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
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- 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.
Space Coast Connector Hike or Bike, Saturday,
May 2. This is a 7-mile stretch of the future
East Coast Regional Rail Trail/Coast to Coast Connector.
Registration is required. Participants can hike or
mountain bike this unpaved section.
Tails and Trails 5K and 10K races on trails in Tom
Brown Park in Tallahassee, Saturday, May 2.
Moon Paddle and Social on Lake Santa Fe in Melrose
with the Putnam Blueways and Trails CSO, Saturday,
May 2, 6-9 p.m.
Palm Bluff Trail Race and Ultra "Margaritas & Manure,"
Sunday, May 3, at the Palm Bluff Conservation Area near
"Close the Gap" Assessment of the Sumter County Study Area
fo the Coast to Coast Connector Trail, Thursday,
May 7, 4:45 - 6:30 Open House, Florida Grande
Motor Coach Resort, Webster.
Bicycle Clinic Techniques, Saturday, May 9,
9 a.m. - noon, Pavilion at Francis Youth Sports Complex,
to Murphy Island with Optional Camping, Saturday, May
16, 2 p.m. Organized by the Putnam Blueways & Trails CSO.
The 13th Great
Loxahatchee River Race near Jupiter, Saturday,
May 17. Sponsored by Wastewater Management and
the Florida Paddling Trails Association.
International Trails Symposium hosted by American
Trails, May 17-20, Portland, Oregon. Dozens of educational
sessions and mobile workshops are featured covering every
aspect of trails, greenways and blueways.
Paddle! the Florida Keys Spring Fling Paddleboard race
and fun day, Saturday, May 23, 8 a.m.
registration and 10:30 start. 90773 Old Hwy Tavernier
(Casa Mar Village).
Florida Folk Festival, May 22-24, Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State Park, White Springs
Paddling races on the
Imperial River in Bonita Springs Sunday, May
24. Registration begins at 9:30.
Battle on the Blueway SUP Race May 30th
on the Calusa Blueway in Fort Myers Beach, Lee County.
Putnam County Equestrian Ride Saturday, May 30th, 8-11
a.m. Call Bess Wall for details: 386-503-5181.
Kayak 101 and Paddling Tour on scenic Lake Hall,
Maclay Gardens State Park, Sunday, May 31st, 3-5 p.m. Free
with park admission but reservations required:
850-264-9343. Bring your own kayak or rent one from the
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,
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.
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!
- 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