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4th of May 2021

April 2021 E-blaze

Take a look at April’s E-Blaze for exciting new updates!


1st of April 2021

Florida Trail Photo Contest 2021

Congratulations to the winners of the Florida Trail Photo Contest who will be featured in our first ever calendar for 2022! The winners are: Alison Blakeslee, Waldo, FL Amy Deese, Mims, FL Kurt Emmanuele, Chattanooga, TN Riley Fortier, South Miami, FL Mike Hankey, White Springs Matthew Hengst, Lake Forest, CA Kathryn Kovach Esther Muram, Lauderhill, […]


March 2021 E-blaze

Take a look at March’s E-Blaze for exciting new updates!


29th of December 2020

December 2020 E-blaze

December 2020 Big Cypress Trail Maintenance Central & South FL Trail Program Manager, Jenna Taylor, writes: The Southern Terminus in Big Cypress National Preserve at the Oasis Visitors Center sees hundreds of visitors a day, anxious to see an alligator or two. Over the weekend of December 4th to 6th, they were treated to another […]


8th of December 2020

2020 FTA Response to Big Cypress Backcountry Access Plan


2nd of December 2020

November 2020 E-blaze

November 2020 Giving Tuesday is tomorrow December 1st When you donate to the Florida Trail Association (FTA), you help us train and support our incredible volunteers who dedicate their time to preserving the Trail today so you can enjoy it long into the future. Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. Please make a generous gift to support the FTA’s […]


30th of October 2020

The FTA Welcomes Royce Gibson as the New Executive Director

Royce Gibson was recently selected as the Florida Trail Association’s (FTA) new executive director. Gibson began work this week leading the organization in its mission to build, maintain, protect, and promote the Florida National Scenic Trail (Florida Trail), along with a network of hiking trails throughout the state of Florida. David Waldrop, president of the FTA’s […]


October 2020 E-blaze

October 2020 The FTA Welcomes Royce Gibson as the new Executive Director Royce Gibson was recently selected as the Florida Trail Association’s (FTA) new executive director. Gibson began work this week leading the organization in its mission to build, maintain, protect, and promote the Florida National Scenic Trail (Florida Trail), along with a network of hiking […]


29th of September 2020

September 2020 E-blaze

September 2020 Byrd Hammock Archaeological Site National Historic Landmark Along the Florida Trail Potsherd from the Byrd Hammock site. Photo credit: National Park Service Panhandle Trail Program Manager, Adam Fryska, writes: Did you know that the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge contains one of the most important archaeological sites in the state? Just a couple […]


3rd of September 2020

August 2020 E-blaze

August 2020 Big Bend Reroute Update USFS Staff, FTA Staff & Board Members scout Fenholloway River as a part of the Big Bend Reroute, 2017. We are thrilled to share an update on our progress closing one of the largest gaps in the Florida Trail– a 50-mile gap between Twin Rivers State Forest and the […]