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Apalachicola National Forest Opening Motorcycle Trail and Recreation Area Thursday

Apalachicola River
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The US Forest Service is reopening the Springhill Motorcycle Trail and Trout Pond Recreation Area in the Apalachicola National Forest. The spaces will be open to visitors starting Thursday morning—just in time for the long weekend.

Forest Supervisor Kelly Russel of the National Forests in Florida says she hopes the opening will bring families together for Memorial Day weekend. But officials are reminding visitors to keep best practices in mind to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. That includes avoiding congregating in groups of ten or more. Park rangers also strongly recommend following local and state guidelines for social distancing.