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River-to-River #4 - Altha Trail and Blounstown Greenway

This is our THIRD attempt to have this activity, after two rain cancellations!  Third time is the charm!

This is our FINAL hike of the River-to-River Hike Series.  We will walk our trails in the Chipola Section, including the Altha Trail and the Blountstown Greenway.  We will first  hike about 3 miles (1.5 in, and 1.5 back out) on the beautiful new Altha Trail along the Chipola River.  We will then drive down to Blountstown for a 3.5 mile walk along the paved Greenway. As we pass through town on the Greenway, we will stop for lunch at the El Jalisco Mexican restaurant, and visit the M&B Railroad Museum. Please bring a few dollars for a donation at the museum.

Tony Shoemake, Mayor of Blountstown and local historian, will be our guide on the Greenway to share information about the history and other interesting features of the M&B Railroad and Blountstown.

The total walking distance for the day will be about 7 miles, but the terrain is flat and our walk will be broken up into three segments with rests between.

We'll meet at the Lynn Haven Winn Dixie at 7:30 am for anyone who wants to carpool. Please remember to tip your driver at least $5 for gas if you ride.

We expect to arrive at the Altha trailhead about 8:30 am. If you wish to meet us there, it is located on SR 274 where it crosses over the Chipola River, about 1 1/2 miles east of SR 73. The traihead is on the east side of the River. 

Bring hat, water, snacks, good walking shoes, camera, cash for your driver, and bug repellent. With the exception of the restaurant and museum, there are no restroom facilities along these two trails.

To download and print maps of the Altha Trail and Blountstown Greenway, go to "More" and "Files" on this meetup site.

Thanks for participating in the River-to-River Hike series! See you there!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I missed it, but after a week of work my body decided it didn't wanna get up at 6:30. Glad y'all had a good time!

    April 14, 2013

  • Shirley Jones H.

    We really enjoyed the part of the hike we did with the group today. Charissa the pictures are great.

    April 13, 2013

  • Janet S.

    Yes thanks to Ron and Joan and to Charissa for driving us. Great day, great company, great exercise, great lunch. :)

    April 13, 2013

  • Nichol

    Excellent hike. Wonderful group of people. Thanks for making all the new people feel welcome.

    April 13, 2013

  • Ron P.

    Enjoyed seeing all of you today on the trail, on such a pretty day! And thank you Joan for the van and for telling us all about the fascinating history of Blountstown! AND, thank you (and Mary B) for all of your work to keep the Altha Trail so pretty for all of us to enjoy...

    April 13, 2013

  • Charissa T.

    Thanks so much Ron and Joan for a GREAT DAY!!

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I have to back out.

    April 12, 2013

  • Rita M.

    sorry - thought I changed this on Tuesday - I am out of town - fortunately my mom is much better but not quite out of the woods.

    April 12, 2013

  • Eric

    Work just just showed its big ugly face.

    April 10, 2013

  • Shirley Jones H.

    I am really sorry that we have to cancel out of the last R2R hike but we will be in St. Marks with an F-Troop project.

    March 29, 2013

    • Ron P.

      Since F-troop just cancelled, hope you can now join us!

      April 9, 2013

    • Shirley Jones H.

      As soon as I found out from Eric that it was cancelled I signed us up again for the hike.

      April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking forward to this and meeting you all!

    April 8, 2013

  • Barbara G.

    Cannot attend after due to Grandkids being here, hate to miss it, have a great time!

    April 5, 2013

  • Sue W.

    Gotta work ; (

    April 2, 2013

  • Randy

    Looking foward to it

    April 2, 2013

  • Barbara T.

    Third time lucky....Sorry I won't be able to attend.

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Third times a charm.

    March 26, 2013

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