Healthy West Orange Trails Connection

Bringing together partners to promote, activate and enhance the trail system by creating opportunities for physical activity, social engagement, prosperity, and happiness.

Connecting Healthy Communities

Getting outdoors – whether to walk, bike, play or just take in the environment – is key to West Orange residents becoming the healthiest in the nation. The Healthy West Orange Trails Connection (HWOTC) was formed to promote, activate and enhance the trail system to create opportunities for physical activity, social engagement, prosperity, and happiness. Our goal is to connect a dynamic regional trail system that we can all enjoy close to home.

The HWOTC Steering Committee

  • City of Ocoee

  • City of Winter Garden

  • Foundation for a Healthier West Orange

  • Gotha Rural Settlement

  • Town of Oakland

  • Town of Windermere

  • West Orange Healthcare District

Supporting partners

  • Bike/Walk Central Florida

  • City of Apopka

  • Florida Department of Health – Orange County

  • Florida Department of Transportation

  • MetroPlan Orlando

  • Orange County

  • West Orange Chamber of Commerce

Enhancing the Trails

Thankfully, West Orange already has some of the best trails around. But how do we build on our existing trails and multi-use paths and connect our residents to where they need to go? And how do we encourage our community to get out and take advantage of these trails? That’s what the West Orange Healthcare District asked a task force to consider, research and report. The resulting Healthy West Orange Trails Initiative Report is a first step and guideline for the HWOTC.

Resources

View the Healthy West Orange Trails Initiative Report.

View Report

Find regional trails and maps below.

Find Maps

Getting Involved

There are a number of ways to stay connected:

Stay Active

During this process, there are ample opportunities to stay active on our trails and around the community. Healthy West Orange is your partner to help you eat well, stay active, and enjoy life.

Visit HWO Website

Contact Us

Do you have ideas for activating, enhancing and connecting our trails? We want to hear from you. Learn more, get involved or ask a question.

Contact Us

Healthy West Orange Trails Connection Meetings

The HWOTC is actively meeting to implement the recommendations of the Initiative Report, with the large group of stakeholders coming together quarterly at the Steering Committee Meetings posted below. HWOTC executive and steering committee meetings are in person at 1200 E. Plant Street, Suite 200 in Winter Garden, FL.  Should you wish to join the meeting or need special accommodations, please contact us at amendyk@fhwo.org or 407-337-6919 no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Executive committee meetings will be held at 10:30 a.m. on:

September 21, 2022

October 27, 2022

November 16, 2022

Steering committee meetings will be held at 11 a.m. on:

November 17, 2022

2022

Minutes

7/20/22 Executive Committee Minutes
6/15/22 Executive Committee Minutes
5/18/22 Executive Committee Minutes
4/20/22 Executive Committee Minutes
3/16/22 Executive Committee Minutes
2/17/22 Steering Committee Minutes
2/16/22 Executive Committee Minutes
1/19/22 Executive Committee Minutes

Agendas

9/21/22 Executive Committee
8/18/22 Steering Committee
8/10/22 Executive Committee
7/20/22 Executive Committee
6/15/22 Executive Committee
5/19/22 Steering Committee
5/18/22 Executive Committee
4/20/22 Executive Committee
3/16/22 Executive Committee
2/17/22 Steering Committee
2/16/22 Executive Committee
1/19/22 Executive Committee