On Thursday Feb 16 I’ll be speaking in Ocala at the Florida Trail Association Cracker Chapter meeting on hiking trails in Florida State Parks. Over the past 40 years, many of the longer-distance trails – particularly those nice backpacking loops in places like Torreya State Park, Myakka River State Park, and Kissimmee River State Park – were established and maintained by Florida Trail volunteers. Add to that hundreds of short, family-friendly nature trails and easy day hikes, and our state park system has plenty for everyone to enjoy.
I’ll present a slideshow of some of our state parks most beautiful hikes, talk about our award-winning state park system, and sign copies of my latest hiking book, “50 Hikes in Central Florida.” Come join me!
The meeting will be held at the Marion County Growth Management Office, 2710 East Silver Springs Blvd, next to the Ocala Public Library, at 6:30 PM on Thursday evening.