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Travel - Florida, Around Eastern Lake, CCW steps

Here are hiking directions going counter-clockwise around Eastern Lake, a 5-mile trip. Mileage as shown on pedometer with 0.00 from the condo. See the numbers on the map. In the slide show match the mileage numbers to the picture captions.

  1. 0.00 Enter Deer Lake State Park to east of Heron's Watch Condo, back of Seaside Institute by Power Station on Hwy 30A. Continue north.
  2. 0.38 See road to left.
  3. 0.70 Enter Point Washington State Forest.
  4. 0.83 Turn left under power lines.
  5. 0.88 Take left fork at tree.
  6. 0.96 Stay left at Road 2.
  7. 1.00 Stay left at Road 5.
  8. 1.45 Go right at fork in road. (Explore this road sometime to see if it is a shortcut to the road noted at 0.38 miles).
  9. 1.50 See orange arrow tag for the Eastern Lake trail, looking back.
  10. 1.64 See orange pole marked "4 MILE" in the opposite direction from mine. This means it is 4 miles from the trail parking lot on Hwy 195.
  11. 1.98 Turn left at T, marked both sides of the sign.
  12. 2.08 Pass gate.
  13. 2.13 Turn right near picnic tables by the lake at start of Cassine trail, see blue swatch on tree marking. Cross bridge along the way.
  14. 2.27 Bench.
  15. 2.32 Bridge.
  16. 2.43 Go left at fork where Cassine blue trail goes right.
  17. 2.53 Keep going straight at the crossing path.
  18. 2.80 Cross Hwy 30A and turn left on the bike path, near the Gourd Garden shop.
  19. 3.08 Turn right at Gulf Rd.
  20. 3.59 Go left at beach access, cross E. Lake inlet, walk down the beach and turn left at the next access ramp to continue back home along the east side of Eastern Lake.
  21. 3.93 See condos, large lakefront homes. Stay left when road forks at Beachside Drive.
  22. 4.23 Turn left on Lakewood Dr. at small park with picnic tables and boat access.
  23. 4.46 Turn left on bike path at Hwy 30A.
  24. 4.59 Cross Hwy 30A and turn right at Heron's Watch Way.
  25. 4.70 Turn left at end to take Nature Walk down to condo dock with canoe racks, looking west over lake. Iron post inscribed SJPC.
  26. 4.90 Come back up to the condos.

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