October 5-7, 2018
Wayne G. Sanborn Activity Center in Earl Brown Park
Deland, FL

The FTA invites all nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts to come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, October 5-7 in Deland, FL. The Florida Trail is one of eleven other designated national scenic trails that were spawned by this 1968 Act of Congress. Everyone’s invited to drop in and check out these amazing public resources!

  • Learn about America’s important trails and opportunities to enjoy, traverse and volunteer on them
  • Check out various presentations, workshops, demos and displays; and meet a variety of outdoor leaders
  • Hear from compelling guests, including: our Friday evening speaker, outdoor diversity advocate and author, Audrey Peterman and on Saturday night, well-known speed-hiker and author, Jennifer Pharr Davis
  • Other exciting guests from the outdoor community will also be present
  • Friday, October 7, 3-5pm: Sandra Friend and John Keatley’s official book launch and book signing for the new, full-color Third Edition of 50 Hikes in Central Florida
  • Saturday, October 6, 10 am-12 pm: All are invited to sit in on the Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST) Coalition Meeting. The FNST Coalition is composed of land management, academic, non-profit and other government agency partners that have a stake in the future of the Florida Trail. Sit in on this meeting to learn how the Coalition brings a diversity of perspectives, interests and expertise to the Florida Trail to ensure that the trail is a truly public asset that is accessible for all to enjoy
  • Live music by The Front Porch Back Steppers
  • Exciting gear raffle including items from Osprey®, Gossamer Gear® & Granite Gear®
  • Bonus: We’ll also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act!
Put this FREE EVENT on your calendar and help us spread the word! We’ll be sharing more information at https://www.floridatrail.org/national-trails-festival-2018 as the date gets closer. It’s time to celebrate this important legislation and the trails and communities that are its legacy! To find out more info about the National Trails System’s 50th Anniversary, visit: Trails50.org.