The Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail (C2C) was conceived as an ambitious effort to create a continuous paved multi-use trail across the state of Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, the first state trail of its kind in the United States. It will span approximately 250 miles and is currently 88 percent complete. The trail will link communities between St. Petersburg and Titusville along its entire length, allowing residents and visitors to explore Central Florida by bicycle or foot. This corridor includes most of the 51-mile East Central Regional Rail Trail, the longest single rail-trail corridor ever acquired by the Office of Greenways and Trails. The trail is linking all or part of several existing multi-use trails and will be managed by a broad range of communities and agencies.
After a four-year hiatus, the Coast-to-Coast (C2C) Alliance had a kick-off meeting on Feb. 14, 2023, at Wekiwa Springs State Park. Attendees included trail users, managers, private industry, and economic developers all eager to learn about and collaborate on the future of the C2C. The presentation panels discussed topics such as strategic planning, maintenance, safety, signage, promotion, and funding opportunities as well as trail updates from each of the C2C counties. The C2C Alliance will continue to meet with more frequent quarterly meetings to discuss special topics. A link to the speakers’ presentations is below, with the password to access the file.
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.