Spend a Day on the Blackwater Heritage State Trail

Biking on Blackwater Heritage State Trail

Looking for a family fun activity on a cool summer evening? Check out the Blackwater state trail to experience scenic views, nature untouched by man, and much more!

The Blackwater Heritage State Trail

The Blackwater Heritage State Trail is the westernmost state rail-trail that winds mostly through the historic town of Milton, FL. It extends eight miles north to join the U.S. Navy’s 1.5-mile Military Heritage Trail. The more than eight miles of paved trail offer a pleasant trip through a small North Florida town and out into the countryside where quaint bridges cross multiple creeks and native wildflowers decorate the landscape. The trail was originally designated by the National Recreation Trail Association, and it is part of Florida’s State Greenways and Trails System. This paved trail is the perfect venue for biking, running, walking and skating, along with picnicking and bird, strollers, and much more!

An unpaved equestrian trail parallels the paved trail. Equestrians may use the paved trail or unpaved shoulder at their discretion! While the trail is almost completely straight, it passes through diverse terrain, including farm fields, pine Flatwoods, and thick forest. Make sure to stop at each and every crossing to see sights like you have never seen before. The trail is great for fitness and defiantly helps you to stay active. There are always kids out enjoying the trail, so watch out for tricycles or two-wheelers! What better place to get out and about for family fun, and enjoy a relaxing summer day?

Location/ Trail Length

The main trailhead is can be found near the intersection of State Road 87 and U.S. Highway 90 in Milton. There is a visitor center, located one mile from the trailhead. The visitor’s center offers parking, restrooms, picnic tables, an amphitheater, and a playground! The Blackwater Heritage State Trail is 8.1 miles paved.

Other Activities

To check out all the amazing amenities offered at The Blackwater Heritage State Trail, click here! Choose from bird watching, bicycling, playground activities, picnicking, the horse/equestrian trail, and so much more!

Visit McKenzie Motors Today!

On your way home from The Blackwater Heritage State Trail, don’t forget to stop by McKenzie Motors in Milton, FL. We have a huge selection of both new and used vehicles for you to choose from every day! Come in for a test drive, or just to speak to on of our auto care experts.

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and knowing the ins and outs of your vehicle. Here at McKenzie Motors, we know that community is important. That is why we have proudly served the Milton/Pensacola community for years, and look forward to doing so for years to come! Call us today, our visit us at our local dealership. We look forward to seeing you soon!