Apalachicola River Paddling Trail System

Excellent opportunities for paddling and kayaking entice paddlers of all abilities to enjoy a hundred miles of marked waterways interlacing the lower Apalachicola River estuary. Short easy trips meander through mysterious tupelo swamps while a variety of overnight trips flow along rivers and open bays where fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities abound. The best times to paddle are fall and spring when temperatures are pleasant, wildflowers are blooming, and birding opportunities are at their peak. The area's outstanding diverse wildlife habitats, including floodplain forest, saw grass marshes, and pine flatwoods, support significant populations of both rare and common wildlife. This area contains a variety of excellent locations on the Great Florida Birding Trail

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Trail Information

Difficulty: Moderate, Length of Trail (in miles): 100