Blackwater Heritage State Trail

Milton, Florida

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May 29 ~ Jun 4
Located in westernmost Florida, Blackwater Heritage State Trail is the perfect spot for nature lovers. The trail has lots of great amenities and is excellent for running, biking, bird-watching, and more.

Blackwater Heritage State Trail Visitors Guide

If you’re traveling to Milton, FL, and want the wonders of nature to fill your day, Blackwater Heritage State Trail is the place for you. The trail is part of Florida’s Statewide System of Greenways and Trails. The original rail line, which was built in the early 1900s, transported freight for the Bagdad Land Lumber Company, lumber, and passengers before the Bagdad mill was closed in 1939. The nine miles of paved trail offers a pleasant trip through a charming North Florida town and stretches into the country settings where wooden bridges cross a number of streams.

Blackwater Heritage State Trail runs past Milton City Hall, the old Milton Fire Station, and the trail’s Visitor Center. Bicycling is a popular activity on the trail. Visitors of all experience levels find that this trail is an easy and serene trip into the countryside. Bird-watching draws in many visitors all year-round and it’s fun for the entire family. Just listen and look closely, and you will see a variety of birds that roam the trail.

The Visitor’s Center features a playground for the kids, barbeque grills, an amphitheater, picnic tables, and more. You will also find a concession stand where you can purchase snacks and souvenirs. Whether you want to have a picnic, bird-watch, or take a bike ride, Black Heritage State Trail has you covered.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long is the Blackwater Heritage bike trail?

The trail is 8.1 miles.

2. Can I bring my dog to Blackwater Heritage State Trail?

Yes. As long as the dogs are well-behaved, they are allowed on the trail.

3. Do I have to make reservations for the picnic tables?

No reservations are required.

4. Is Blackwater Heritage State Trail wheelchair accessible?

Yes. The trail and facilities are wheelchair accessible.


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