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ABOUT US:

We are the Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association, bringing hikers together throughout the Capital Region surrounding Tallahassee since 1982. The Apalachee Chapter is one of 18 Florida Trail Association chapters statewide that provide volunteers to build and maintain the Florida National Scenic Trail. (http://www.floridatrail.org/) Our Chapter's main reason for existence is building and maintaining almost 150 miles of the FNST (from the Aucilla River to the Apalachicola River) as well as several other local trails on public lands (Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park in Tallahassee, Ft. Braden Trail in Lake Talquin State Forest, and the hiking trails in Torreya State Park). The Florida National Scenic Trail is a 1,100 mile hiking trail spanning the length of Florida--from the Big Cypress National Preserve in the Everglades to Gulf Islands National Seashore in the western Panhandle.The Apalachee 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 holds a program meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Our website at http://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).

PLEASE READ:
Before you sign up for an activity, please read the Activity Participant Guidelines at http://apalachee.floridatrail.org/guidelines-for-activity-participants (http://apalachee.floridatrail.org/guidelines-for-activity-participants/) This will make for a better outing experience for all concerned.

Here's a video about the Florida Trail:
"History of the Florida Trail" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5bfqEv9EPw

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Downtown Tallahassee, the arts live here.

640 E Gaines St

Details
IMPORTANT: New COVID guidelines from our state office require that in order to participate in any Florida Trail Association activity or event, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours prior to attending the event. Individuals who wish to participate in an FTA event will be asked to sign an Assumption of Risk form on the day of the event attesting to their compliance with these requirements.

Starting at Cascades park, join us for an art walk to enjoy murals and hidden treasures. Meet at the Florida DOT Credit Union parking lot (640 E Gaines St next to Cascades park at the corner of Suwannee St / Myers Park Dr) Wear comfortable walking shoes and be ready to walk 4 to 4.5 miles. Come at 9:45 AM and be ready to walk at 10:00 am. Before the hike, you might enjoy the site, visittallahassee.com where you find information about some of the murals. You must sign up on this activity’s page on MEETUP.COM to receive additional information, directions and updates. Limit 20 people Contact: Leader, Janet Stephens[masked] [masked] Co-leader Richard Stephens[masked]

Heart and Sole Urban Walk

Miccosukee Greenway, Crump Road Trailhead

IMPORTANT: New COVID guidelines from our state office require that in order to participate in any Florida Trail Association activity or event, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours prior to attending the event. Individuals who wish to participate in an FTA event will be asked to sign an Assumption of Risk form on the day of the event attesting to their compliance with these requirements.

Many blisters ago we started these weekly urban walks - now we are chafing the dream, witnessing the fitness and are walking sole mates celebrating our 11th Year! Come at 9:15 am and be ready to hike a 4 – 6 mile loop (2 -3 miles in and back) at 9:30 AM sharp. Bring snack if needed, water and hat and wear comfortable clothes and appropriate shoes. Come hydrated. Bring a chair/beverage for post hike cool down and visitation. We will attempt to maintain a pace of 3.0 - 3.5 mph. Location: Miccosukee Greenway, Crump Road Trailhead (4996 Crump Rd, Tallahassee) YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THIS ACTIVITY’S PAGE ON MEETUP.COM TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, DIRECTIONS, AND UPDATES.

Heart and Sole Urban Walk

Miccosukee Greenway, Crump Road Trailhead

IMPORTANT: New COVID guidelines from our state office require that in order to participate in any Florida Trail Association activity or event, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours prior to attending the event. Individuals who wish to participate in an FTA event will be asked to sign an Assumption of Risk form on the day of the event attesting to their compliance with these requirements.

Many blisters ago we started these weekly urban walks - now we are chafing the dream, witnessing the fitness and are walking sole mates celebrating our 11th Year! Come at 9:15 am and be ready to hike a 4 – 6 mile loop (2 -3 miles in and back) at 9:30 AM sharp. Bring snack if needed, water and hat and wear comfortable clothes and appropriate shoes. Come hydrated. Bring a chair/beverage for post hike cool down and visitation. We will attempt to maintain a pace of 3.0 - 3.5 mph. Location: Miccosukee Greenway, Crump Road Trailhead (4996 Crump Rd, Tallahassee) YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THIS ACTIVITY’S PAGE ON MEETUP.COM TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, DIRECTIONS, AND UPDATES. Contact: Dawn Griffin (850)[masked], [masked]

IDIDAHIKE Virtual Planning Meeting

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7:00 PM (EST) - IDIDAHIKE Virtual Planning Team Meeting -

Event Volunteers Needed!
Assist the activity leaders on one of the many hikes being offered.
Perhaps you or a friend are a talented craftsperson (or can solicit a local store) and make a donation for the silent auction.
Day of event: Need folks to be on site Friday afternoon/early evening and Saturday to assist with event Set Up, Parking, Registration and the Silent Auction. Lots of opportunity to assist!

Contact: Andrea Fenn and Dawn Dunnam Griffin, 2022 IDIDAHIKE Co-Coordinators, Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association – Email: [masked].

Your local chapter is organizing this event to be held in and around the historic community of St. Marks on February 26 & 27, 2022. The IDIDAHIKE is an annual outdoor event and major fundraiser for the FTA which will assist us in our mission to build and maintain public hiking trails throughout Florida. The annual event is expected to draw hundreds of participants from around the state and includes organized hikes on the Florida National Scenic Trail, education & environment booths and a silent auction. All volunteer talents appreciated!

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