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 are on
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RECURRING AND ONGOING EVENTS
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).
National Bike Month
JUNE 2017, Great Outdoors Month
Wings Over Florida - Apalachicola
River Wildlife Environmental Area, Osceola County. 9:00
a.m.-12:00 p.m. A guided hike and birding trip.
- 3: American Hiking Society's,
National Trails Day.
Thousands of events. One shared experience. Find an
event near you!
National Recreation and
- 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.
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!
Wings Over Florida - Guana River
Wildlife Environmental Area. 8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. A
guided hike and birding trip.
43rd Annual Mount Dora Bicycle Festival 14 bike routes
and festivities. Registration opens in May.
Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit, Durham, NC. Sponsored by the East Coast
Annual Bike Ride on the Withlacoochee State Trail, one
of the top ten destination trails in the nation.
Paddlesport Conference, Wesser, NC. Family paddling
opportunties, educational sessions, instructor training
workshops, canopy tour etc.
Bike Florida's Forgotten Coast Tour. The tour begins at St. Joe and
includes Apalachicola, St. George Island, Wakulla Springs,
and the St. Mark National Wildlife Refuge. This is a small
NOVEMBER 2017, Florida Paddlesports Month
Tour, Bike Florida's tour of Florida's east coast, St.
Augustine to Palatka.
Wings Over Florida -
Hungryland Wildlife Environmental Area. 8:30 a.m.-11:30
p.m. A guided hike and birding trip of the area.