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  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) closes portions of Lake O Scenic Trail & Boat Ramp:
    The USACE will close portions of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) as rehabilitation continues on the Herbert Hoover Dike, the earthen structure surrounding the lake. More information on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail and a map of current closures are on the LOST website.

  • Share your greenways and trails success stories, upcoming events and calendar announcements. The information may be featured in the Office of Greenways and Trails quarterly electronic Newsletter, Connections, or listed on our community calendar below. Send information and notices to doug.alderson@dep.state.fl.us.

 equestrians in Apalachicola Forest by Tracie Churhard West Orange Trail, Winter Garden, by Doug Alderson paddler on Ichetucknee River by Doug Alderson


  • Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Guided Paddle on South Creek in Oscar Scherer State Park. This natural tidal creek can sometimes be too shallow for a paddle, so a guided walk is the alternative. Registration between 8 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. at the Ranger Station on day of the paddle on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rentals are available.
  • Fridays, 9 a.m. Guided Hike & Bike in Oscar Scherer State Park. Walk one of six park trails and then bike on the Green Trail and a portion of the Legacy Trail. Also, guided scrub habitat walks in the park every Sunday morning from 8:30-10:00 a.m.
  • 3rd Saturday of each month, 8 a.m. Nature Hike with David at Silver Springs State Park,
  • 4th Saturday Paddle with the Apalachicola Riverkeeper on an Apalachicola River tributary or the river itself. Kayaks available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations, call 850-653-8936 or contact by e-mail. Free to members; $30 for non-members (which entitles one to a one-year membership).


  • August-November: East Coast Greenway Alliance, East Coast Relay. A series of organized walks, runs, and bike rides along the 3,000-mile East Coast Greenway from Maine to Key West, Florida.


  • 9: Wings Over Florida - Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area, Osceola County. 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  A guided hike and birding trip of the area.

OCTOBER 2017, Florida Greenways and Trails Month!

  • Stay tuned for information about the Suwannee Fat Tire Festival, Gainesville Cycling Festival, and Ride of the Living Dead and much more!
  • 7: Wings Over Florida - Guana River Wildlife Environmental Area. 8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.  A guided hike and birding trip.
  • 6-8: 43rd Annual Mount Dora Bicycle Festival 14 bike routes and festivities. Registration opens in May.

NOVEMBER 2017, Florida Paddlesports Month


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