Central Florida’s Coast to Coast Connector Trail Reaches Its Final Stretch

The state’s most ambitious recreation trail will take in Atlantic surf and rocket launches; manatees and springs; SunRail trains; Florida-style mountains; remote forests and charming towns; and the Gulf of Mexico near St. Petersburg.

About 75 percent of the 250-mile Coast to Coast Connector is open, but difficult gaps remain to be paved.

“Let’s go finish this trail,” said Dale Allen, president of the Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation, speaking last week to a packed room of those who will plan, pave and promote the trail, which is expected to be completed in about five years. “We need to make it the most spectacular trail in North America.”

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