Florida Trail Association


Enjoy the Great Outdoors


Join Glades/Hendry County Hiking Group


December 23, 2009


Here’s your opportunity to explore beautiful landscapes of Florida with fellow nature lovers. The formation of a new Florida Trails Association (FTA) sub-chapter is in its early stages and we want you to join us. An orientation meeting is being held Saturday, February 6 in Moore Haven. A rewarding experience is being planned to introduce prospective members to the advantages of joining FTA. Come and discover how a great statewide organization will enhance our wilderness experiences in Glades and Hendry  counties. 


This new sub-chapter will focus on group hiking and  maintaining walking, biking and canoeing trails in the Fisheating Creek  Wildlife Management Area, stretching from Palmdale to Lakeport in Glades  County, as well as the OK Slough near Felda in Hendry County. 


Meet Up  Time & Place The orientation begins at 10 a.m. with FTA members  guiding a casual hike on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, a segment of the  Florida National Scenic Trail. We meet up at the Alvin Ward Memorial Park. The  hike will be about an hour, more or less. Everyone walks or cycles at their  own pace and swap stories with people of all ages who share your enthusiasm to  walk, hike, bicycle, canoe or kayak in the great outdoors. 


Following this social walk, we will gather at the Glades County Historical Society’s Westergaard House located at 270 Avenue L for a brief meeting to begin about 11:30 a.m. FTA members will explain the  goals and purposes of FTA. To learn more about FTA, visit its website at  www.floridatrail.org.


No lunch is being served but we do plan to eat so please bring a sack lunch of your own, or stop and pick up a lunch from a local restaurant. Ice tea, water and coffee will be available at the Westergaard House.


Contact  Info
If  you wish more information about this event, call Margaret England 
863-674-0695, Patty Register 863-675-0623, Susan Etchey 863-946-1626 or Betty 
Loomis 863-946-3560. 
Please RSVP to this invitation by email or phone so we  can plan ahead.
Patty Register,
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