Arcadia Mill Historic Site

MODERATE 9 reviews

Arcadia Mill Historic Site is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bagdad, Florida that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.3 miles
26 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




historic site

2 months ago

Super easy. Beautiful views and best of all, wheelchair accessible

4 months ago

Saturday, January 13th, 2018
Cloudy, breezy, no rain.
As someone who has lived in Northwest Florida my whole life and being a Milton, Fl resident for the last fifteen years, it's hard to miss the signs for Arcadia Mill Historic Site on Hwy 90 near the Milton city limits. This historic site was saved from further modern development in 1980 by both the Santa Rosa County Historical Society and the University of West Florida. You can learn more about the site at their website:

The hiking trail at Arcadia Mills was the first real hike that I have taken, but with that said I had an excellent time hiking the trail with fellow hiker, Bryan B. The trail is well managed and includes a visitor center, with adequate parking, picnic tables, and garbage cans at the trail head. The trail features multiple terrain types such as boardwalks, widely blazed trails, narrowly blazed trials, and small sections of off-trail hiking. Due to this site being a protected archeological site, most, if not all off-trail hiking is restricted. The only real con of this trail is the massive number of roots exposed due to washout. Hikes must be vigilant.

11 months ago

Fun but not so much if done in the summer. Lots of history here and some ruins of the mill and walls.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Short little interpretive trail that points out places of interest relating to the history of the mill. About 1/2 mile of the trail is a nice board walk. The rest of the trail is quite worn down by traffic exposing many tree roots creating tripping hazards for those with limited mobility. Trail could use some love, but its a nice peaceful walk. The visitors center was closed when I went so I am unsure about any other fun facts.

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