Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System
October 5-7, 2018
Wayne G. Sanborn Activity Center in Earl Brown Park
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 spawned by this 1968 Act of Congress. Everyone’s invited to drop in and check out these amazing public resources!
Learn about America’s important trails and opportunities to enjoy, traverse and volunteer on them
Check out various presentations, demos and displays; and meet a variety of outdoor leaders
Hear from compelling guests, including: our Friday evening speaker, outdoor diversity advocate and author, Audrey Peterman and on Saturday night, well-known speed-hiker and author, Jennifer Pharr Davis
Other exciting guests from the outdoor community will also be present
Bonus: We’ll also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act!
Put this FREE EVENT on your calendar and help us spread the word! We’ll be sharing more information as the date gets closer. It’s time to celebrate this important legislation and the trails and communities that are its legacy! To find out more info about the National Trails System’s 50th Anniversary, visit: Trails50.org.
Check out a glimpse of Jennifer Pharr Davis’s “Pursuit of Endurance.” We look forward to having her as one of our guest speakers at the National Trails Festival!
Audrey and Frank Peterman have been pioneers in the green and conservation movement since 1995.They are among the leading experts on America’s publicly-owned lands system. They are tenacious advocates for breaking the color barrier and integration of our natural treasures as a way for all Americans, including children, youth, adults and seniors regardless of ethnic heritage to better appreciate our collective history and achieve a truly democratic society.
Sandra Friend and John Keatley will be launching and signing their new, full-color Third Edition book, “50 Hikes in Central Florida”