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31st of March 2020

March 2020 E-blaze

March 2020 FTA’s Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak After monitoring widespread and rapidly changing closures across the Florida Trail, the FTA is strongly recommending that the public cease backpacking on the Florida Trail, including section hiking and thru-hiking. In addition to trail and campsite closures, many local businesses typically used for resupply points are closed. The FTA […]


27th of March 2020

Florida Trail Virtual Puzzles

Take a journey through the FT landscape wherever you may be Each Friday from now through May 2020, we’ll be sharing five new virtual Florida Trail puzzles for you to solve and enjoy from home. Get lost in the landscape with us! These puzzles can be solved via a computer, tablet or phone, although the […]


2nd of March 2020

February 2020 E-blaze

  February 2020 Trail Recovery & Regeneration The FT in Econfina is Accessible Again Panhandle Trail Program Manager, Adam Fryska, writes: The FTA is happy to announce that the Econfina Section has been re-opened following the catastrophic damage sustained during Hurricane Michael. This was a monumental effort, requiring 4 major staff-supported Volunteer Work parties, 2 […]


3rd of February 2020

January 2020 E-blaze

January 2020 Introducing the FTA’s New Central/South Florida Trail Program Manager Welcome to the team, Jenna! We are thrilled to share that Jenna Taylor has joined the FTA team as the new Central/South Florida Trail Program Manager. This position became available after the previous manager, Kelly Wiener, stepped into FTA’s Trail Program Director role this […]


7th of January 2020

Trekking Onward into 2020

January 2020 Looking Back on 2019 & Trekking Onward into 2020 The Florida Trail Association’s mission to build, maintain, protect and promote our unique Florida National Scenic Trail along with a network of hiking trails throughout the state would not be possible without the collaborative effort of the US Forest Service, our volunteers and partner […]


2nd of December 2019

November 2019 E-blaze

November 2019 Seminole State Forest Ribbon Cutting On November 2nd, about 70 participants met at the Cassia Trailhead in Eustis, FL and joined us in celebrating the completion of a 5.3-mile reroute through Seminole State Forest. This new section removes 3.2 miles of paved road walk along busy SR 44 and roads in the Royal […]


5th of November 2019

October 2019 E-blaze

October 2019 Recovering the FT in Econfina Panhandle Trail Program Manager, Adam Fryska, writes: As our membership is no doubt aware, the Florida Trail in the Panhandle Region suffered a devastating blow from Hurricane Michael. With the one-year anniversary of the storm’s landfall now behind us, the volunteers of the Panhandle Chapter continue to work […]


24th of October 2019

Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2020


2nd of October 2019

September 2019 E-blaze

September 2019 National Public Lands Day “Our public lands – whether a national park or monument, wildlife refuge, forest or prairie – make each one of us land-rich. It is our inheritance as citizens of a country called America.” – Terry Tempest Williams North Florida Trail Program Manager, Jeff Glenn, writes: This past weekend, the FTA partnered with REI in […]


17th of September 2019

Now Hiring: Central/South Trail Program Manager

Full Job Description: Central South Trail Program Manager