Florida Trail Association

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Florida Trail Association (FTA)

Address:5415 SW 13th St
Gainesville, FL 32608

Web: www.floridatrail.org
Established: 1964. Description:Builds, maintains, protects, and promotes the 1,400-mile Florida Trail, one of eight nationally designated scenic hiking trails in the country. (See also entry on Florida National Scenic Trail in national trails section.) Members: 5,000.. Dues: $25/year ($30/year for families).
Publications: Footprint (bimonthly); free to members.

See other parks in Florida.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Jim Kern, Sr., founder of the Florida Trail, the Florida Trail Association, the American Hiking Society, and Big City Mountaineers is also scheduled to talk about essential elements for founding a successful outdoor non-profit.
I was bound for the first campsite on the Bee Island Loop, a 12-mile segment of a 38-mile hiking trail created and maintained by the Florida Trail Association. I didn't anticipate much of a trek, more what a 19th-century naturalist would, with some justification, have called a "saunter." Since I was unfamiliar with the area and was packing more than 60 pounds of camping and photo gear it had seemed wise to keep goals and expectations modest.

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