East Central Regional Rail Trail

Following a historic railroad corridor through southern Volusia County, the 37-mile East Central Regional Rail Trail (ECRRT) links together Edgewater, Maytown, Osteen, and Enterprise while showcasing wild landscapes along the route.
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East Central Regional Rail Trail

Brevard’s Coast to Coast Trail

Anchoring the eastern end of the state-spanning Coast to Coast Trail, a bike trail system across Central Florida, the Brevard Coast to Coast Trail connects Titusville to Mims and Scottsmoor to provide cyclists with the longest dedicated paved bike path in the county.
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Brevard’s Coast to Coast Trail

I Did A (Bit of) I Did-A-Hike

Despite pouring rain and thunderstorms, nearly 240 people showed up to tackle the Florida Trail along the Suwannee River for the annual I-Did-A-Hike, and it made for a memorable experience.
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I Did A (Bit of) I Did-A-Hike

A Paddle I Will Never Forget

Taking on a remote stretch of the Indian River Lagoon paralleling the wildest part of Canaveral National Seashore, our group of paddlers turns back until only two kayakers are left, fighting the wind to reach our goal.
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A Paddle I Will Never Forget

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Florida Trail GuideFlorida is different. Stretching 1,400 miles from the edge of the Everglades to Pensacola Beach, the Florida Trail is one of only 11 National Scenic Trails across America. It starts in a swamp, and ends on a beach. What you’ll see in between will give you a new appreciation for natural Florida.

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Apr 10: 50 Hikes & More: Hiking Central Florida. College of Central Florida, Ocala
Apr 10: Alligators Everywhere! Outdoor Writing in Florida. College of Central Florida, Ocala
May 18: Hiking the Florida Trail, 10 AM, Stone School. Appalachian Trail Days, Damascus VA


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Apr 6: Florida Trail Association Annual Meeting, Gainesville
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Newest & Updated Destinations

Apollo Beach Nature Preserve

Apollo Beach Nature Preserve

With its natural waterfront on Tampa Bay, Apollo Beach Nature Preserve is a perfect place for birders, not beachgoers, a place to launch a kayak and scan the skies for osprey.
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East Central Regional Rail Trail

East Central Regional Rail Trail

Following a historic railroad corridor through southern Volusia County, the 37-mile East Central Regional Rail Trail (ECRRT) links together Edgewater, Maytown, Osteen, and Enterprise while showcasing wild landscapes along the route.
Read More
Brevard Coast to Coast Trail

Brevard’s Coast to Coast Trail

Anchoring the eastern end of the state-spanning Coast to Coast Trail, a bike trail system across Central Florida, the Brevard Coast to Coast Trail connects Titusville to Mims and Scottsmoor to provide cyclists with the longest dedicated paved bike path in the county.
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Florida Trail Suwannee

Florida Trail, Camp Branch to Suwannee Springs

7.4 miles. Rugged climbs through abandoned river channels and along the highest elevations along the Suwannee River make this hike a serious roller-coaster through river bluff forests and sandy beaches.
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Recent Articles

BearVault

How to prepare for a backpacking trip

What does a hiker need to spend a week, or a month, or three months on the trail? Here are trail-tested suggestions for backpacking in Florida for trips of a week or more
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2019 I-Did-A-Hike

I Did A (Bit of) I Did-A-Hike

Despite pouring rain and thunderstorms, nearly 240 people showed up to tackle the Florida Trail along the Suwannee River for the annual I-Did-A-Hike, and it made for a memorable experience.
Read More
Paddling Mosquito Lagoon

A Paddle I Will Never Forget

Taking on a remote stretch of the Indian River Lagoon paralleling the wildest part of Canaveral National Seashore, our group of paddlers turns back until only two kayakers are left, fighting the wind to reach our goal.
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Turkey Creek paddle Palm Bay

Turkey Creek and the Space Coast Paddlers

A chance meeting of old friends leads to my first paddling trip down Turkey Creek and the opportunity to connect with our local paddling club, the Space Coast Paddlers, by talking about our most recent guidebook.
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