for 1.8 miles.
  7. Archbold's main entrance gate on the right.

From Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) (approximately 100 miles)

  1. Head east toward James L Turnage Blvd
  2. Merge onto I-95 N via ramp toward West Palm Beach. Go ~7.5 miles.
  3. Take exit 76 for FL-708/Blue Heron Blvd for ~.3 miles.
  4. Turn left at FL-708 W/W Blue Heron Blvd for ~1 mile.
  5. Continue onto FL-710 W/Bee Line Hwy for ~53 miles
  6. Turn left at FL-70 W/NE Park St for ~34 miles
  7. At the intersection of SR 70 and US 27, continue heading west on SR 70 for ~1.0 mile) (if pass over the railroad tracks, you have gone too far).
  8. Turn left (south) onto Old State Road 8 (CR17) for 1.8 miles.
  9. Archbold's main entrance gate on the right.

From Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) (approximately 133 miles)

  1. Head south on Terminal Dr toward S Service Rd for ~0.5 mi
  2. Follow signs for I-595 W/I-95/Florida's Turnpike and merge onto I-595 W. Go ~15.0 miles.
  3. I-595W becomes I-75N (4.9 miles)
  4. Take Exit 23 to merge onto FL-25 N/US-27 N toward South Bay and on toward Lake Placid traveling 108 miles.
  5. At the intersection of SR 70 and US 27, turn left heading west on SR 70 for ~1.0 mile) (if pass over the railroad tracks, you have gone too far).
  6. Turn left (south) onto Old State Road 8 (CR17) for ~1.8 miles.
  7. Archbold's main entrance gate on the right.