Thursday, November 15, 2012

Enjoy National Take-A-Hike Day at a Florida State Park

The Florida Park Service is encouraging everyone to celebrate National Take A Hike Day at a Florida State Park.
National Take A Hike Day is Saturday, November the 17th and there are plenty of state parks in our area where you can enjoy a nice long walk.
Florida is home to more than 1,500 miles of multi-use trails in 171 state parks, trails and historic sites.
Trails and trail connections are extremely popular in the Sunshine state and are great economic generators for communities.
Trails consistently remain the No. 1 community amenity sought by prospective homeowners.  
Local state parks with hiking opportunities include The St. George Island State Park, The Bald Point State Park, the Ochlocknee River State Park in Wakulla County and the St. Joe Peninsula State Park in Gulf County.

There is also the 4 mile long Tate's Hell State Forest, High Bluff Hiking Trail between Eastpoint and Carrabelle.

For a list of hiking trails around the state visit the Florida Greenways and Trails website where you can search for trails by activity and location. e-mail with comments