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We are the North Florida Trailblazers, the local chapter of the Florida Trail Association (FTA). Our main purpose is to build and maintain sections of the Florida Trail (FT) in our chapter's area. Sections are located in the Osceola National Forest, along the Suwannee River near White Springs, Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park and Camp Blanding. When we are not working on the FT, we organize day hikes, backpacking, paddling, and other outdoor activities.  We have chapter meetings, social events and other activities to promote hiking.  We are using Meetup to reach people interested in hiking.

The FT, a 1300 mile trail that runs the length of Florida, is part of the National Scenic Trails system (includes the AT and the Continental Divide, for example).  The FT is developed, maintained, protected and promoted by the FTA and its public and private partners.

We are not a social networking or dating group.  We are here to support and maintain the FT and to promote hiking in general.  But if you enjoy hiking and outdoors activities, you will certainly meet people with shared interests.

NOTE:  Registration on this Meetup does not make you a member of the FTA.  Some of our events will be offered only to FTA members.  Go to to join the FTA and learn more about our organization.

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All our focus is on the Ididahike. New hikes will be posted soon.

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    IDIDAHIKE 2017

    Nature and Heritage Tourism Center
    10499 Spring Street, White Springs, FL (map)
    This year's IDIDAHIKE will be along the scenic Suwannee River near White Springs, Florida. The approximate total length is 8.5 miles, with take out points at the 3 and 5 mile mark for those who don't want to hike the whole distance. Hikers will register at the Heritage Welcome Center - Yellow building(NOT inside Stephen Foster Cultural Center... Learn more

    Hosted by: Leslie (FTA Member, Membership Chair), Janie (FTA Member, Section Leader), Mike H. (FTA Member, Suwanne River Section Leader, Activity Leader), and Tracey T. (Chapter Chair, Activity Leader, FTA Member)

  • CHRISTMAS 2017

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    Join us!
    THIS EVENT IS FOR FLORIDA TRAIL ASSOCIATION MEMBERS ONLY! We cannot reserve The Landing until September 1st, 2017 - they changed their Reservation Policy - so just... Learn more

    Hosted by: Tracey T. (Chapter Chair, Activity Leader, FTA Member)

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