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.

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Thursday April 20, 2017  Highlanders Chapter Monthly Meeting: NOTE:  Date Changed due to the Leesburg Motorcycle Festival on our usual night.   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. The program will be presented by Mike Barnett “Cool Things to See in Lake County”. Bring a snack to share and your aluminum cans to recycle.  Questions? 352-787-8654 or email Bobbi Keenan bobbiszoo@yahoo.com   28.811093  -81.874858 
Saturday April 29, 2017 Firefly and Pot Luck Hike  NOTE:  This is a date change from April 22 to April 29.
Meet at Lake Norris trailhead at 6:00 PM.  Bring a dish to share and we will transport the food to the camp by car while we hike the 1.5 miles in.  We'll enjoy the sunset, watch the birds soar over the lake, and have dinner around the fire.  Then after dark,  around 8:45 PM, we'll hike back and see the fireflies along the trail.  This is a very easy level hike along a forest road and a lot of fun for kids too. Bring a chair, flashlight, bug spray, jacket, something to drink, and your dish to share with serving spoon. We will provide plates and silverware and lots of fun under a new moon. No pets allowed.  Call or email Diane with your RSVP and what you plan to bring.  Leave a message on landline phone:352-589-2721.  Please only use my cell on the day of the hike if needed -352-205-9620.  Email:  dammiller@aol.com  Google Maps Coordinates:  28.913943, -81.544539
Friday May 5, 2017  Tubing Party with Weenie Roast.   Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the picnic grounds at Kelly Park.  Tube Rock Springs Run a couple of times, then share a weenie roast lunch at noon.   Bring a tube, sunscreen, insect repellent, folding chair, and a dish (side, drinks, chips, or dessert) for the communal lunch.  Contact the leader no later than May 2 to confirm the dish you will provide.  (We will supply plates, cups, napkins, and plastic-ware.)  To participate in this activity you must be a member of the FTA or a personal guest of a member.  In case of rainy weather this activity will be rescheduled.  No pets, please.  Howard Pospesel hikeft@embarqmail.com.  DIRECTIONS:  Kelly Park is located at 400 E Kelly Park Road in Apopka.  GPS coordinates:  28.757901, -81.498942

Additional information: Admission to Kelly Park is $3 per vehicle for 1 or 2 people, and $5 per vehicle for 3 to 8 people. Tubes cannot be rented in the park. They may be rented at Rock Springs Bar and Grill (4939 Rock Springs Rd.) for $5 per day. Tubes are large; you may need rope to tie the tube onto your car. Note that the renter will keep your ID while you have their tube. GPS coordinates for tube rental: 28.757008, -81.508480

Thursday May 25, 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.  Questions? 352-787-8654 or email Bobbi Keenan bobbiszoo@yahoo.com Program:  "Bicycling the Keys"  from Key Largo to Key West by Jim and Nikki Thorsen    28.811093  -81.874858 
Thursday June 22, 2017  Highlanders Summer Picnic Pot-Luck,  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.  Google Maps GPS: 28.745985, -81.765867.  Bring a cold dish to share and your own drink.  Meet at about 5:00 and we will eat at 6:00 PM.  After six there is a $2.00 charge per car; before six admission is free.  We will have plates and silverware.  Contact Mary Ellen Milton for more details E-mail at mem32735@aol or 669-3628.  No Pets Please.
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.  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 Ohahumpka County Park.  Details to follow.

 

 

 

 

 

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