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Econfina River

Length: 36.9 miles (linear) 

Fungi (Bob Coveney)Most of this section of trail is a public-spirited effort of the Foley Land and Timber Company in cooperation with the Florida Trail Association. The forestry practices are visible along the trail. The Econfina River flows diagonally across the section. Deer, turkey, and other wildlife may be observed on occasion. Private hunt clubs lease the land for hunting.

South of the trail, the city of Perry (crossroads of US 98, US 27, and US 221) is the home of the Forest Capital Museum State Park, which commemorates Florida’s long history as a timber-producing state. In late October, the Florida forestry industry celebrates its good fortunes with the gala Florida Forestry Festival. A parade, a giant fish fry, an awards banquet, and a crafts exposition attract nearly 50,000 people to this Big Bend city’s festival every year. Hikers are welcome to attend.  For more information contact the Suwannee Chapter