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7th of January 2019

Lake Lizzie Ribbon Cutting & Inaugural Hike

Lake Lizzie Preserve, one of the newest sections of the Florida Trail that was added as a part of our efforts to close the Central Florida Gap. On Friday, January 25th, join the Florida Trail Coalition members in celebrating our new partnership with Osceola County. We will be holding a public ribbon cutting ceremony and […]

14th of December 2018

November 2018 E-Blaze

November 2018 2018-2019 Florida Trail Data Book & Maps It’s prime preparation time for the Florida Trail hiking season! The up-to-date 2018-2019 Florida Trail Data Book and printed maps are now available through the FTA store! FT Databook Western Corridor Puncheon Project Work continues in the Ocala National Forest Over the course of 16 days of consecutive work […]

14th of November 2018

FTA presents: Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2019

9th of November 2018

New Florida Trail Association phone app!

  There is now a *free* Florida Trail Association app available for download! In the FTA App you can: – Explore the Florida National Scenic Trail interactive map. – Get up to date trail notices and closures information. – Get news, volunteer event opportunities and chapter information. – Download the trail and basemap data to […]

1st of November 2018

October 2018 E-blaze

October 2018 Trail Skills Training 2018 Community Outreach Manager, Van Tran, writes: At the end of September, we hosted our 6th Annual Trail Skills Training at Camp La-No-Che in Paisley, Florida. We had our largest turnout of volunteers yet with a total of 61 new and veteran volunteers, 31 who attended the Technical Skills Track […]

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 […]