FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 4, 2016
FLORIDA PADDLESPORTS MONTH
~Paddle through Florida's beautiful waterways~
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The Florida Department of Environmental Protection invites
Florida residents and visitors to celebrate Florida Paddlesports Month this
November by exploring the more than 4,000 miles of designated paddling trails located
throughout the state.
“Florida Paddlesports Month is the perfect opportunity to get outside and explore our beautiful waterways and coasts,” said
Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione. “Whether you enjoy canoeing,
kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, there is sure to be an event for you this
month at one of our Florida state parks.”
Annually, an estimated 13.5 million residents and visitors
enjoy the benefits of paddlesports in Florida.
There are currently 66 state
designated paddling trails coordinated by the
Florida Park Service's Office of Greenways and Trails, with waterways for all skill levels. For information about individual trails, and to view photos of access points, campsites and points of interest, visit the online paddling trails guide.
November is full of activities statewide appealing to Florida’s
residents and visitors including guided
paddling trips at Oscar
Scherer State Park, Curry Hammock State Park, Sebastian Inlet State Park,
Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Hillsborough River State Park, Lake Kissimmee
State Park and Ichetucknee Springs State Park. On these outings, participants will learn about the history and nature of the parks, all while
enjoying the great outdoors. Many other unique activities will be offered
throughout the month at Florida state parks. To find an event near you,