We are a local chapter of the Florida Trail Association, based in and around Leon County and the Big Bend region, where you’ll find some of the finest hiking in all of Florida. We have monthly programs on hiking and other outdoor topics, build and maintain the Florida National Scenic Trail and other hiking trails, lead hikes, paddles, biking and other activities. Join us on a spectacular adventure!
Chapter Meetings and Programs:
JUNE 9th- 6:30-8:30 PM – VIRTUAL CHAPTER MEETING/PROGRAM – Health Benefits of Outdoor Recreation with Britney Moore – Office of Greenways and Trails – Britney has worked for Florida’s award-winning state park system for several years. She attended Florida State University where she studied Geography and Environmental Studies. As a member of the Junior League of Tallahassee, Britney has found a way to nourish her love of volunteering in the community. She frequently explores Florida’s incredible recreational opportunities, whether it be participating in biking and kayaking events or taking her dogs on hikes.Much more info and how to tune-in at:
5/15/20 – We have received guidance from the FTA State Office regarding the resumption of FTA activities. It allows each Chapter to resume activities effective Saturday, May 16, as long as they meet certain safety considerations. Those guidelines include, but are not limited to:
1. Follow CDC social distancing guidelines while hiking.
2. Suspend all trail maintenance until at least July 1, 2020.
3. No more than 10 participants in any chapter-led activity.
4. Maintain minimum physical distancing of 6 feet.
5. Masks must be worn anytime there is a significant risk that the 6 foot social distancing could be violated.
The Officers of the Apalachee Chapter met on May 14, 2020 and unanimously voted to suspend all in-person chapter-led activities until at least July 1, 2020. In the interim, we may still conduct virtual meetings. We sincerely appreciate the support of our membership, and anxiously await the time when we can safely resume chapter activities.