Rail-Trails Florida Guide Book

by Various authors (Wilderness Press)
Rail-Trails Florida  by Various authors

181pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 9780899978192

Of the more than 1,900 rail-trails across the United States, 48 are located in the state of Florida. Spanning waterways, urban and rural areas, and some of Florida’s most unique terrain, these pathways help preserve and pay homage to the rich history of a state known for its marine life, fishing and agricultural industries, and beautiful islands and beaches.

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Trails from the "Rail-Trails Florida" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 52.
... Preview: This 5.7-mile rail-trail parallels the southern shoreline of Amelia Island, a member of the Sea Island chain along Florida’s northeast coast that boasts beaches, a variety of recreation options, and ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Amelia Island, FL - Fishing,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 5.7
... Preview: Surrounded by coconut palms and meandering along the back of South Beach, the Atlantic Greenway (a segment of the nearly 3,000-mile East Coast Greenway system) is nestled in one of the United States’ ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Miami Beach, FL - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: The Auburndale TECO Trail connects Lake Myrtle in Auburndale with Polk City, where it meets up with the General James A. Van Fleet Trail. The flat route and smooth surface are inviting to users of a ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Auburndale, FL - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: The Black Creek Trail connects Black Point Park and Marina in Homestead to Larry and Penny Thompson Park in Miami. At Black Point Park, you can enter Biscayne National Park via a short, quarter-mile g ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Miami, FL - Fishing,Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: In Milton, just northeast of Pensacola, the nearly 10-mile Blackwater Heritage State Trail is the rewarding result of a partnership between Florida’s Departments of Transportation and Environmenta ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Milton, FL - Horseback Riding,Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: Once owned by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, the Blountstown Greenway Bike Path inhabits a portion of the Marianna & Blountstown (M&B) Railroad, which connected the Apalachicola River town of Blountst ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Blountstown, FL - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: Visitors come to Gasparilla Island for its soothing beaches, upscale eateries, shopping, and the history in and around Boca Grande. You, too, can sample these amenities up and down this paved 6-mi ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Placida, FL - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: The 6.5-mile Cady Way Trail runs through a pleasant, lake-dotted route that links quaint neighborhoods, shopping areas, parks, and business districts between Winter Park and Orlando. Because of its lo ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Orlando, FL - Rail-Trails - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: The Courtney Campbell Trail gives riders an experience uniquely Floridian, connecting Tampa to Clearwater across a portion of Old Tampa Bay. The trail starts inconspicuously near Cypress Point Park in ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Tampa, FL - Fishing,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: Stretching from Orlando’s densely populated outskirts to the sleepy bedroom communities of Oviedo, Winter Springs, and Lake Mary, the Cross Seminole Trail provides crucial residential links in an auto ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Winter Park, FL - Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 22.8
... Preview: The East Central Regional Rail Trail follows a set of railroad tracks built in 1885 to transport cargo and passengers from the Atlantic Coast into central Florida. Totaling about 15 miles at the ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Deltona, FL - Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: El Rio Trail is a pleasant green corridor running along the east side of the El Rio Canal between Glades Road and Congress Avenue, just north of Northwest 82nd Boulevard. The trail offers several ways ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Boca Raton, FL - Fishing,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: When this former railroad corridor connecting Key West to the Florida mainland was originally operated by Henry Flagler as the Overseas Railroad in the early 1900s, many considered it the Eighth Wonde ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Key Largo, FL - Fishing,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 106.5
... Preview: Running between Lakeland and Bartow in suburban Polk County, the Fort Fraser Trail operates on a portion of the former South Florida Railroad’s Pemberton Ferry Branch. Built in 1885, the line connec ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Lakeland, FL - Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 7.75
... Preview: One of Florida’s most popular urban pathways, the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail stretches north from St. Petersburg to East Lake, connecting several county parks, coastal areas, and communities. Its m ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Saint Petersburg, FL - Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 44.3
... Preview: This rail-trail runs from the bustling university town of Gainesville to sleepy Hawthorne, through some of Florida’s finest terrain. While the trail is a bit hillier than the other rail-trails in the ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Gainesville, FL - Fishing,Horseback Riding,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 16.5
... Preview: General James A. Van Fleet Trail runs a straight 29-mile course through some of Florida’s most scenic rural landscape. If you are looking to immerse yourself in wetlands and wildlife, the Van Fleet ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Polk City, FL - Horseback Riding,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 29
... Preview: Gordon River Greenway offers an easy and convenient taste of the Florida wild through a 126-acre natural area in the heart of Naples. The 12-foot-wide pavement is ultra smooth and winds through a mixt ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Naples, FL - Fishing,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: Historic Jungle Trail winds nearly 8 miles through the hammock and mangrove habitats of Florida’s barrier islands north of Vero Beach. The trail—really a road—was built in the 1920s to support the ci ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Vero Beach, FL - Fishing,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: Located west of Jacksonville’s downtown core, the Jacksonville- Baldwin Rail-Trail provides 14.5 miles of multiuse pathway with a variety of landscapes, including wetlands, forests, and cornfields. ... From the guidebook "Rail-Trails Florida"
Jacksonville, FL - Horseback Riding,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 14.5