The new year brings a great opportunity to set goals for outdoor fitness and adventuring in 2023. We invite you to explore Florida’s regional trail system this year, whether that means planning a long-distance hike or bike ride or just a short day trip. Between the 13 regional land trails located throughout the state, you’re sure to find a segment that piques your interest.
Coming up this year the Office of Greenways and Trails will be coordinating the Coast-to-Coast Alliance meeting at Wekiwa Springs State Park in February, finalizing updates to our priority trail system maps mid-year, and unveiling the new five-year Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan this fall. You might also find us at select recreation and outdoor events throughout the year.
This month on the Outdoor Florida webinar series we will be catching up with the Florida Bicycle Association and the U.S. Forest Service to see what volunteer opportunities, new programming, exciting partnerships, and big events they have planned for 2023. No matter if you are a casual outdoor enthusiast or a recreation professional, you’ll want to tune in on January 11th for this discussion. Sign up links for our 2023 webinars are now live, so reserve your spot HERE.
With our sunny skies and active lifestyles, Florida’s residents and visitors enjoy exploring our many miles of trails. Trail safety is important, particularly where trails and roadways cross. We all need to do our part to protect one another and prevent accidents. Whether as a motorist or trail user, we have a shared responsibility to:
Look and listen.
Obey signs and markings.
Take responsibility for our own safety.
The Florida Department of Transportation and Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Recreation and Parks joined together to put the spotlight on this important topic by developing a Trail Safety Video.
Feel free to share or download the video along with the extra information found below ... and remember to AlwaysPut Safety First.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.