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Posted on: May 1, 2019

New Blackwater Maritime Heritage Trail kiosks at Carpenter's Park

A group of people gather for a ribbon cutting for Blackwater Maritime Heritage Trail at Carpenter

New kiosks at Carpenter’s Park Boat Launch and Russell Harber Landing depicts history and tips for keeping our pristine waters unspoiled.

The Blackwater Maritime Heritage Trail is a community-based project promoting the use and preservation of the resources along the Blackwater River. According to the website, the Blackwater Maritime Heritage Trail is a comprehensive virtual guide that highlights the ecological, recreational, historical, and cultural points of interest in the waterways through Milton and Bagdad, Florida.

The Blackwater Maritime Heritage Trail is the first iteration of virtual Maritime Heritage Trails in the area. The organization is also in the process of creating trails along Pond Creek, the Yellow River, Escambia and Pensacola Bays.

Milton City Manager Randy Jorgenson said the concept of the maritime trail began years ago and he’s excited to see a dream become reality. “This is an important part of keeping our history intact and a significant way of keeping our natural resources unspoiled,” he said. “A lot of hard work by many people went into this project and we thank them all.”

The Blackwater River is a pristine river with a rich story to tell. Take a virtual tour of the trail online, or get out on the river via boat or kayak.
For more information visit the Blackwater Maritime Heritage Trail website.

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