• 3.24.19 Hike at Circle B Bar Reserve

    Polk's Nature Discovery Center

    LOCATION: Circle B Bar Reserve; 4399 Winter Lake Road (SR 540); Lakeland, FL 33803. For Google maps use Polk’s Nature Discovery Center, Discovery Drive, Lakeland, FL. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. DESCRIPTION: This is a moderately paced hike with lots of opportunity to observe wildlife. It will be a two-part hike. The first half will be 2.5 miles (approximately) and then those wishing to leave may do so. The second half will be another 2.0 miles. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THIS LOCATION. Please, no children under 10. Info including link to trail map and info on trail closures: http://polknature.com/explore/circle-b-bar-reserve#panel1 BRING OR WEAR: Hiking shoes, brimmed hat, water, sun, and insect protection. Cameras and binoculars are welcomed.

  • Earth Day Event Weekend Camping at Highlands Hammock State Park

    Highlands Hammock State Park

    Enjoy a weekend of leisurely state park camping. Come join us for the weekend or just the day, Friday night will be a simple get-together around the campfire, Share your outdoor adventure experiences, knot tying skills, a favorite ghost story, or whatever comes to mind! Saturday morning will be impromptu hikes on any of the park's many trails. Longest trail is just under 3 miles. Also on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., Highlands Hammock State Park will be hosting a Earth Day event. FTA will have a booth at the event. Come and enjoy the day; wear your FTA t-shirt; let people know about hiking the NFST and the many other trails in Florida. The event ends at 3 p.m. Saturday evening dinner can be on your own or a group outing to one of many restaurants in Sebring, FL, a short 4 mile drive away. Check-out on Sunday is 1 p.m. Hope to see you there! Camping reservations for Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring, FL can be made on the Reserve America website; www.reserveamerica.com

  • 3.24.19 Hike at Circle B Bar Reserve

    Polk's Nature Discovery Center

    DESCRIPTION: This is a moderately paced hike with lots of opportunity to observe wildlife. It will be a two-part hike. The first half will be 2.5 miles (approximately) and then those wishing to leave may do so. The second half will be another 2.0 miles. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THIS LOCATION. Please, no children under 10. Info including link to trail map and info on trail closures: http://polknature.com/explore/circle-b-bar-reserve#panel1 BRING OR WEAR: Hiking shoes, brimmed hat, water, sun, and insect protection. Cameras and binoculars are welcomed.