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.  You do not have to live in the Villages to attend these hikes.  

To all Florida Trail Members and Prospective Members:  Please be considerate of those members with sensitivities to various chemical or scented products.  Some scented products such as hair sprays, perfumes, scented deodorants, sunscreens and scented body washes can trigger reactions such as respiratory distress, coughing, migraine headaches and other asthmatic type symptoms.  We ask for everyone's cooperation to accommodate other's health concerns by trying to use unscented products before attending a recreational or work hike.  If you are using a long-lasting clothing insect spray, please try to spray a few days before the event to give time to air the clothing.  We appreciate your help.

 June 20, 2019 Highlanders Summer Picnic Pot-Luck 5:00 PM. Hickory Point Recreation Area, 27341 FL-19, Tavares, FL 32778. The park is on Lake Harris and Highway 19, between Tavares and Howey-in-the-Hills. Rather than a business meeting, we will celebrate summer with a picnic. Bring a cold dish to share and your own drink. Meet at about 5:00 PM and we will eat at 6:00 PM. For cars arriving before 6:00 PM admission is free;  for cars arriving later there is a $2.00 charge. We will have plates and silverware. Contact Mary Ellen Milton for more details E-mail at mem32735@aol.com  or 352-669-3628. No Pets Please. 28.745985, -81.765867
Thursday July 18, 2019 Highlanders Chapter General Meeting:  NOTE:   DATE CHANGE:  We are meeting on the Third Thursday's throughout this year due to the conflicts with the library schedule. We are also meeting one hour earlier at 5:00 PM.   We meet at the Leesburg Public Library 100 East Main Street in the meeting rooms at the front of the library.  Meeting starts at 5:00 PM.  Please bring your aluminum cans to recycle in non-dripping plastic bags and a snack to share.  Open to the Public.  Program:  Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Mike Orlando will do a program on the "The Florid Black Bear" and its management.  28.811093  -81.874858 
Thursday August 15, 2019 Highlanders Summer Picnic Pot-Luck   Lake Griffin State Park– 
5:00 PM.  3089 US Highway 441/27, Fruitland Park. Enjoy a pot luck meal and a summer evening at the pavilion. There is a nature trail or kayaking to Lake Griffin. Bring a chair, a cold dish to share, and your own drink. Since we will have electricity you may bring an electric fan.  We will meet at about 5:00 PM and eat at 6 :00 PM.  The chapter will provide plates and utensils. There is a State Park Entrance Fee of $5.00 per car for up to eight people.  Contact Mary Ellen Milton, mem32735@aol.com or 352-669-3628 for more information. 28.857409, -81.902248






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