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Visitors and locals alike find that time in Jackson County is best spent outdoors, and our communities offer a plethora of picturesque trails waiting for you to take a walk, hike, or bike ride. Many of our trail systems combine our love for the outdoors with water.

Walk along the water’s edge at a handful of our trails. Multi-use trails are also a great way to get the whole family outside!

Apalachee Wildlife Management Area

Located three miles north of Sneads along River Road you will find Apalachee Wildlife Management Area, 7,952 acres of public land that border Lake Seminole and the Chattahoochee River.

The upland longleaf pine and wetland habitat is managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers and is a great site for a number of activities. From hunting and mountain biking to hiking and wildlife and nature viewing, the Apalachee Wildlife Management area provides year-round outdoor recreation opportunities for all types of visitors. Photographers and wildflower enthusiasts particularly love this area because of its natural beauty.

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Hinson Conservation and Recreation Area

This magnificent outdoor paradise was once the private farm of the Hinson family, which generously made the property available for state purchase. Now managed by the City of Marianna, the Hinson Conservation & Recreation Area features miles of hiking trails. Visitors enjoy walking and bicycling along the 4-mile perimeter trail with their friends and leashed pets or exploring the Alamo and Ovens, two open-air caves part of a larger cave system along the Chipola River.

Maps of the Hinson Conservation and Recreation Area are available at the Jackson County Visitor’s Center.

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Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail

The one-half-mile Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail leads through the beautiful canopied forests of the Upper Chipola River Water Management Area to the historic and haunted Bellamy Bridge. It is home to rare and endangered plant species along the path and was made possible by a group of dedicated volunteers and a cooperative venture between Northwest Florida Water Management District and Jackson County Parks & Recycling.

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