Lafayette Passage Canoe Trail

4900 Heritage Park Blvd
Tallahassee FL 32311
(850) 245-7105

Make a splash and paddle across the Lafayette Passage Canoe Trail, a 9-mile water excursion that begins at Lake Piney Z and twists through Lake Lafayette. This trail is perfect for fishing for bass and bream, watching a variety of wading birds, hawks and ospreys, or just leisurely paddling through the open water. Visitors are often thrilled to see bald eagles and osprey nesting along the lake, and endangered wood storks have also made a home in the cypress forest. Be sure to pack plenty of water and sunscreen as paddling the entire trail from Piney Z Lake will take about 4 hours or more.

Maintained by the City Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Association (PRNA) staff in cooperation with Florida Wildlife Council (FWC), this paddling trail’s dense vegetation gives a feeling of being in the wilderness, but well placed trail markers will keep any traveler on course. Paddling through the cypress maze of Lower Lake Lafayette is an enchanting experience, and one marvels at how close this wild place is to Tallahassee. In some seasons water levels or vegetation can make paddling more challenging in Lower Lafayette.Check the Parks section of Talgov.com to view (//youtu.be/SiRw5kpImsQ) a video of the trail and check current paddle trail conditions before your trip.

Access the trail from Piney Z Lake by taking Heritage Park Blvd., which goes through the Piney Z Plantation neighborhood, and will end at the Lafayette Heritage Trail Park parking area. A large dirt parking area is provided at the south end of the parking lot and signs show how to reach the hand boat launch located there.


Featured Uses: Kayaking, canoeing, fishing, duck hunting and bird/wildlife watching.

Park Access: Lafayette Heritage Trail Park

4900 Heritage Park Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32311

(850) 245-7105

For more information on Lafayette Heritage Trail Park, click here.

Park Amenities: A small playground, 3 picnic shelters, parking, restrooms, drinking fountains, various trails, universally accessible fishing pier, floating docks, hand-launch-only boat ramp, wildlife viewing, trailhead with bike wash, and outdoor shower.

 
ACTIVITIES
Birding
Fishing
Paddling
SURFACE
Water
LEVEL
Easy

Make a splash and paddle across the Lafayette Passage Canoe Trail, a 9-mile water excursion that begins at Lake Piney Z and twists through Lake Lafayette. This trail is perfect for fishing for bass and bream, watching a variety of wading birds, hawks and ospreys, or just leisurely paddling through the open water. Visitors are often thrilled to see bald eagles and osprey nesting along the lake, and endangered wood storks have also made a home in the cypress forest. Be sure to pack plenty of water and sunscreen as paddling the entire trail from Piney Z Lake will take about 4 hours or more.

Maintained by the City Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Association (PRNA) staff in cooperation with Florida Wildlife Council (FWC), this paddling trail’s dense vegetation gives a feeling of being in the wilderness, but well placed trail markers will keep any traveler on course. Paddling through the cypress maze of Lower Lake Lafayette is an enchanting experience, and one marvels at how close this wild place is to Tallahassee. In some seasons water levels or vegetation can make paddling more challenging in Lower Lafayette.Check the Parks section of Talgov.com to view (//youtu.be/SiRw5kpImsQ) a video of the trail and check current paddle trail conditions before your trip.

Access the trail from Piney Z Lake by taking Heritage Park Blvd., which goes through the Piney Z Plantation neighborhood, and will end at the Lafayette Heritage Trail Park parking area. A large dirt parking area is provided at the south end of the parking lot and signs show how to reach the hand boat launch located there.


Featured Uses: Kayaking, canoeing, fishing, duck hunting and bird/wildlife watching.

Park Access: Lafayette Heritage Trail Park

4900 Heritage Park Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32311

(850) 245-7105

For more information on Lafayette Heritage Trail Park, click here.

Park Amenities: A small playground, 3 picnic shelters, parking, restrooms, drinking fountains, various trails, universally accessible fishing pier, floating docks, hand-launch-only boat ramp, wildlife viewing, trailhead with bike wash, and outdoor shower.

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