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.

Wednesdays 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.  
Thursday June 28, 2018 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.  After 6:00 PM there is a $2.00 charge per car; before 6:00 the admission is free. 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.  Google Maps GPS: 28.745985, -81.765867.
Thursday July 26, 2018  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.  Program:  Ben Gugliotti Lake County Water Authority Parks  28.811093  -81.874858 
Thursday August 23, 2018 Highlanders Summer Picnic Pot Luck - 5 PM at Lake Griffin State Park.  Pavillion near the children's playground.  Admission charge $5 to enter the state park.  Bring a cold dish to share and your own drink.  We will meet at about 5 PM & eat at 6 PM.  The chapter will provide plates & utensils.   If you have a kayak, you can launch near the parking area.  Or you might be able to rent a kayak from the state park office.  Hiking available, be sure to bring bug repellent.   28.857270 -81.900548
Thursday September 27, 2018  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.  Program:   Linda Willinski- Nature Photography   28.811093  -81.874858 
Tuesday October 16, 2018  Highlanders Chapter General Meeting:  NOTE:  DAY AND DATE CHANGE:  We are meeting on Tuesday due to the conflicts with the library schedule.    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.  Program:  Patti Hope Huizing- Climate Reality     28.811093  -81.874858 
Thursday November 15, 2018  Highlanders Chapter General Meeting:  NOTE:  We are meeting the 3rd Thursday.  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.  Program:   Michele Hoffman- Oriane Center for Indigo Snakes 28.811093  -81.874858 

 

 

 

 

 

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