The Route of the Hiawatha is a bike trail created from the old Milwaukee Road rail bed. The railroad here was built between 1906 and 1911 and after 70 years of hardship and glory was abandoned in 1980. In 1998 a portion of the route was reopened to recreational use in the form of a 15-mile groomed biking path that follows what was once the great Milwaukee Railroad. The trail takes you through 11 large train tunnels and across 9 sky-high trestles to the North Fork of the St. Joe River. Have your flashlights and bike lamps ready when you enter the 1.7 miles of darkness of The Taft Tunnel. Guided tours, bike rentals, and shuttles are available.