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Blackwater Heritage State Trail

 About Blackwater Heritage State Trail

Skaters with strollers on Blackwater Heritage State Trail by John Moran

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Gerard Greco, Trail Manager

Five trailheads with parking areas are located along the trail corridor. Southern Trailhead, located 2/10 mile north of the 0 mile marker, has limited parking, restrooms and a water fountain. One mile north, the Milton Trailhead, located just off U.S. 90, features picnic tables and a gazebo, restrooms, a water fountain and a bicycle rack. There is a shop across the street that sells, rents and repairs bicycles.

The Visitor Center, located approximately one mile north of the Milton Trailhead, offers parking, restrooms, picnic tables, barbeque grills, an amphitheater, a playground and a part-time concession for snacks and souvenirs. Meeting space may be rented here, as well as with quad cycles and adult tricycles, all with prior arrangements. Call (850) 983-5338 to inquire about these rentals.

The Equestrian Trailhead on Munson Highway (CR191) provides parking for horse trailers and oversized vehicles, covered picnic benches and potable water as well as water for horses. An accessible portable toilet is located near the four-mile marker; waterless restrooms are located at both the six and eight-mile markers. No potable water is available north of the equestrian trailhead, so trail users should plan to bring ample water. A parking area and covered picnic table can be found at the eight-mile point where the Blackwater Heritage State Trail joins the Military Heritage Trail.

GETTING HERE

Southern/Old Highway 90 Trailhead:
6655 Old Highway 90
Milton, FL 32570
GPS: N 30.6121 / W-87.0456

Milton Trailhead:
6715 Elva Street
Milton, FL 32570
GPS: N 30.6223 / W-87.0429

Visitor Center:
5533 Alabama Street
Milton, FL 32570
GPS: N 30.6358 / W -87.0400

Equestrian Trailhead:
5969 Munson Highway (CR 191)
Milton, FL 32570
GPS: N 30.6508 / W -87.0154

Naval Air Station Whiting Field Trailhead:
7050 Marty Martin Way
Milton, FL 32570
GPS: N 30.6963 / W -86.9932

GET INVOLVED

  • For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
  • Blackwater Heritage State Trail Citizen Support Organization
  • Acting Board President: Walt Schumann

CONCESSIONAIRES

  • Blackwater Heritage State Trail Citizen Support Organization - Sells snacks and souvenirs at the Visitor Center. Hours of operation vary.

PET POLICY

  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Well behaved dogs are allowed on the trail with a maximum six-foot, hand-held leash. Owners are requested to walk their dogs near the edge of the trail, for the safety of all trail users.