Looking For Some Cool Weather Fun? Head to a Florida State Trail

Recumbent biking is a big draw to the Withlacoochee State Trail.

As temperatures have dipped slightly, I've noticed a lot more people out enjoying the excellent fall weather. And why not? This is the perfect time to get outside and do something fun.

Looking for suggestions on where to go? If it was me, I'd head to a state trail. Florida has lots of them, and they are all great places to get your feet – or tires – on the ground this fall.You've probably heard me talking about the Withlacoochee State Trail before. It's in my neck of the woods and it's 46 miles of uninterrupted paved trail, where users often see wildlife while they ride for miles in a tranquil Central Florida setting. No wonder cyclists come from near and far to get their miles in here.

Be sure to check out the others, too; they're great places to to enjoy Florida's great outdoors, whether you're on foot, on horseback, or riding a bicycle. Here's the list:

  • Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
  • Blackwater Heritage State Trail
  • Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail
  • General James A. Van Fleet State Trail
  • Nature Coast State Trail
  • Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail
  • Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail
  • Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic State Trail

Visit the state parks' website at www.floridastateparks.org/thingstodo/statetrails for more information and locations on all of these state trails. Visit them yourself and see why Florida received the Best Trails State in America award in 2008.  For more cool places to play, check out VISITFLORIDA.com/trails. Have fun!

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