Tour Florida’s Ancient Islands

Tour Florida’s Ancient Islands | NatureFest 2014 Central Florida

Tour Florida’s Ancient Islands | NatureFest 2014 Central Florida: Tour Florida’s Ancient Islands and experience a multitude of plants, animals and natural ecosystem community that was once beach front property. Day 1 Excursion October 23 for NatureFest 2014.

Tour what was once beach front property on the Lake Wales Ridge.

Day 1 Excursion NatureFest

Hike alongside plants that occur nowhere else in the world with a knowledgeable guide who has such a passion for the Scrub Habitat you will walk away with a smile as well as loving the harshest habitat in Florida. Learn the importance of the Ancient Sand Dunes and all the wildlife that lives here. It’s a trip you do not want to miss.

Located At

Hickory Lake Scrub
1628 South Scenic Highway
Frostproof, FL 33843

Driving Directions

From 1-4 and US 27 (Haines City)
Take US 27 south 40 miles to SR 17, turn left and follow SR 17 north 2 miles to Hickory Lake on left.

From Polk Parkway and US 98 (Lakeland)
Take US 98 south 8 miles to SR 60, turn left and follow SR 60 east 15 miles to US 27, turn right and follow US 27 south 16 1/2 miles to SR 17, turn left on SR 17 and follow SR 17 north 2 miles to Hickory Lake on left.

Excursion Details

  • Thursday, October 23 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Type: Wildlife
  • Cost (Per Person): $5.00
  • Max People: 15
  • Where To Meet: Hickory Lake Scrub

Your Excursion Guide

Steve Morrison

What To Expect?

The Lake Wales Ridge is home to one of the harshest habitat's in Florida. These sites have small footpaths through the beautiful landscape, loose sandy soils, and very little shaded cover.

What To Bring?

Comfortable Walking Shoes, Water Bottle, Binoculars, Camera, Snacks or Picnic Lunch, Rain Gear, Sunscreen, Hat, Sunglasses, Insect Repellant, Plant ID Book

Disclaimer!

This tour will happen rain or shine!