Celebrate Florida Hiking Trails Month On District Trails
The Southwest Florida Water Management District is celebrating February as Florida Hiking Trails Month by inviting the public to "Get Outside!" and explore the more than 850 miles of hiking trails on District lands.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has joined with the Florida Trail Association to encourage Floridians to take advantage of Florida's extensive trail system. Many trails on District lands are nearby and are also open for related activities, such as: nature study, bird watching, photography, jogging, and backpacking.
The District recently revised its 152-page Recreation Guide, which features more than 50 parks and preserves in the region owned by the District and its partners. Some of the outdoor activities available include hiking, bicycling, picnicking, nature study, horseback riding, fishing, paddling, camping, and hunting.
The Recreation Guide is a free publication to all residents living in the District's 16-county area and includes detailed descriptions and a map for each property. To order a free Recreation Guide or to find out more about District lands and upcoming "Get Outside!" events, visit the District's web site at www.WaterMatters.org/recreation.
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