Page Banner

Office of Greenways and Trails

January 2023 activity month header

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.

Resources

Community Trails Calendar

Coast-to-Coast Alliance Meeting RSVP

Priority and Opportunity Maps public meeting schedule

Setting Goals to Get Your Family in Nature

Download our fun January iPhone background

January 2023 activity month calendar

Save the Date for our monthly Outdoor Florida Webinar Series

Outdoor Florida Webinar Series

Learn more.

 


Trail Safety Video

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 Always Put Safety First.

                                         More Trail Safety Information
Trail Safety Poster
Trail Safety at Crossings

For even more information on trail safety, please visit our assistance and resources section.



outdoor-rec-photo

Do you enjoy hiking, biking, paddling or horseback riding? The Office of Greenways and Trails  (OGT) within the Division of Recreation and Parks provides statewide leadership and coordination to establish, expand and promote non-motorized trails that make up the Florida Greenways and Trails System, pursuant to the Florida Greenways and Trails Act (Ch. 260, Florida Statutes). More can be found in the Office Overview and Historical Timeline


"Florida's Growing Trail System" article in the March/April 2019 issue of Quality Cities Magazine provides an overview of Florida's trail system and Trail Town program.


To be included in OGT's online calendar, send regional and state event announcements to Doug Alderson.


Featured Publications: 2019-2023 Florida Greenways and Trails System PlanUnpaved Non-Motorized Trail GuidelinesTrail Design Standards Infogram2022 Outdoor Recreation Economic InfogramEstablishing and Promoting a Paddling Trail or Blueways System.


Florida trails 500-plus miles in length:

    

Two Equestrians in Apalachicola State Forest

Popular Publications

Adobe PDF Document File Icon

Segment 12 Map Book

Segment 12 map book for the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail
Adobe PDF Document File Icon

Florida Bike Touring and State Trail Public Camping Options

Florida Bike Touring and State Trail Public Camping Options
Share:      

Some content on this site is saved in an alternative format. The following icons link to free Reader/Viewer software:
PDF: | Word: | Excel: