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Celebrate National Trails Day by hiking at Arbuckle

Come join us as we celebrate National Trails Day by hiking along the trails on the Arbuckle Tract of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest.

Bring:  Sturdy walking or hiking shoes, water, snacks, brimmed hat, sun and insect protection.

There will be exciting giveaways for all participants of this event!!

 

Arbuckle Wildlife Management Area (WMA) consists of 13,531 acres east of Avon Park in Polk County 5 miles south of Frostproof. Part of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest, this area was purchased to protect numerous rare and endangered plants and animals. Arbuckle occupies a high ridge of ancient sand dunes and contains fast disappearing pine and oak scrub, home to Florida scrub-jays and gopher tortoises. Arbuckle WMA is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Scrub-jays inhabit the oak scrub along the road into the area. Short-tailed hawks may be observed on the Paula Dockery Trail, and at Lake Arbuckle are wading birds, bald eagles, limpkins, and ospreys .

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  • The W.

    Totally dig those photos!

    June 2, 2013

  • John W.

    Set my clock wrong and didnt make it on time. Wound up doing a solo hike of Huckleberry Trail at Lake Marion Creek WMA. Well me and the turkey in the picture :) Glad you guys and girls had fun!

    June 1, 2013

  • Joe C.

    Had a great time!

    June 1, 2013

  • Gwendolyn H.

    is it too late to join the hike?

    May 31, 2013

    • David W.

      No please come join us

      June 1, 2013

  • Kathryn

    John and I are sorry to miss this one. Unexpected company from out of town. See you soon.

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to work :-(

    May 30, 2013

  • David W.

    Received a welcomed surprise today from Adventure Medical Kits - a box of samples to give away on Saturday. So we have made up goodie bags for everyone to have. This goes along with the other box of goodies that we will be giving away.

    May 29, 2013

  • John W.

    Going to be a hot one.

    1 · May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting new people and seeing new trails.

    May 21, 2013

    • David W.

      Tess, looking forward to meeting you at the hike.

      May 21, 2013

  • Joe C.

    David,
    How long is this hike?
    Thx,
    Joe

    May 19, 2013

    • David W.

      Because of the heat, I will probably keep this one around 4 miles or so, with a couple of good breaks along the way.

      May 19, 2013

  • David W.

    The box of items to give away at this event came in yesterday. We have hats, shirts, a day pack, bug spray, flashlight, pocket knife, and a number of other things to give to the hikers on this event. Be at the event for your chance to pick an item out of the box of goodies.

    May 14, 2013

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