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Project Details
Work Type: Master Plan
Phase: Planning
Limits: Polk County to Collier County
Length: 210 miles
Start of Current Phase: Late 2023
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Mid 2024

The Collier to Polk Regional Trail will provide a connected multi-use trail that traverses Collier, Hendry, Glades, Highlands, Hardee, and Polk counties. When completed, the project is expected to be approximately 200 miles. This regional trail is being developed to:

  • Enhance economic and nature-based tourism potential within the multi-county study area that includes Florida’s Heartland
  • Connect small towns, parks, preserves, heritage sites, and wildlife corridors
  • Enhance active transportation opportunities in the communities it will traverse

The Master Plan is currently underway to define high-level concepts and routing opportunities and to receive community input. It will be completed by July 2024. This will be followed by PD&E studies that will collectively identify the location and conceptual design of feasible alternatives for this long-distance trail.

Please visit the project website at www.colliertopolktrail.com/ 

Public Involvement

Collier to Polk Regional Trail Master Plan Public Open Houses

Attend one of the public open houses below to learn more about the Collier to Polk Regional Trail Master Plan and provide your input. The materials available for review and comment will be the same at each open house:

Virtual Open House

Although the public comment period has concluded, you can still visit the Virtual Open House to view the project information that was available at the in-person open houses: Collier To Polk Regional Trail Master Plan Virtual Open House [https://kollabspacecolliertopolktrail.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/index.html].


Public Open House #1

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Hardee County Agri-Civic Center
515 Civic Center Drive, Wauchula FL 33873


Public Open House #2

Thursday, May 30, 2024

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Hall
5931 Hammock Road, Sebring FL 33872


Public Open House #3

Tuesday, June 4, 2024
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

FDOT D1 Conference Center
801 N Broadway Ave, Bartow FL 33830


Public Open House #4

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

LaBelle Civic Center
481 W Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle FL 33935


Public Open House #5

Thursday, June 6, 2024

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

UF/IFAS Collier Extension Office
14700 Immokalee Road, Naples FL 34120


Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons with questions regarding nondiscrimination or Civil Rights, please contact the District One Title VI Coordinator Cynthia Sykes at (863) 519-2287 or at Cynthia.Sykes@dot.state.fl.us .

If you have questions about the Master Plan or the planned open houses, please contact Katherine Chinault, FDOT Project Manager.

To send a comment or ask a question about this project, visit www.colliertopolktrail.com/get-involved/.


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Contact Information
Planning Project Manager
Katherine Chinault
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Project Documents