Withlacoochee Bay Trail

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Withlacoochee Bay Trail

Withlacoochee Bay Trail

Client: FDEP Office of Greenways and Trails
Location: Citrus County, FL
Size: 4 Mile Segment
Service: Transportation & Mobility

Highlights:
Contact Staff: Mark T. Llewellyn Sr., P.E.
 

This section of the Withlacoochee Bay Trail is located along the historic Cross Florida Barge Canal in Citrus County.  The meandering multi-use trail extends from a trailhead located on the east side of US. 19, to an incredible overlook at the Gulf of Mexico trail terminus. This overlook is the poster child for the 2007 Florida Greenways and Trails Month.  Genesis provided a full complement of professional services to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Greenways and Trails in the completion of this very popular trail. This project is truly a “From Vision to Reality” project.

The original vision of a meandering multi-use recreational trail that would take advantage of the beautiful vistas along the Barge Canal, and the panoramic vistas from the spoil embankment adjacent to the Canal became a reality through the planning, engineering design, environmental permitting, and construction administration performed by Genesis. The end result is a combination of facilities that include several trail head parking areas, an equestrian trailhead, restroom facilities, picnic shelters, observation and fishing platforms, a 12 foot wide multi-use trail, canoe/kayak launch, and boat ramp. Today you will find people walking, riding their bicycles, horseback riding, fishing, paddling, bird watching or simply enjoying the solitude and natural beauty of the park. The community’s reception of this pristine multi-use recreational trail was so great that it lead to the creation of a non-profit citizen’s support organization. These organization members volunteer their time to develop, maintain, and promote this community enhancing trail.

The Genesis Team is grateful to have had the opportunity to see this project From Vision to Reality.

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Withlacoochee Bay Trail


Citrus County, FL

Client:

FDEP Office of Greenways and Trails

Location:

Citrus County, FL

Size:

4 Mile Segment

Service

Transportation & Mobility

Highlights:

Conceptual Design
Construction Documents
Engineering Design and Permitting
Environmental Permitting
Public Involvement
Surveying
Trail

Withlacoochee Bay Trail

This section of the Withlacoochee Bay Trail is located along the historic Cross Florida Barge Canal in Citrus County.  The meandering multi-use trail extends from a trailhead located on the east side of US. 19, to an incredible overlook at the Gulf of Mexico trail terminus. This overlook is the poster child for the 2007 Florida Greenways and Trails Month.  Genesis provided a full complement of professional services to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Greenways and Trails in the completion of this very popular trail. This project is truly a “From Vision to Reality” project.

The original vision of a meandering multi-use recreational trail that would take advantage of the beautiful vistas along the Barge Canal, and the panoramic vistas from the spoil embankment adjacent to the Canal became a reality through the planning, engineering design, environmental permitting, and construction administration performed by Genesis. The end result is a combination of facilities that include several trail head parking areas, an equestrian trailhead, restroom facilities, picnic shelters, observation and fishing platforms, a 12 foot wide multi-use trail, canoe/kayak launch, and boat ramp. Today you will find people walking, riding their bicycles, horseback riding, fishing, paddling, bird watching or simply enjoying the solitude and natural beauty of the park. The community’s reception of this pristine multi-use recreational trail was so great that it lead to the creation of a non-profit citizen’s support organization. These organization members volunteer their time to develop, maintain, and promote this community enhancing trail.

The Genesis Team is grateful to have had the opportunity to see this project From Vision to Reality.