• Fort Pickens National Park - Pensacola Beach, FL

    Gulf Islands National Seashore - Fort Pickens

    NOTE: Park admission is $20/car (unless you have a pass which is $40/year), $15/motorcycle and $10/bicycle and pedestrians. We'll start at the main parking lot at Fort Pickens and hike from there (which is the northern terminus for the Florida Trail) to Langdon Beach. This is about a two-mile walk, one-way. Then, we'll return the way we came and hike around the fort area. Anticipate walking/hiking about 5 miles for this event. Sorry, you can't bring dogs. IMPORTANT: Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, BRING PLENTY OF WATER (you won’t be able to refill until we get back to the fort), wear sunscreen and I recommend a hat and sunglasses. There's not a lot of shade around the fort, just inside of it!

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  • 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.

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

    ECUA Bayou Marcus Water Reclamation Facility

    This morning we are walking on the boardwalk at ECUA Bayou Marcus. We start walking at 7 am sharp. Call me if you need better directions, Peggy[masked]

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  • 2nd Saturday Work Hike

    Blackwater Forestry Center

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  • Trail Work on the Florida Trail

    North parking lot at Deaton Bridge

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  • National Trails Day! Hike from Bear Lake to Kruel Recreation Area and Back!

    This is National Trails Day so try to come out and hike with me! This is an easy walk over part dirt and part boardwalk and back, about 2 miles. Bring lots of water and afterwards we can eat a picnic lunch under the shade of trees at Bear Lake. Or afterwards you can drive back over to Kruel and go for a swim! Peggy[masked]

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  • 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.

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  • Kayak to Bottle Creek Indian Mounds (Alabama)

    Stagecoach Cafe

    Meet at Stage Coach Cafe prior to caravanning to Rice Creek Landing for the actual launch. The kayak trip is approximately 10 miles roundtrip. There will be very few places to get out of the kayak on this trip. The banks are steep and slippery at the Indian mounds. You'll need to bring your own kayak, paddle, lifevest/PFD, and whistle. Dress appropriately for kayaking (and potentially getting wet). You may want to wear a hat and water shoes and bring sunscreen, a towel, water and snacks in a dry bag. IMPORTANT: You'll need to also bring a line AT LEAST 15' long to tie your kayak. Richard will be leading us on this kayaking trip.

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  • Friday Night East Pensacola Heights Neighborhood Dinner Walk

    We will continue our neighborhood walking to one of Pensacola's older neighborhoods that is undergoing some revitalization. East Pensacola Heights (EPH) is an interesting mix of older modest homes and newly built or remodeled homes. The area is located on the eastern side of Bayou Texar and extends to both sides of Cervantes. Unfortunately, sidewalks have not been incorporated into the neighborhood, so our exercise will be a street walk lasting about an hour. You are welcome to join us for dinner at one of the newest restaurants in the area, Calvert's In The Heights.

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