November 6 Saturday P/M  Hike at Bear Creek in Talquin State Forest. Hike Bear Creek Trail and surrounding area looking for Fall wildlife, butterflies, birds and wildflowers.  Approx 4-5 miles.   Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, personal meds and gear, binoculars and field guides, bug spray, dress for the weather and bring a hiking staff if you have one.  Bring snacks and we should be done by 12 or 1 o’clock. Limited to 12 participants. Call or e-mail Mike Tucker at (850) 545-3489 for information and reservations. Hike will be co-led by Howard Pardue.  [Note:  This is a change in location from the Nov 6 hike at N. Ocklocknee Tract, Talquin State Forest.]

November 9  P/L  Tuesday Program:  “Sneak Preview of Outdoor Gear Just in Time for the Holidays.” Holiday gift list, here I come!  JC Gayhartt, owner of Trail and Ski, and Georgia Ackerman, co-owner of The Wilderness Way, will bring us the newest and best in outdoor gear.

November 13 Saturday P/M  Apalachicola National Forest Trail Care. Help clear about 3 miles of the Florida Trail and repaint blazes from FR 329 to Langston House.  Richard Graham (850) 878-3616 CANCELLED

November 13 Saturday P/L  Apalachicola River/Gholson Nature Park Interpretive Hike. Find Fall colors by hiking the new trail and boardwalk near Chattahoochee through slope and floodplain forests of the Apalachicola River. The trail ties into the Gholson Nature Park, home to rare plants including the Florida torreya tree. On this 3 mile hike our interpretative guide will be Leigh Brooks. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, personal meds and gear, dress for the weather.  We’ll either pack a lunch or eat local – to be determined. Call Howard Pardue to reserve your spot (850) 386-1494, or email

November 14 Sunday P/L   St. Marks Refuge Hike. First, visit the Visitor Center so all who are 62 or older may purchase the Golden Eagle passport.  Then hike several miles of the FT across the Refuge. We’ll look for wildlife and generally enjoy the perfect hiking weather. Limit 10 people. Dawn Brown (850) 668-0091  The hike will be co-led by Walker Banning.

November 20 Saturday P/M  Torreya River Bluff Trail Care. Help maintain the River Bluff Trail in Torreya State Park.  We’ll cut back vegetation, remove fallen limbs, and enjoy being out in the woods. Bring water and lunch. We will meet in Tallahassee for carpooling. Jerry Herting (850) 878-3426 or Bob Gilley (850) 557-1536

November 20 Saturday P/L  Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway Hike. Join us for a scenic hike on the Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway.  The hike will be 3.25 miles on two loops bordering Miccosukee Road north of Interstate 10. Terry Tenold (850) 877-1612

All activities are free unless otherwise noted.

CHAPTER MEETINGS are held the second Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 PM in Building F, Suite 100 (U.S. Forest Service), the first building on the right as you enter Woodcrest Office Park at 325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee. The meeting room is ground level at the east end of Building F. Look for the Florida Trail signs at wooden door. For more information, contact Terry Tenold (850) 877-1612 or Linda Patton (850) 668-4334. Meetings are open to the public.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Please read the GUIDELINES FOR OUTING PARTICIPANTS before signing up for an activity. This will make for a better outing experience for all concerned.
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“P” Public welcome to participate
“M” Limited to FTA members only
“L” Leisurely
“M” Moderately difficult