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DOH-Putnam Trail Town Designation

June 07, 2019

Palatka, Fla. - The City of Palatka recently celebrated the prestigious recognition the State of Florida's sixth official Trail Town designee. Palatka and the surrounding area offers a system of multi-use paths that offers local and nearby residents the many health benefits of walking, hiking and cycling on local trails; paddling on the St. Johns and riding on equestrian trails.

With Palatka becoming an important trail town link in all four directions is an opportunity for trail users to participate in a variety of heart healthy activities. Mary Garcia, Administrator serves on the Trail Town Committee along with partners from the City of Palatka, Revitalize Historic Palatka, Inc., Downtown Palatka, Inc. and the Putnam Blueways and Trails CSO. This accomplishment is part of our Complete Streets efforts for Putnam County. Trail Friendly Communities help combat the rise of chronic diseases.

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