A Greenway Hike

In the 1960’s the state began building a deep water canal across central Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Johns River which would allow ships and barges to get to the Atlantic Ocean without having to go all the way around the peninsula. It was stopped because of environmental concerns. The 110-mile corridor was eventually turned into hiking trails and recreation areas.

The RV park we are staying in just happens to be adjacent to this 110 mile corridor now named the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway. We walked a short trail loop behind the RV park which took us by a pretty little section of the Ocklawaha River.

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Greenway Trail behind RV Park

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Ocklawaha River

We wanted to see more of the trail so we drove a few miles away to the Marshall Swamp Trailhead section of the Greenway and walked about two miles of that.

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A Greenway Trailhead

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The Greenway Trail

It was kinda like walking through a jungle. Humid, but was only 70 degrees. We did not see any wildlife. Flat, because you know there are no hills in Florida.

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Greenway Trail

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Marshall Swamp

After the walk we went home, just in time, as it began to rain when we got there.

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