The Florida Trail is a 1300 mile footpath that stretches from the Big Cypress National Preserve in south Florida to Gulf Islands National Seashore in the panhandle. A thousand miles have been built. 300 miles of gaps require roadwalks that are hot, boring and dangerous. We are asking the Governor and the Florida legislature to close these gaps and complete a continuous footpath, set aside for posterity.

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Congratulations Sandra Friend on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Trail Association!

Sandra is a longtime FTA volunteer, author, and trail expert. Thank you, Sandra, for your dedication to the Florida Trail!

Read more: floridahikes.com/sandra-friend-receives-lifetime-achievement-award
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Did you know that the Florida Trail has 13 "Gateway Communities?"

WHITE SPRINGS
Gateway to the Florida Trail along the Suwannee River

BELLEVIEW
Gateway to the Florida Trail along the Cross Florida Greenway

CRESTVIEW
Gateway to the Florida Trail at Eglin Air Force Base

MILTON
Gateway to the Florida Trail at Blackwater River State Forest

PAHOKEE
Gateway to the Florida Trail at Lake Okeechobee east

INVERNESS
Gateway to the Florida Trail at Withlacoochee State Forest

CLEWISTON
Gateway to the Florida Trail at Lake Okeechobee south

OKEECHOBEE
Gateway to the Florida Trail at Lake Okeechobee north

MOORE HAVEN
Gateway to the Florida Trail at Lake Okeechobee west

PENSACOLA BEACH
Gateway to the Florida Trail on Santa Rosa Island

SOPCHOPPY
Gateway to the Florida Trail in the Apalachicola National Forest

BLOUNTSTOWN
Gateway to the Florida Trail at the Apalachicola River

SEMINOLE COUNTY
Gateway to the Florida Trail in Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Oviedo, Sanford and Winter Springs

These communities have proximity to the Florida National Scenic Trail, have accommodations, from hotels to B&Bs to campgrounds, have an availability of restaurants, have additional outdoor recreation opportunities such as other hiking trails, biking trails, paddling, birding, boating, beaches, etc. or traditional visitor draws such as historic districts, museums, shopping, or major attractions!
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Happy Friday! Here is Jim's latest edition of #FactFriday ... See MoreSee Less

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