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  1. mahaney

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    Hey guys, just wandering if anyone knows any cool places near Clearwater. I just retired from the Air Force and momma wanted to move closer to family so here we are. I know absolutely nothing about this area so any help would really be appreciated.

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    The Ocala National Forest isn't too far from you.

    Here is one local quirk to know. Florida State Parks and Florida State Forests are managed by different agencies so are found on different web sites. Google each separately and you'll see what I mean. Both can be great places to find hiking trails and camping spots. I have an annual pass for both state forests and state parks in Florida.

    I'm more familiar with my area in the Florida Panhandle. We even have some nice day hiking trails in the county park. If you PM your email I can send a PDF of local (Tallahassee) trails for day hikes.
     
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    Good luck on the new trails man. You'll be missed 'round here
     
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    I know this post is a few months old, but if you're still looking for places to hike, bushcraft, etc., check out the links below. The Green Swamp has several tracts of land that aren't too far from you. The second link has free resources you can download or get via the mail. The Recreation Guide is a great choice with maps of all the lands managed by SWFWMD.

    And as a previous poster mentioned, Ocala is always a good choice.

    Hiking

    Free water conservation publications and materials
     
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    Awesome. Thank you!
     

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