Florida Trail Association

Highlanders Chapter

Activities and Maps

We try NOT to cancel any activities, but the older we get, the more things can change.  Please check the website, or call or email the activity leader,  or call Bobbi @787-8654  to confirm events.

If you would like to receive an email about where and when some of the hikers in The Villages hike, you can subscribe to the yahoo group site:  http://groups.yahoo.com/thevillageshikingclub scroll down near the bottom and hit the subscribe button, to unsubscribe, there is also a button there.
Thursday July 27, 2017  Highlanders Chapter Monthly Meeting:  Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main Street. Use the entrance on Main Street. 6:00 PM. Meeting room just inside the entrance to the library.  Bring a snack to share and your aluminum cans to recycle. Amanda Nappier , Lake Louisa State Park Ranger, will present our July program,  "Snakes".   Questions? 352-787-8654 or email Bobbi Keenan bobbiszoo@yahoo.com   28.811093  -81.874858 
Thursday August 24, 2017 Highlanders Summer Picnic Pot-Luck, at Lake Okahumpka County Park. 5:00 PM.  6085 E. SR 44, Wildwood, FL 33785 The park has a paved fitness trail, horseshoe pits, and a nine hole Frisbee golf course but no equipment is provided by the park. Kayak/canoe launch available.   Bring a cold dish to share and your own drinks; plates and silverware will be provided.  We will eat at 6:00 PM.  .  Contact Mary Ring for more details at momring@yahoo.com or 352-250-1426.  No pets please. 28.833023, -82.004708
Tuesday

September 26, 2017 Highlanders Board Meeting.  All are welcome to attend.  Meet at PEAR Park at 3pm.

Thursday September 28, 2017 Highlanders Chapter General Meeting:  We meet at the Leesburg Public Library 100 East Main Street in the meeting rooms at the front of the library.  Meeting starts at 6:00 PM. Come earlier for social time.  Please bring your aluminum cans to recycle in non-dripping plastic bags and a snack to share.  Open to the Public.  Any questions, call Bobbi at 352-787-8654 or email bobbiszoo@yahoo.com  Our Program will be presented by former Ocala National Forest  District Ranger Jim Thorsen, on Biking in the Keys.
Fri-Sunday September 29-October 1, 2017  Trails Skills Event  Fifth Annual Training Course for trail maintainers and crew leaders.  BSA Camp LaNoChe, 41940 Boy Scout Rd, Paisley, FL 32767.  Free food, camping: tent, cabins, or RVs(no hookups).  Come for one day or three.
Please check the FTA website www.floridatrail.org or e-mail volunteer@floridatrail.org for more information .   28.954266 -81.531248  
Saturday October 14, 2017 Work Hike Ocala National Forest.  Meet before 9:00 AM in the parking lot on the west side of Highway 19 that is 2 1/2 miles north of the turn off to Alexander Springs (Highway 445). Please be on time as we will be shuttling to another area to work.  If you have further questions call or email bobbiszoo@yahoo.com 787-8654.  Bring hat, gloves, sunscreen, bug repellent, lunch, and lots of water (must carry two quarts).   29.073833 -81.629374 
Thursday October 19, 2017 NOTE:  3rd THURSDAY THIS MONTH  Highlanders Chapter General Meeting:   We meet at the Leesburg Public Library 100 East Main Street in the meeting rooms at the front of the library.  Meeting starts at 6:00 PM. Come earlier for social time.  Please bring your aluminum cans to recycle in non-dripping plastic bags and a snack to share.  Open to the Public.  Any questions, call Bobbi at 352-787-8654 or email bobbiszoo@yahoo.com  Program will be presented by Seminole State Forest Ranger, Mike Martin.
Friday October 20, 2017 Work Hike Ocala National Forest.  Meet before 9:00 AM in the parking lot on the west side of Highway 19 that is 2 1/2 miles north of the turn off to Alexander Springs (Highway 445). Please be on time as we will be shuttling to another area to work.  If you have further questions call or email bobbiszoo@yahoo.com 787-8654.  Bring hat, gloves, sunscreen, bug repellent, lunch, and lots of water (must carry two quarts).   29.073833 -81.629374
Thursday November 16, 2017 NOTE:  3rd THURSDAY THIS MONTH  Highlanders Chapter General Meeting:  We meet at the Leesburg Public Library 100 East Main Street in the meeting rooms at the front of the library.  Meeting starts at 6:00 PM. Come earlier for social time.  Please bring your aluminum cans to recycle in non-dripping plastic bags and a snack to share.  Open to the Public.  Any questions, call Bobbi at 352-787-8654 or email bobbiszoo@yahoo.com  Our Program will be presented by Rachel Kesller on Orlando Wetlands.

 

 

 

 

 

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