Welcome!!! This group is for anyone who is new to Orlando or the Central Florida area and would like to meet others who are also new to the area! We also happily welcome not-so-newbies as well! Let's get together to have fun, make new friends, and help each other explore our new home town's amazing restaurants, wine bars, bars, parks, and attractions!
This meetup is FREE to you! Thank you to our sponsor and organizer Kirk Fultz - Orlando Realtor with Keller Williams Advantage III in Lake Nona!!!!
***Also, please make sure you have a photo of yourself on your profile when joining our group so we can recognize you at our events!!!!
Let’s meet at the trail head for a 4.2 mile hike to see the Split Oak Forest’s namesake, a live oak tree more than two centuries old that is split down the middle and still lives! Also, we will enjoy the open prairie landscape dotted with lakes, ponds, and plenty of oak hammocks. Hope to see some sandhill cranes and gopher tortoises in their natural habitats! 🐢
Afterwards, joins us at the very nearby Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge for a suggested $5 donation. We can enjoy our packed lunches or snacks at their picnic pavilion and then tour the wildlife rehabilitation center and see some of the exotic and non-releasable native species who live permanently at the wildlife refuge. 🐿🐆🦝
Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and apply some bug spray before the hike! Bring plenty of water, LUNCH, or snack! We will bring a cooler if you would like to leave your lunch in our car during the hike! 🌯🥪🍎
Split Oak Forest: https://floridahikes.com/split-oak-forest
Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge: http://www.btnwildlife.org/refuge-tours/