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Florida National Scenic Trail Logo features an orange "FT" formed into what looks like a house in front of a green outline of the state of Florida and a blue background

Florida National Scenic Trail 2021 Highlights

The Florida Trail Association provided the following trail highlights and photos for the 2021 calendar year: Local Economy, Tourism and Community Health This year our Gateway Communities program has continued to grow, thanks in large part to our intern grant from PNTS. Our intern added…

2020 Florida National Scenic Trail Highlights

Florida Trail Association (FTA) OUTREACH Cultural — FTA hosted their 3rd Annual Wild and Scenic Film festival, featuring 14 partner organizations and 350 attendees.  Visitor Engagement — FTA added two new Gateway Communities and five new passport stamp locations.  Education — FTA partnered with the…

Florida Trail ‘Big Bend’ reroute approved for implementation

Just around the bend Florida Trail ‘Big Bend’ reroute approved for implementation       by Shawn Thomas, Florida National Scenic Trail Administrator Adapted from an article originally published in the Florida Trail Association Footprint magazine Over 1,100 miles of the Florida Trail (FT) have been successfully certified,…

2019 Florida National Scenic Trail Highlights

Florida Trail Association (FTA) OUTREACH Trail Towns — FTA added two new towns to its revitalized Gateway Community program and received a $25,000 grant to install dedicated kiosks in four Gateway Communities. Programs — FTA hosted the Wild and Scenic Film Festival for 400 participants,…

Florida NST: 2018 Highlights

Florida Trail Association (FTA) OUTREACH Rejuvenated the Gateway Communities program in nine towns along the length of the trail. Introduced the first ever Florida Trail Passport. Stamps can be collected at participating Gateway Community businesses as a fun way for hikers to engage and support…

Florida NST 2017 Highlights

Florida Trail Association (FTA) OUTREACH Website — FTA updated look and functionality of its website and added interactive maps to streamline the user experience. Documentation — FTA contracted National Geographic photographer Chris Johns to capture the subtropical ecosystems the trail passes through for use in…

Hurricane Damage Reports from the Florida Trail Association

By Alex Stigliano, Florida Trail Program Director for the Florida Trail Association Adapted from the September and October 2017 e-Blaze None of us will forget the storm that completely enveloped the State of Florida in September 2017. Our hearts go out to all of those…