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Florida Trail Town Program

The Florida Trail Town Program

A Trail Town is a vibrant destination where people come together. It is a place where trail users can venture off a hiking, biking, equestrian or paddling trail to enjoy the services and unique heritage of the community, benefiting the town economically and socially. Does your community desire to become a designated Florida Trail Town? Start with the community self-assessment and questionnaire or contact the Office of Greenways and Trails. Designated towns receive free metal trail town signs, stickers and publicity.

Florida's Designated Trail Towns

Dunedin

When you walk the streets of downtown Dunedin, you see a multitude of bike shops, bustling inns, busy cafes and humming businesses. The downtown area is also filled with joggers, bikers, in-line skaters and leisurely walkers, all perusing local businesses and enjoying coastal scenery. Much of the excitement and vitality in Dunedin comes from the Pinellas Trail, which runs through town on an abandoned CSX railroad corridor. Thanks to the Pinellas Trail, downtown Dunedin’s business occupancy rate rose from 30 percent to 100 percent. Find out why Dunedin was chosen as Florida's inaugural trail town by clicking on the links below.


Titusville

The City of Titusville, along Florida's East Coast, sits at the confluence of three long-distance trails: Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail, East Coast Greenway, and the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop. The town's steps to becoming a trail town include forming a trails committee, spearheading efforts to build a bicycle/pedestrian bridge over Garden Street (SR 406--their busiest thoroughfare), revamping downtown streets to be more bicycle/pedestrian friendly, and opening a new visitor's center in 2017 that includes a bike shop inside! Titusville was designated as Florida's second official trail town in June of 2018.

Malabar

This small town located at the southern end of Brevard County along Florida's East Coast was designated due to its vigorous efforts to establish walking, bicycling and paddling trails through its conservation areas. The town has an active Trails and Greenways Committee that works to connect their trail system to neighboring towns and they came together to build an impressive trail shelter, an ideal spot for a rest break or picnic or to take refuge from a storm.

Vilano Beach

Located just north of St. Augustine along Highway A1A, Vilano Beach has developed a wide range of amenities for bicyclists on the East Coast Greenway and paddlers on the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail. The town has wide paved trails on both sides of their main boulevard along with directional signage on every block.

Clermont

located at the halfway point of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail, Clermont's South Lake Trail provides numerous amenities for trail users such as restrooms, shade, information kiosks, way-finding signs, water fountains and showers. Plus, motels, restaurants and a pedestrian-friendly downtown can easily be reached from the trail.


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October 3, 2018 - 4:32pm

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