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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 can be found at the LOST website.

  • OGT is asking you to please consider sharing your greenways and trails success stories, upcoming events and calendar announcements. In turn, the information offered may be featured in the Office of Greenways and Trails quarterly Newsletter, Connections, or listed on our community calendar below. Send information and notices to doug.alderson@dep.state.fl.us.
  • Be sure to check out the numerous Florida state park events offered every month. The drop down menu can help you narrow down events to just hiking, bicycling, equestrian and paddling if you wish.

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

MAY 2015

JUNE 2015 - Great Outdoors Month

  • 2nd Annual Mount Dora Paddlefest, June 6-7, at the Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora. Various types of races will occur both days along with a Saturday evening presentation by international paddler Rod Price.
  • Volusia County National Trails Day event, June 7, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Gemini Springs Park in DeBary, 37 Dirksen Drive. The event will feature information booths, children's activities, a nature hike, a walking tour, bicycle helmet giveaways and more.
  • National Water Trails Forum, June 24-26, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Co-hosted by the National Water Trails System, National park Service, River Management Society, River Network, Huron River Water Trail, Island Loop Water Trail, and Michigan Sea Grant.

JULY 2015 - National Recreation and Parks Month



  • Stay tuned for information about open houses to update the opportunity trails maps as part of the Florida Greenways and Trails System.

OCTOBER 2015, Florida Greenways and Trails Month!

  • 13th Florida Paddlers' Rendezvous, Suwannee River, October 16-18. Contact Sam Gellerstedt for more information, 727-265-7556.


  • WHEELS--ten thousand people on bikes, transit and trails in South Miami, November 11-15. The closed-to-cars cyclovia, three nights of block parties, and a Friday afternoon/Saturday morning conference are all free. The East Coast Greenway Alliance Fall Summit will be part of this event on the 13-15.


  • St. Johns History Paddle with Paddle Florida, December 4-8. Follow in the wake of famed 18th century naturalist William Bartram while paddling 55 miles of the St. Johns River and exploring historical sites and springs.


FEBRUARY 2016, Florida Hiking Month!

MARCH 2016, Florida Biking Month!

APRIL 2016

  • Paddle Florida Suwannee River Paddling Festival April 1-3. Supported 12-20 mile trip options on the Suwannee and Withlacoochee rivers along with evening entertainment and educational events.
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