Take a hike or a paddle with the Florida Trail Association

December 29, 2011

Florida Trail Association – Choctawhatchee Chapter

Activities  2012

Courtesy http://choctaw.floridatrail.org

Activity Participants Please note: Contact the activity leader well in advance for more information and/or to reserve your place (Space is limited.) Unless instructed otherwise by the activity leader, each participant should bring: day pack, plenty of water (recommended minimum, 2 quarts), sun protection (hat, glasses, screen), insect repellent, lunch and or snacks, adequate clothing for the forecast, and comfortable, sturdy close toed shoes with socks. Long pants, work gloves, and extra water are recommended for work hikes. Activity leaders may deny participation to anyone who is inadequately prepared.

The Western Gate Chapter (western area) and Choctawhatchee Chapter (eastern area) span a longitude difference greater than 80 miles. All activities are open to the public unless noted otherwise.

Following are upcoming activities of the Florida Trail Association:

Sunday, Jan 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.  Join the Florida Trail Association for a short 2 mile hike & picnic in Santa Rosa County on the Juniper Creek Trail.  Details: 850-723-5112 or http://choctaw.floridatrail.org

Saturday, Jan 7, 2012 at 5 p.m.  Join the Florida Trail Association for a 4 mile night hike around Karick Lake with dinner following at the Gator Café in Baker.  Details: 850-651-0902 or 850-682-6098 or http://choctaw.floridatrail.org

Saturday, Jan 14, 2012 at 8 a.m.  Join the Florida Trail Association for a 5 mile hike on Eglin near DeFuniak.  Eglin recreation permit required.  Details: 850-612-2231 or http://choctaw.floridatrail.org

Friday, Jan 20 – Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 at 1 p.m.  Join the Florida Trail Association for a three day, two night, 14 mile backpacking trip on Eglin near DeFuniak.  Eglin recreation permit required.  Details: 850-826-3605 or http://choctaw.floridatrail.org

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 6 p.m.  Monthly meeting of the Florida Trail Association at Ed’s Hometown Seafood & Steaks in Niceville.  Visitors welcome.  Details: 850-654-1172 or http://choctaw.floridatrail.org

Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at 9 a.m.  Join the Florida Trail Association for an 8 mile hike at Point Washington.  Details:  302-528-8284 or 334-858-6448 or http://choctaw.floridatrail.org

Sunday, Jan 29, 2012 at 8 a.m.  Join the Florida Trail Association for a 15 mile hike on Eglin near Navarre.  Eglin recreation permit required.  Details: 850-723-5112 or http://choctaw.floridatrail.org

    1. I am at rosemary beach with family vacation for the week. Brought my ocean kayak and would enjoy a half day flatwater paddle on backwater with safe place to park etc. Thinking about the state parks nearby. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

    1. Local State Park with access to a coastal dune lake that feeds out to the Gulf:
      Grayton Beach State Park:

      Camp Helen State Park:

      A paddle at a local State Park that has kayak access and feeds into a bayou and the Choctawhatchee Bay:

      Head up to a cool spring in North Walton at:

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