Calendar of Activities

The Florida National Scenic Trail and other forest trails are part of the natural environment. Rough, uneven, and/or slippery surfaces, protruding roots, encroaching vegetation, fallen branches, mud and water, insects and other wildlife, irritating plants and other hazards may be present. Be prepared for the weather, insects, and sun protection. If you question whether a hike is within your ability, contact the Activity Leader. Paddlers must have a USCG-approved life jacket for each person and a sound-producing (whistle/horn) device on board while on the water. Bicyclers under 16 years of age must wear a bicycle helmet. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Level: “L” Leisurely (1-2 mph walking pace), “M” Moderately difficult (2-3 mph walking pace), “S” Strenuous (3-4+ mph walking pace)

Unless indicated all activities are open to the public and please sign up at MeetUp.com to attend. Check our Meetup site for more details, dates, meeting locations/directions, and any last-minute announcements before starting out. REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.meetup.com/Apalachee-Florida-Trail-Hiking

Please read the GUIDELINES FOR OUTING PARTICIPANTS before signing up for an activity. This will make for a better outing experience.

February 11 Tuesday P/L  Chapter Meeting Program: “Liz Sparks, Breathtaking Coastal Footpaths of England and Wales.” Join mother/daughter hiking pals, Margaret & Liz Sparks, for a sampling of breathtaking coastal footpaths of England and Wales. Yes, it is possible to hike a challenging hilly landscape and still gain weight.  Enjoying Cornish pasties, local ales and cream teas makes hiking the coastline a visual and culinary joy.   Azure waters, hillsides quilted with wildflowers, ancient castles and fluffy sheep offer stunning views at every hilltop.  Meeting held at the Early Learning Coalition, Suite 70, Northwood Centre, 1852 North Martin Luther King Blvd., Tallahassee.  For information, contact Liz Sparks (850) 570-5950 or liz.aparks57@gmail.com.
  • BRISK WALKS (“Trails, Grub & Tall Tales")
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association TWO WALKING DISTANCE OPTIONS: Come at 4:15 PM and be ready to hike a 3.5+/- mile loop at 4:30 PM sharp. This allows us to increase our mileage as well as hike different loop trails! Bring snacks if needed, water and dress in… Read more »
  • BRISK WALKS (“Trails, Grub & Tall Tales")
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association TWO WALKING DISTANCE OPTIONS: Come at 4:15 PM and be ready to hike a 3.5+/- mile loop at 4:30 PM sharp. This allows us to increase our mileage as well as hike different loop trails! Bring snacks if needed, water and dress in… Read more »
  • BRISK WALKS (“Trails, Grub & Tall Tales")
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association TWO WALKING DISTANCE OPTIONS: Come at 4:15 PM and be ready to hike a 3.5+/- mile loop at 4:30 PM sharp. This allows us to increase our mileage as well as hike different loop trails! Bring snacks if needed, water and dress in… Read more »
  • Canceled - TORREYA CHALLENGE HIKE: TORREYA STATE PARK
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association APR. 27 (S) – 8:45 -TORREYA CHALLENGE HIKE: TORREYA STATE PARK - Join me for an 8-mile challenge hike with steep inclines and declines at Torreya State Park. This is a strenuous hike, so come prepared. This is a great opportunity to motivate… Read more »
  • WATERFALL & HIKING TRIP IN NORTH GEORGIA
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association Join this trip for day-hikes with your friends from FTA! Flatlanders from Florida can consider these hikes to be S for Strenuous - train in advance and come prepared. FTA members only. A detailed Itinerary follows, yet specific hikes will be determined by… Read more »
  • Miccosukee Greenway Bike Ride for Freezer Pops: Fleischmann Road Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association Join us for a ~1.5-Hour / ~6.5-Mile trail ride on the well-maintained, gravel paths of the Miccosukee Greenway. The path is gravel and sand, and is more conducive to hybrid, cyclocross, or mountain bikes (wider tires than “road bikes”). There are some rolling… Read more »
  • Chapter Meeting/Program: "Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts, TLH Forestry Dist"
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association Presentation by Bin Wan, Recreation Coordinator at Tallahassee Forestry Center, Florida Forest Service, Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Tallahassee, Florida. Bin holds a PhD in Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida. Bin will present on Hurricane Michael recovery efforts that various… Read more »
  • Lake Overstreet Hike: Forest Meadows Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association This is 5.2-mile hike around Lake Overstreet. Meet at the Forest Meadows trailhead (4750 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32312). We will rest for a few minutes at the approximate 2-mile point and restrooms. Bring lots of water, wear comfortable shoes, sun protection… Read more »
  • National Trails Day: Fort Braden Trail
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association This is a public event to Celebrate National Trails Day at the Fort Braden Trail. The event includes an interpretative hike, interesting trail & forest exhibits and trail maintenance overview. Enjoy watermelon after the hike. Sign-up starts at 9:00 AM and hike starting… Read more »
  • CHAPTER MEETING/PROGRAM: "IT'S A SNAP!"
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association Come learn how you can “snap” nature with some photo techniques from Tom Darragh. Tom is President of St. Marks Photo Club and will share different aspects of outdoor and nature photography. He will elaborate on the activities of St. Marks National Wildlife… Read more »
  • Urban Walk: Miccosukee Greenway (Crump Road Trailhead)
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association Urban Walk: Miccosukee Greenway (Crump Road Trailhead) Enjoy a brisk mid-morning walk on the Eastern portion of the Miccosukee Greenway, about 4 miles, followed by lunch at the Red Shed BBQ. Time to meet 9:30 AM, Walk begins 9:45 AM. Contact Janet Stephens… Read more »
  • Hidden Gem Hike: City of Tallahassee’s AJ Henry Park
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association HIDDEN GEM HIKE: CITY OF TALLAHASSEE’S AJ HENRY PARK Join us for a ~2.1-mile hike on the ravine trails of the City of Tallahassee’s A J Henry Park. This 72-acre “hidden gem”, surrounded by seven nearby popular neighborhoods, provides a beautiful, shaded escape… Read more »
  • FLORIDA NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL MAINTENANCE: APALACHICOLA NATIONAL FOREST WEST
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association FLORIDA NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL MAINTENANCE: APALACHICOLA NATIONAL FOREST WEST - LIMIT 10 PEOPLE. YOU MUST SIGN UP; if you don’t contact one of the trip leaders in advance, you cannot join the work party. OPEN TO PUBLIC. Lop, mow, blaze and clear the… Read more »
  • FLORIDA NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL MAINTENANCE: APALACHICOLA NATIONAL FOREST WEST
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association FLORIDA NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL MAINTENANCE: APALACHICOLA NATIONAL FOREST WEST - LIMIT 10 PEOPLE. YOU MUST SIGN UP; if you don’t contact one of the trip leaders in advance, you cannot join the work party. OPEN TO PUBLIC. Lop, mow, blaze and clear the… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Lafayette Heritage Trail Park (Piney-Z)
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY MONDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: LAFAYETTE HERITAGE TRAIL PARK (PINEY-Z) This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Lafayette Heritage Trail Park (Piney-Z)
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY MONDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: LAFAYETTE HERITAGE TRAIL PARK (PINEY-Z) This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Lafayette Heritage Trail Park (Piney-Z)
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY MONDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: LAFAYETTE HERITAGE TRAIL PARK (PINEY-Z) This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Lafayette Heritage Trail Park (Piney-Z)
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY MONDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: LAFAYETTE HERITAGE TRAIL PARK (PINEY-Z) This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Lafayette Heritage Trail Park (Piney-Z)
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY MONDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: LAFAYETTE HERITAGE TRAIL PARK (PINEY-Z) This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Lafayette Heritage Trail Park (Piney-Z)
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY MONDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: LAFAYETTE HERITAGE TRAIL PARK (PINEY-Z) This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Lafayette Heritage Trail Park (Piney-Z)
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY MONDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: LAFAYETTE HERITAGE TRAIL PARK (PINEY-Z) This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Lafayette Heritage Trail Park (Piney-Z)
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY MONDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: LAFAYETTE HERITAGE TRAIL PARK (PINEY-Z) This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Miccosukee Greenway, Thornton Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY THURSDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: MICCOSUKEE GREENWAY, THORNTON TRAILHEAD This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the 2-mi.… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Miccosukee Greenway, Thornton Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY THURSDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: MICCOSUKEE GREENWAY, THORNTON TRAILHEAD This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the 2-mi.… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Miccosukee Greenway, Thornton Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY THURSDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: MICCOSUKEE GREENWAY, THORNTON TRAILHEAD This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the 2-mi.… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Miccosukee Greenway, Thornton Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY THURSDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: MICCOSUKEE GREENWAY, THORNTON TRAILHEAD This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the 2-mi.… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Miccosukee Greenway, Thornton Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY THURSDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: MICCOSUKEE GREENWAY, THORNTON TRAILHEAD This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the 2-mi.… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Miccosukee Greenway, Thornton Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY THURSDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: MICCOSUKEE GREENWAY, THORNTON TRAILHEAD This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the 2-mi.… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Miccosukee Greenway, Thornton Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY THURSDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: MICCOSUKEE GREENWAY, THORNTON TRAILHEAD This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the 2-mi.… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Miccosukee Greenway, Thornton Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY THURSDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: MICCOSUKEE GREENWAY, THORNTON TRAILHEAD This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the 2-mi.… Read more »
  • A Walk in the Woods: Miccosukee Greenway, Thornton Trailhead
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association EVERY THURSDAY. 5:00 PM - A WALK IN THE WOODS: MICCOSUKEE GREENWAY, THORNTON TRAILHEAD This is a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5 miles+ at 3-4 miles/hour is common). We rest for a few minutes at the 2-mi.… Read more »
  • BRISK WALKS (“Trails, Grub & Tall Tales")
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association TWO WALKING DISTANCE OPTIONS:Come at 2:45 PM and be ready to hike a 3.5+/- mile loop at 3:00 PM sharp. At the end of this first hike you can leave or take a short rest and meet the folks joining us at 4:15… Read more »
  • BRISK WALKS (“Trails, Grub & Tall Tales")
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association TWO WALKING DISTANCE OPTIONS:Come at 2:45 PM and be ready to hike a 3.5+/- mile loop at 3:00 PM sharp. At the end of this first hike you can leave or take a short rest and meet the folks joining us at 4:15… Read more »
  • BRISK WALKS (“Trails, Grub & Tall Tales")
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association TWO WALKING DISTANCE OPTIONS:Come at 2:45 PM and be ready to hike a 3.5+/- mile loop at 3:00 PM sharp. At the end of this first hike you can leave or take a short rest and meet the folks joining us at 4:15… Read more »
  • BRISK WALKS (“Trails, Grub & Tall Tales")
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association TWO WALKING DISTANCE OPTIONS:Come at 2:45 PM and be ready to hike a 3.5+/- mile loop at 3:00 PM sharp. At the end of this first hike you can leave or take a short rest and meet the folks joining us at 4:15… Read more »
  • BRISK WALKS (“Trails, Grub & Tall Tales")
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association TWO WALKING DISTANCE OPTIONS:Come at 2:45 PM and be ready to hike a 3.5+/- mile loop at 3:00 PM sharp. At the end of this first hike you can leave or take a short rest and meet the folks joining us at 4:15… Read more »
  • BRISK WALKS (“Trails, Grub & Tall Tales")
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association TWO WALKING DISTANCE OPTIONS:Come at 2:45 PM and be ready to hike a 3.5+/- mile loop at 3:00 PM sharp. At the end of this first hike you can leave or take a short rest and meet the folks joining us at 4:15… Read more »
  • Activity Leader Training for Apalachee and Panhandle Chapter
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association Activity Leader Training for Apalachee and Panhandle Chapter FTA members. All activities conducted under the auspices of the Florida Trail Association are led by approved Activity Leaders. FTA Activity Leaders undergo training followed by a local apprenticeship co-leading activities with established Activity Leaders.… Read more »
  • Planning Meeting for National Trails Day
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association Contact Ray Cade 850 508-75983 or raycade@hotmail.comPlanning Meeting for National Trails Day. Let's make this the best NTD event ever! Meet and grab a bite to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings - Patio located at 392 S Magnolia Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32301. Contact… Read more »
  • A WALK IN THE WOODS: LAFAYETTE HERITAGE TRAIL PARK (PINEY Z)
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association A WALK IN THE WOODS: LAFAYETTE HERITAGE TRAIL PARK (PINEY Z) A walk in the woods is beneficial to one's mental and physical health. Join us in a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods at your length (3.5miles+ @ 3-4 miles/hour). We… Read more »
  • APR 26-29 - CITY NATURE CHALLENGE 2019
    Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association APR 26-29 - CITY NATURE CHALLENGE 2019: Leon County, FL - Join iNaturalist for the first-ever Leon County City Nature Challenge! Add observations from April 26-29 to help Tallahassee and Leon County win the challenge. Please join this project if you plan to… Read more »
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