We are theApalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association, bringing hikers together throughout the Capital Region surrounding Tallahassee since 1982.Our Chapter's main reason for existence is building and maintaining almost 150 miles of the Florida National Scenic Trail (from the Aucilla River to the Apalachicola River) as well as several other local trails on public lands.TheApalachee Chapter has the distinction of having the first certified section of the Florida National Scenic Trail, certified by the USDA Forest Service in 1988.The Apalachee Chapter conducts a wide variety of activities year-round, and holdsa program meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Our website athttp://apalachee.floridatrail.org has many helpful links to information about our chapter, our trails, and hiking in general. Our activities are free to non-FTA-members but donations are accepted to help cover the costs of those activities and to help fund tools for trail work. A donation of any amount may be given to the Activity Leader when you participate in an activity. NOTE: Joining this Meetup site does not automatically make you a member of the Florida Trail Association. Please support the cost of our activities, and receive membership benefits, by joining the Florida Trail Association and becoming a member of the Apalachee Chapter. Go to http://www.floridatrail.org/make-a-difference/become-a-member to join FTA online(or call the FTA office in Gainesville, toll-free 1-877-445-3352).