Florida Trail

Parks and Rec month offers opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy nature

Parks and Rec month offers opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy nature

National Parks and Recreation Month was first celebrated more than 30 years ago. It offers people a chance to explore all that parks, both state and local, have to offer. “It’s an opportunity to come out and just explore our parks,” said Corliss Castro, a park ranger at Blackwater River State Park. Read the full […]

In remembrance: Nanninga’s final journey on the Appalachian Trail

In remembrance: Nanninga’s final journey on the Appalachian Trail

As fall approached, Jim Nanninga was eager to complete his mission of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. Derailed by an ankle injury last November after hiking more than 1,200 miles of the 2,180-mile trail over the course of three months, he rested and recovered and rolled out of Fort Walton Beach Sept. 6 via Greyhound […]

Never-ending work along the Florida Trail

Never-ending work along the Florida Trail

Ed Williamson had no idea the Florida Trail existed, at least not until a chance encounter with people from the Western Gate Chapter of the Florida Trail Association. He came across a booth at an Earth Day event in Pensacola and the rest is history. “I was curious about it and asked some questions and […]