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Florida Trails Association Indian River Chapter
 

Indian River Chapter

Florida Trails Association

For members in Florida Counties: Brevard and Indian River.



Chapter Meetings:
1st Monday of the month, 6:30 PM
Melbourne Public Library
Located at Fee Ave, Melbourne, FL

P.O. Box 832, Melbourne, FL 32902

North Brevard Contact:
Nancy & Jim Escoffier
eMail

    The Indian River Chapter of the Florida Trail Association is responsible for creating and maintaining trails in the East Central Florida area. We are one of several chapters of the Florida Trail Association located around the state each responsible for trails in their area. We usually hold monthly meetings in the Public Library in Melbourne on Fee Street on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM but a couple of times a year we decide we have had enough meetings and have a picnic instead, by demand of the membership.

In addition to our trail building we also hold scheduled hikes on trails in our area and sometimes beyond, nothing formal but whatever seems to present itself. The hikes we do do are scheduled in advance and open to the public except when they are on private property and depending on the landowner

If you want to participate in one of the hikes it is suggested that you call the hike leader as listed in the schedule and confirm that the hike will be held as scheduled. Sometimes, because of factors such as weather and high water levels, some hikes may be rescheduled for other areas or delayed to a later date. See the links below for schedules of upcoming hikes.

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Tosohatchee trail head
Tosohatchee

Blue Springs trail head
Blue Springs


Tentative new schedule for the coming season.
All hikes meet at designated areas at 8:30am.
For questions, call 321-453-1586 or e-mail jescoffier@aol.com.

2016 - 2017 WEDNESDAY HIKE SCHEDULES

2016 DATE SCHEDULED MEET
November 2, 2016 Sebastian River Buffer Preserve Meet at Sams Discount Club at 4255 West New Haven in Melbourne at 8:30 Am. 
November 9, 2016 Sandhills Con. Area Meet at Lone Cabbage Fish Camp on Hwy 520 and the St. Johns River at 8:30 Am.
November 16, 2016 Lake Proctor Trail Meet at West Entrance of Lowe's Parking Lot at I-95 and Hwy 50 in Titusville at 8:30 Am.
November 23, 2016 Salt Lake Meet at West Entrance of Lowe's Parking Lot at I-95 and Hwy 50 in Titusville at 8:30 Am.
November 30, 2016 Econ River Loop Trail Meet at Lone Cabbage Fish Camp on Hwy 520 and the St. Johns River at 8:30 Am.
$2.00 Per Person Entry Fee Applies.
December 7, 2016 Prairie Lakes Trail Meet at Sams Discount Club at 4255 West New Haven in Melbourne at 8:30 Am.
$6.00 Per Car Entry Fee Applies.
December 14, 2016 Seminole Ranch Meet at West Entrance of Lowe's Parking Lot at I-95 and Hwy 50 in Titusville at 8:30 Am.

2017 DATE SCHEDULED MEET
January 4, 2017
Cruickshank Loop Trail Meet at West Entrance of Lowe's Parking Lot  at I-95 and Hwy 50 in Titusville at 8:30 Am.
$5.00 Per Car or $15.00 Yr Entry Fee.
January 11, 2017 Tosohatchee Loop Trail Meet at Lone Cabbage Fish Camp on Hwy 520 and the St. Johns River at 8:30 Am.
$3.00 Per Car Entry Fee Applies.
January 18, 2017 Doris Leeper Trail Meet at West Entrance of Lowe's Parking Lot at I-95 and Hwy 50 in Titusville at 8:30 Am.
January 25, 2017 Tosohatchee South Meet at Lone Cabbage Fish Camp on Hwy 520 and the St. Johns River at 8:30 Am.
February 1, 2017 Blue Springs Trail Meet at West Entrance of Lowe's Parking Lot at I-95 and Hwy 50 in Titusville at 8:30 Am.
February 8, 2017 Bull Creek Cemetery Meet at Sams Discount Club at 4255 West New Haven in Melbourne at 8:30 Am.
February 15, 2017 Fox Lake Trail Meet at West Entrance of Lowe's Parking Lot at I-95 and Hwy 50 in Titusville at 8:30 Am.
February 22, 2017 Orlando Wetlands Park Meet at West Entrance of Lowe's Parking Lot  at I-95 and Hwy 50 in Titusville at 8:30 Am.
March 1, 2017 Pine Island Trail Meet at West Entrance of Lowe's Parking Lot at I-95 and Hwy 50 in Titusville at 8:30 Am.
March 8, 2017 Harmony Trail Meet at Sam's Discount Club at 4255 West New Haven in Melbourne at 8:30 Am.
March 15 2017 Micco Scrub Trail Meet at Sam's Discount Club at 4255 West New Haven in Melbourne at 8:30 Am.
March 22, 2017 Econ River Trail Meet at Lone Cabbage Fish Camp on Hwy 520 and the St. Johns River at 8:30 Am
$2.00 Per Person Entry Fee Applies.
March 29, 2017 Seminole Ranch/
Orlando Wetlands
Meet at West Entrance of Lowe's Parking Lot at I-95 and Hwy 50 in Titusville at 8:30 Am.
April 5, 2017 Ulumay Sanctuary Meet at New Sam's Club in Cocoa at I-95 and Hwy 520 at 8:30 Am.
April 12, 2017 Prairie Lakes Trail Meet at Sams Discount Club at 4255 West New Haven in Melbourne at 8:30 Am
$6.00 Per Car Entry Fee Applies.
April 19, 2017 Enchanted Forest Meet at West Entrance of Lowe's Parking Lot at I-95 and Hwy 50 in Titusville at 8:30 Am.
April 26, 2017 South Beaches Meet at Sams Discount Club at 4255 West New Haven in Melbourne at 8:30 Am

Log Onto http://jjehiketwm.blogspot.com/ for Trail Maps or Find a Complete Wednesday Hike Schedule Is at http://jjehikesced.blogspot.com/

All of the Wednesday hikes are between four and seven miles in length and will meet at one of four places at 8:30 am. The hike locations are tentative because accessability can change (bridges out, wildfires, etc.) but we will always meet at the scheduled place at the scheduled time.

For updates call 321-453-1586 or e-mail jescoffier@aol.com.

A copy of this schedule and directions to the trails from the meeting places are online at: http://jjehike.blogspot.com.

Meeting place addresses:
Lowe's Titusville: hwy 50 and I-95 — Sam's Melbourne: hwy 192 near I-95
Sam's Cocoa: hwy 520 and I-95 — Lone Cabbage: hwy 520 and St. John's River

Florida Trail information online at http://www.floridatrail.org


In the Orlando Wetlands. From the Cruickshank trail.
Seen on the Prarie Lakes trail. A beautiful find at Sams House.
Click to share a bit more of what we enjoy along the trails.

FTA Indian River Chapter News

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Jim Escoffier's Gallery of Photos and Thoughts of the Trail

Jim & Nancy's Chapter hike schedule
Jim & Nancy's directions to hiking trails
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