Multiple-Use Management and Corridor Sharing


Boundary Canal Trail (Phases I and II) - Florida

The Boundary Canal Trail, Palm Bay, Florida

The smooth multi-use paved path was funded with the Department of Environmental Protection RTP funds, with a match from the City of Palm Bay.

Two Recreational Trails Program grants were utilized to complete 1.4 miles of both paved multi-use and natural surface equestrian trail in Palm Bay, Florida.

The Boundary Canal Trail links these trails in the Palm Bay area:

  • Palm Bay’s Turkey Creek Sanctuary - a 117 acre park of diverse habitat that includes a 1.5 mile boardwalk, jogging trails, canoe decks and nature center.
  • Malabar’s Cameron Wildlife Preserve - 100 acre natural conservation area with existing equestrian and off-road bicycle and walking trails.
  • Brevard County’s Malabar Scrub Sanctuary - 395 acres of endangered Scrub Jay habitat with multi-use trails for biking, walking and bird watching.

Biking, jogging, rollerblading, hiking, equestrian use and mountain biking are accommodated by the Boundary Canal Trail. The trail is the first part of the Brevard County Greenways and Trails Master Plan System to be implemented.

At its completion, the trail will be about two miles long and is part of the South Brevard Linear Trail plan, a 22-mile contiguous multi-use path that will meander through the southeastern end of the county.

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2020: Pine Street Woods

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2018: Wildcat Rock Trail - North Carolina

2018: Brule River Bridge - Wisconsin

2017: Middle Fork National Recreation Trail Improvements - Oregon

2016: Dolan Springs Trail - Arizona

2015: Boardman Bridge - Idaho

2014: Discovery Hill Community Trails - Idaho

2014: Yellow Creek Bridge Project - Pennsylvania

2013: Longleaf Trace Equestrian Trail Improvements and Extension - Mississippi

2012: Kwolh Butte Shelter - Oregon

2011: White River Valley Trail - Missouri

2010: Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area - Maine

2009: Meduxnekeag River Bridge - Maine

2007: Wild Rivers State Trail - Wisconsin

2006: Lake Russell Multiple-Use Trail - Georgia

2005: Johnson Camp Trail Project - California

2004: Minooka Off-Highway Vehicle Park - Alabama

2003: Morrison Trail Project - Montana