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  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closes portions of Lake O Scenic Trail & Boat Ramp:
    The USACE will close additional portions of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) as rehabilitation continues on the Herbert Hoover Dike, the earthen structure surrounding the lake. The trail and boat ramp are expected to be closed for the duration of construction, currently estimated to last about 18 months as of April 11, 2014. In addition to these new closures, the trail remains closed in various locations between Moore Haven and South Bay on the south side of the lake, and between Canal Point and Port Mayaca on the east side. More information on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail and a map of current closures can be found at the LOST website.
  • Repairs have begun on the State Road 207 bike trail in St. Johns County. The trail will be closed until work is complete in early 2015.

  • The Office of Greenways and Trails (OGT) needs your assistance! We would like to help citizens and visitors to Florida stay informed and involved in the numerous projects and events occurring regularly on greenways and trails throughout our state.

    Promoting the economic, health, transportation, recreation and conservation benefits of greenways and trails, as well as providing information to the public about where these opportunities exist, is vital to the success of the Florida Greenways and Trails System.

    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 trail events offered by Florida state parks every month by clicking here.

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


  • On January 1, find a First Day Hike near you in one of Florida's state parks. Click on each district on this state park events page.
  • City of Kissimmee groundbreaking event for the Shingle Creek Regional Trail Project, Friday, January 9, 10 a.m. behind the Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum in Kissimmee.
  • Sunday Afternoon Bicycle & Picnic with the Putnam Blueways and Trails CSO, January 11, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at West Putnam Recreational Park in Interlachen.
  • Paddle Florida's Keys Challenge, Jan. 15-22; 70-mile paddle from Long Key State Park to Key West with lots of sun, sand, blue waters and historic railroad bridges in between.


  • Iron Horse Endurance Runs: 100 mile, 110 KM and 50 mile endurance runs on Palatka Lake Butler Trail and Florida Forest Service unpaved roads, Saturday, February 7, 7 a.m. at Florahome.

MARCH 2015

APRIL 2015


  • Palatka Bicycle Festival April 18-19, sponsored by Palatka Main Street and the Putnam Blueways & Trails CSO. Stay tuned for more details!
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