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11th of October 2018

Hurricane Michael Trail Closure

October 11, 2018 in response to Hurricane Michael We were left speechless this morning after seeing the destruction wreaked upon the Panhandle by Hurricane Michael, but it is our obligation to continue to communicate with our FTA community and to try our best to meet your needs. ***NOTICE TO ALL HIKERS AND FTA VOLUNTEERS***: The Florida […]


September 2018 E-blaze

September 2018 Join us next weekend! FTA Presents: The National Trails Festival Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System October 5-7, 2018 Wayne G. Sanborn Activity Center in Earl Brown Park Deland, FL The FTA invites all nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts to come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, October […]


11th of September 2018

FTA Sponsors PLAM

FTA President, Leslie Wheeler, will be representing the FTA at the upcoming PLAM Conference.  After a 10-year hiatus, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is proud to announce the return of PLAM – the Public Land Acquisition and Management Partnership Conference. This statewide conference focuses on public land acquisition and management issues in Florida and is […]


6th of September 2018

August 2018 E-Blaze

August 2018 Visitor Use Management Managing Use on Our National Scenic Trails Florida Trail Program Director, Alex Stigliano, writes: Florida Trail Program Staffers, Alex and Van, recently attended a workshop on visitor use management, accompanied by representatives from the other 10 National Scenic Trails. This workshop was designed to foster common knowledge and to develop a […]


2nd of August 2018

July 2018 E-blaze

July 2018 Gateway Communities Program Connecting FT Hikers with FT Communities Florida Trail Program Intern, Halle Goldstein, writes: The Gateway Communities Program is underway again! This program works by connecting our hikers to towns and small businesses along the Florida Trail, and vice versa. We are creating partnerships with the town councils and business owners in […]


26th of July 2018

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System

  October 5-7, 2018 Wayne G. Sanborn Activity Center in Earl Brown Park DeLand, FL The FTA invites all nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts to come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, October 5-7 in Deland, FL. The Florida Trail is one of eleven other designated national scenic trails that were […]


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

May 2018 E-blaze Newsletter

May 2018 The new route through Big Shoals SP eliminates 5 miles of road walk Big Shoals Reroute Removing Roadwalk North Florida Trail Program Manager, Jeff Glenn, writes: The Suwannee River is one of the major highlights on the Florida Trail (FT) and just recently, a brand new section of trail was opened up that […]