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17th of July 2018

New Release: Summer 2018 Footprint!

Summer 2018 Footprint Magazine The Florida Trail Association’s statewide publication, The Footprint, is published quarterly for Florida Trail Association members and friends of the Florida Trail. Each issue keeps you up to date with current events on the trail and with the Association. It includes highlights of upcoming activities that are open to the public, […]


2nd of July 2018

June 2018 E-blaze

June 2018 Big Shoals Ribbon Cutting & Inaugural Hike Celebrating a New Section North Florida Trail Program Manager, Jeff Glenn, writes: Earlier this month, the FTA celebrated the opening of a new section of the Florida Trail along the Suwannee River in Big Shoals State Park. Present were FTA staff and President, Leslie Wheeler, alongside the […]


21st of June 2018

We’re raffling gear this July!

More info HERE From July 1st to 31st, 2018: Join or Rejoin the Florida Trail Association in the month of July to receive a “Thank You” gift of a waterproof, submersible Loksak® cell phone holder (limited to the first 200 to sign-up or renew) and to be entered into our Membership Raffle! ***If you already renewed […]


8th of June 2018

Big Shoals Reroute Inaugural Ribbon Cutting & Hike

Tuesday, June 19th, 8am – 1pm Bell Springs Trailhead, Florida Trail White Springs, FL 32096 REGISTER HERE Join us in celebrating the opening of the Big Shoals reroute! The Big Shoals reroute closes a 5-mile gap in the Florida National Scenic Trail, getting hikers off paved roads and instead, on Big Shoals State Park land […]


15th of May 2018

Little Big Econ Cleanup on National Trails Day

Saturday, June 2nd, 9am – 2pm REGISTER HERE The Florida Trail Association & REI Winter Park presents: Meet at the Barr St Trailhead in Little Big Econ State Forest to join the FTA and REI Winter Park in giving back on National Trails Day! Lunch and work gear will be provided. This trailhead gets a […]


7th of May 2018

Follow Our Instagram Feed!

For those who do not have an Instagram account or smart phone, you can now follow our @floridatrail Instagram feed here (http://www.floridatrail.org/instagram/). 


30th of April 2018

April 2018 E-blaze

April 2018 Volunteers from the Tropical Trekkers Chapter celebrate the opening of Micco Bluff Micco Bluff Ribbon Cutting & Inaugural Hike Removing Roadwalk Central/South Florida Trail Program Manager, Kelly Wiener, writes: On March 31st 2018, the FTA celebrated the opening of a new section of the Florida Trail along the Kissimmee River with a ribbon […]


5th of April 2018

Micco Bluff Road Reroute

Personalize your own picture slideshow On March 31st 2018, the FTA celebrated the opening of a new section of the Florida Trail along the Kissimmee River with a ribbon cutting and inaugural hike. This reroute has eliminated 8 miles of road walk on Micco Bluff Road. The new section of trail is 11.9 miles in […]


1st of March 2018

City of Lake Butler Joins the Gateway Communities Program

North Florida Trail Program Manager, Jeff Glenn, writes: The small city of Lake Butler is quickly becoming one of the most looked-forward-to stops along the trail.  The hospitality shown to Florida Trail users is well known up and down the trail and the overnight lodging provided at the historic train depot is a one-of-a-kind experience […]


5th of February 2018

The FTA Office is Moving!

     During the week of February 5, we will be moving to 1050 NW 2nd Street, Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32601. Our Administrative Director, Janet Akerson, and Membership & Retail Coordinator, Diane Strong, will not be answering phones, filling orders or answering emails from now through the 11th. Our other FTA staff members including […]