Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway

Crossing Central Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Johns River is the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway which occupies much of the land formerly known as the Cross Florida Ship and later Barge Canal projects. A series of historic events transformed this corridor from one of the nation's largest uncompleted public works project to a world class greenway.

photo: The western terminus of the trail at Withlacoochee Bay on the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by Heather Nagy. Type:
Length: 110.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: North Central Florida
States: Florida
Counties: Citrus, Levy, Marion, Putnam
Latitude: 29.52577   Longitude: -81.87778

Several access points from Inglis to the St. Johns River. See website

Description

The Cross Florida Greenway originally began as a potential shipping route, today, due to carefully designed legislation, these former United States government ship and barge canal lands comprise one of the largest greenways under sole ownership in the United States. Along the approximate 110 mile corridor, which in most places is one mile wide, many natural and cultural resources may be found. The Greenway includes 117 known historic sites alone, providing recreation opportunities to a variety of trail users. These include hikers, paddlers, bicyclists, off-road bicyclists, equestrians and carriages.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Grass or vegetation
Secondary Surface: Asphalt
Grass or Vegetation
Soil, compacted

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 2001

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Florida Hikes - Greenway information

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Mickey Thomason
Manager
Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection
Cross Florida Greenway
8282 SE Hwy 314
Ocala , FL 34470
(352) 236-7143
Mickey.Thomason@dep.state.fl.us
http://www.floridastateparks.org/crossflorida/

 

Photos

The western terminus of the trail at Withlacoochee Bay on the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by Heather Nagy.

The western terminus of the trail at Withlacoochee Bay on the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by Heather Nagy.

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