• Trail Work on the Florida Trail

    North parking lot at Deaton Bridge

    Western Gate Chapter of the Florida Trail Association regularly schedules trail work on the Florida National Scenic Trail and Florida Trail in Escambia and Santa Rosa County, FL. each Thursday. Anyone who enjoys working outdoors is invited to participate. No experience is necessary and volunteers will only be asked to do tasks they are comfortable with. You should wear sturdy work clothes and boots/shoes. Work gloves, along with other safety gear, will be provided, or you can bring your own if desired. You should also bring plenty of water, snacks if desired, and other items appropriate for the day and season, including sun screen, insect repellant, and rain gear. Tools will be provided. All volunteers should read the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) for Trail Maintenance on the FTA web site ( http://www.floridatrail.org /crew-leader-corner/). Check your email right before you leave home in case there are changes or cancellation.

  • Wake Up Walk With Friends! Start the Week off Right!

    tar plant rd. Milton

    This morning the walk starts at 7 AM sharp! The days are now longer and hotter so I am moving the time back an hour to 7 am until sometime in October. We will meet at the beginning of the Heritiage Trail on Tar Plant Road trailhead and walk for an hour before joining me for breakfast. Call me if you need further directions,[masked]

  • Trail Work on the Florida Trail

    North parking lot at Deaton Bridge

    Western Gate Chapter of the Florida Trail Association regularly schedules trail work on the Florida National Scenic Trail and Florida Trail in Escambia and Santa Rosa County, FL. each Thursday. Anyone who enjoys working outdoors is invited to participate. No experience is necessary and volunteers will only be asked to do tasks they are comfortable with. You should wear sturdy work clothes and boots/shoes. Work gloves, along with other safety gear, will be provided, or you can bring your own if desired. You should also bring plenty of water, snacks if desired, and other items appropriate for the day and season, including sun screen, insect repellant, and rain gear. Tools will be provided. All volunteers should read the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) for Trail Maintenance on the FTA web site ( http://www.floridatrail.org /crew-leader-corner/). Check your email right before you leave home in case there are changes or cancellation.

  • Trail Work on the Florida Trail

    North parking lot at Deaton Bridge

    Western Gate Chapter of the Florida Trail Association regularly schedules trail work on the Florida National Scenic Trail and Florida Trail in Escambia and Santa Rosa County, FL. each Thursday. Anyone who enjoys working outdoors is invited to participate. No experience is necessary and volunteers will only be asked to do tasks they are comfortable with. You should wear sturdy work clothes and boots/shoes. Work gloves, along with other safety gear, will be provided, or you can bring your own if desired. You should also bring plenty of water, snacks if desired, and other items appropriate for the day and season, including sun screen, insect repellant, and rain gear. Tools will be provided. All volunteers should read the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) for Trail Maintenance on the FTA web site ( http://www.floridatrail.org /crew-leader-corner/). Check your email right before you leave home in case there are changes or cancellation.

  • 2nd Saturday Work Hike

    Blackwater Forestry Center

    Every 2nd Saturday of the month, the Western Gate Chapter works on a section of the Florida Trail in Blackwater River State Forest or State Park. This event is open to all, whether a member of the Florida Trail Association or not. No experience is necessary. Bring lots of water, a snack, work gloves if you have them and a willing attitude. Tools will be provided. Sunscreen, bug spray, and hiking boots, shoes or other close-toed shoes are recommended. Come out to enjoy working in the beauty of the woods with other FTA members who are knowledgeable and would like to share the experience with you.

  • Wake Up Walk With Friends! Start the Week off Right!

    UWF Soccer Complex

    This morning we will be walking on UWF campus on a beautiful trail. We have walked here many times but I never tire of this short but neat trail. Only about 2 + miles but fun. Afterwards we will go to Breakfast.

  • Trail Work on the Florida Trail

    North parking lot at Deaton Bridge

    Western Gate Chapter of the Florida Trail Association regularly schedules trail work on the Florida National Scenic Trail and Florida Trail in Escambia and Santa Rosa County, FL. each Thursday. Anyone who enjoys working outdoors is invited to participate. No experience is necessary and volunteers will only be asked to do tasks they are comfortable with. You should wear sturdy work clothes and boots/shoes. Work gloves, along with other safety gear, will be provided, or you can bring your own if desired. You should also bring plenty of water, snacks if desired, and other items appropriate for the day and season, including sun screen, insect repellant, and rain gear. Tools will be provided. All volunteers should read the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) for Trail Maintenance on the FTA web site ( http://www.floridatrail.org /crew-leader-corner/). Check your email right before you leave home in case there are changes or cancellation.

  • UPDATED LOCATION: Johnson Beach - Gulf Islands National Seashore - Pensacola

    Johnsons Beach, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Pensacola, FL 32507

    NOTE: Park admission is $20/car (unless you have a pass which is $40/year), $15/motorcycle and $10/bicycle and pedestrians. Join us for a nice morning walk along beautiful Johnson Beach in Perdido Key. We’ll be walking the gulf side approximately 5 miles total – out and back. Get your workout in early with an invigorating walk through the sand! There's no shade here, so bring your sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and BRING PLENTY OF WATER! Sorry, no pets are allowed. Reward yourself by joining us for some good grub at Hub Stacey's at The Point (5851 Galvez Road, Pensacola).

  • Trail Work on the Florida Trail

    North parking lot at Deaton Bridge

    Western Gate Chapter of the Florida Trail Association regularly schedules trail work on the Florida National Scenic Trail and Florida Trail in Escambia and Santa Rosa County, FL. each Thursday. Anyone who enjoys working outdoors is invited to participate. No experience is necessary and volunteers will only be asked to do tasks they are comfortable with. You should wear sturdy work clothes and boots/shoes. Work gloves, along with other safety gear, will be provided, or you can bring your own if desired. You should also bring plenty of water, snacks if desired, and other items appropriate for the day and season, including sun screen, insect repellant, and rain gear. Tools will be provided. All volunteers should read the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) for Trail Maintenance on the FTA web site ( http://www.floridatrail.org /crew-leader-corner/). Check your email right before you leave home in case there are changes or cancellation.

  • Wake Up Walk With Friends! Start the Week off Right!

    Bagdad Mill Site Park

    This morning we will be walking through Bagdad's newest park and by the river and through historic Bagdad, FL.