central Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Johns River is the
state's premier greenway. The Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida
Greenway occupies much of the land formerly known as the Cross Florida
Barge Canal. A series of historic events transformed this corridor from
one of Florida's biggest public works projects ever to a world class
Today, this 110 mile corridor traverses a wide variety of
natural habitats and offers a variety of trails and recreation
areas where visitors can experience the wonders of Florida in
their own recreational style
A nature trail winds through Marshall Swamp. Trails blazed through barge
canal diggings provide challenging rides for equestrians. The Ocklawaha
and Withlacoochee Rivers, traversing opposite ends of the greenway,
supply miles of scenic paddling. The Santos area offers several miles of
trails for off-road biking.
The Cross Florida Greenway Land Bridge, a landscaped overpass that
connects the east and west sides of the Greenway, allows trail users and
wildlife to safely cross six lanes of Interstate 75 traffic
Anywhere along the Greenway, visitors might cross paths with something
wild -- gopher tortoises, whitetail deer, squirrels, shore birds,
waterfowl, alligators, or even manatees.
Can't find the Cross Florida Greenway information you are looking for?
Contact the Office of Greenways & Trails field office in Ocala at (352)
236-7143 or the main office in Tallahassee at 850-245-2052.
See a listing of staff.
Please take a moment of your day to complete this survey on the Santos
Trail System. Click on the address below to start the survey.
CFG Management Plan
The Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
is available online. Please visit the
Management Plan website for more