On Jan. 20, Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy (FNCC) erected a kiosk at the end of the Railroad Trestle Trail. The trail begins on Grove Avenue, just east of SR 24 and ends at the old railroad trestle that crosses the number four channel. The kiosk provides a resting place for trail visitors before they return to the starting point.
Visitors can enjoy the birds that flock to the marsh that surrounds the grassy path and learn from the markers that identify the many species of plants found along the way. The trestle at the end of the trail marks a deep hole in the number four channel that often holds trout and redfish, especially in the colder weather.
The Trail was made possible by a conservation easement given to the FNCC by the Cedar Key Development Association and now the Nature’s Landing Condo Association. The trail is maintained by the FNCC and the city of Cedar Key and is open for pedestrian enjoyment during daylight hours.
The FNCC is a charitable organization that works with government, business and private interests to protect and preserve ecologically important lands and waters. The FNCC is actively seeking new members and financial contributors to help cover the costs of keeping the trail open to the public.
Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a member of FNCC should go to the website: www.floridasnaturecoastconservancy.org