Launching Florida’s Trail Town Program

A Trail Town is a vibrant destination where people come together.

by Doug Alderson, paddling trails coordinator, Florida Office of Greenways and Trails


About the Author

Doug Alderson works as the paddling trails coordinator for the Florida Office of Greenways and Trails, part of the Division of Recreation and Parks, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. He coordinates most of Florida’s 45 state designated paddling trails, including the 1,515-mile Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail, as well as the Visit Florida Greenways and Trails website. An avid paddler during his free time, he also writes an outdoor and nature blog for Visit Tallahassee and is the author of several natural history and outdoor adventure books and magazine articles (not to be confused with the Canadian author by the same name).

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