By December 3, 2013

Apalachicola National Forest unveils new recreation site in Leon County …..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The U.S. Forest Service is proud to announce the grand opening of the Springhill Motorcycle Trailhead, a new recreation area on the Apalachicola National Forest on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, and the public is invited to attend.

The event will begin with a short ribbon cutting ceremony starting at 10:00 a.m., which will include brief remarks by Deputy District Ranger Harold Shenk of the Apalachicola National Forest, followed by a special guest speaker. In addition, Tallahassee Trail Riders will be presenting a motorcycle skills demonstration for the public.

The new facility is a dedicated trailhead for the motorcycle trails on the Apalachicola National Forest and is located a short distance from Tallahassee, Fla., on Springhill Road. Forest Service engineers designed the recreation area to include spacious parking for visitors with trailers to offload motorcycles.

Trail specialists from the U.S. Forest Service and TTR members will be on hand to answer questions about the trial and trail riding. The Apalachicola National Forest has approximately 111 miles of trails for motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and other off-highway vehicles.

“We look forward to hosting this family-friendly event on the Apalachicola National Forest,” said Chandra Roberts, recreation program manager for the Apalachicola National Forest. “Introducing a new recreation site to the area is very exciting. It’s a milestone for the forest, but one, we hope the public will enjoy for years.”

Directions from Tallahassee, turn south on Springhill Road from Capital Circle SW near the Tallahassee Regional Airport. Drive approximately three miles to the Springhill Motorcycle Trailhead entrance located on the right. Follow the loop around to the motorcycle parking area for event festivities.

Directions from Crawford, drive north on U.S. Highway 319. Turn left at the intersection of State Highway 267/Bloxham Cutoff Road. Drive approximately three miles then turn right onto State Highway 373/Springhill Road. Drive six miles to the Springhill Motorcycle Trailhead entrance on the left.

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