COMMUNITY TRAILS CALENDAR
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
- 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
Connections, or listed on our community
calendar below. Send information and notices to
- 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.
JULY 2015 - National Recreation and Parks Month
Kayak Tours at Curry Hammock State Park Wednesdays
July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 11 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Kayak rentals available. Call 305-289-2690.
Guided River Tours on Loxahatchee River at Jonathan
Dickinson State Park, Fridays on July 3,
10, 17, 24 & 31 from 10 a.m. - noon.
Kayak and canoe rentals available. Call 561-745-5551 to
make a reservation.
Learn to Kayak at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park,
Sunday July 5, 2015, noon to 1 p.m. Free
with park admission.
Paddle to Mud Springs (it's not muddy) with the Putnam
Blueways & Trails CSO, Saturday, July 25, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Meet at John's Landing in the Walaka State Forest.
Guided Scrub Walk at Oscar Scherer State Park, Sunday,
July 26, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Free with park
admission. Space limited to 15 people.
- July 31, World Park Ranger Day!
- 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.
NOVEMBER 2015, Florida Paddlesports Month!
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
FEBRUARY 2016, Florida Hiking Month!
MARCH 2016, Florida Biking Month!
- March 30th, Take a Walk in the Park Day!
- 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
MAY 2016, National Bike Month!
JUNE 2016, Great Outdoors Month!
- June 6th, National Trails Day!
- June 15th, Nature Photography Day!
JULY 2016, National Recreation and Parks Month!