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Florida Trail - Choctawhatchee Chapter Meeting MEETUP
Join us for dinner and a meeting. The Program will be an update on the amazing Alaqua Bridge Project. Come as early as 5:30 to hang out and socialize on the decks overlooking the bayou. Dinner will be in the dining room reserved for us. Your choice of meal may be ordered from the lunch menu which you may preview online. We are asking the question "do you intend to order a meal" so that the manager can schedule appropriate wait staff. The meeting will begin at 6:30. I'm looking forward to seeing you all, Mary McKinley Chapter Chairperson

Dockside Cafe and Oyster Bar

821 Bayshore Dr · Niceville


What we're about

Public Group

We are an outdoor adventure and eco-volunteering group. Our activities include hiking, backpacking, camping, and paddling events throughout the year ranging from easy to strenuous, local to regional. We FOCUS on outdoor activities in NW Florida and South Alabama woodlands and streams.

Our members are outdoor enthusiasts who also enjoy building and maintaining local hiking trails.

We are the Choctawhatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association ( We maintain the Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST) in Okaloosa and Walton Counties – Chapter activities are open to the public and center on enjoying Florida’s woodlands, streams and natural areas. The Chapter maintains the FNST on the Eglin AFB Reservation (56 miles) and the Nokuse Section (20 miles).

The Florida Trail Association is a 5,000+ member statewide organization with 18 chapters. Goal: To build and maintain the FNST and other hiking trails in Florida. Support the conservation of Florida’s natural areas.

For an overview of the types of activities we sponsor look at our PHOTO.

To learn more about local OVERNIGHT and DAY HIKES on Eglin our PAGES.

'After checking us out membership in the Florida Trail Association is expected. Donations are welcomed and strongly encouraged. Help us keep the Florida National Scenic Trail alive.'

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