Experiences & Amenities
Bicycling and inline skating are popular activities on the paved trail, which is mostly rural with several street crossings. A bike shop across the street from the Milton Trailhead rents, repairs and sells bicycles. Bicycle racks are located at both the Milton and Visitor Center trailheads. Trail users of all experience levels and fitness will find this trail offers an easy, pleasant trip out into the countryside.
- Helmets are highly recommended for all cyclists and Florida law requires helmets for cyclists age 16 and under.
Bird-watching is a big draw year-round to Blackwater Heritage Trail State Park. Birding is a fun and inexpensive hobby enjoyed by all family members. All you need is a pair of sharp eyes and a good set of ears and you are on your way to exploring the trail looking for the many varieties of birds that frequent the trail.
A pair of binoculars, sunscreen, water and the proper clothing will make your birding experience even more enjoyable.
Blackwater Heritage State Trail is committed to providing a variety of amenities accessible to all of our visitors.
These amenities include:
- 8.1 miles of paved trail.
- Motorized wheelchairs and other personal mobility devices are permitted on the trail.
- Picnic facilities with tables and grills.
- Water fountains
Service animals are welcome in all areas of Florida State Parks.
If you need an accommodation, please contact the trail ranger at 850-607-5363.
Bring your horse for a leisurely ride through the city of Milton and into the countryside. The Equestrian Trailhead on Munson Highway (County Road 191) provides parking for horse trailers and over-sized vehicles, plus covered picnic benches and potable water, as well as water for horses.
- Proof of negative Coggins is required.
- Bridges are shared by all trail users.
- Equestrian use is prohibited on the Military Heritage Trail.
The city of Milton established a "Heritage Plaza" as a visitor destination beside the Milton Trailhead. The plaza features the six flags that have at one time flown over this part of Florida and a plaque with an account of the trail corridor's railroad history.
Additional signage along the trail highlights points of interest and natural resources.