DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection says the state's park service and trails generated $1.2 billion in economic impact during the last fiscal year.
According to a news release Thursday, there were more than 25 million visitors to the state's parks and trails in fiscal year 2012-2013.
The top-visited state trail was the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail with 1,983,489 visitors. Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin welcomed more visitors than any other state park in the state for the seventh year in a row with 1,044,295 visitors.
Other popular parks and trails include the Cross Florida Greenway, the St. Andrews State Park in Panama City, Lovers Key State Park in Fort Myers Beach, Gasparilla Island State Park Boca Grande and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo.
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