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We are a local chapter of the Florida Trail Association, based in and around the Tallahassee 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!

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Chapter Meetings and Programs:

Meetings and programs are held the second Tuesday of each month starting with a meet and greet, and refreshments at 6:30 PM. Program starts at 7 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2810 N. Meridian Rd., Tallahassee (map). For more information, contact ApalacheeFTA@gmail.com. Meetings are open to the public.

Upcoming:

APRIL 9, 2019  “WHAT’S GOING ON AT ST. MARKS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE!” Robin Will presents on the wonderful recreation activities, events, educational classes and volunteer opportunities going on at the Refuge. She will also share a little history on the Refuge’s origin, Friends of the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge, light house restoration, photography club and the impact of Hurricane Michael 2018 on the Refuge. Robin is the Supervisory Refuge Ranger at St. Marks NWR, St. Marks, Florida since 1979. She holds a B.S. Biology, Florida State University, minor in Psychology and Chemistry.

Our Mission: The Florida Trail Association builds, maintains, protects, and promotes the unique Florida National Scenic Trail (Florida Trail), along with a network of hiking trails throughout the state of Florida. Together with our partners, the Association provides opportunities for the public to contribute to meaningful volunteer work, engage in outdoor recreation, and participate in environmental education. The Apalachee Chapter includes Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla counties.