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Our Mission

We assist the Florida Trail Association in its goals to build and maintain hiking trails across the State of Florida, while providing educational and recreational opportunities for our members and the public that inspire others to care for our diverse natural spaces.

Mt Dora's Palm Island Park

Palm Island is an eight acre park and nature preserve located within the city of Mt Dora, Florida. The park consists of meandering trails, board walks, and a fishing pier. During the weekdays, you can experience the quiet with only a slight rustle of the wind and breeze through the palms and many varieties of trees.

Palm Island Park is free and is open daily. Questions can be answered by calling Mt Dora Parks & Recreation Office at 352-735-7183.

The address to Palm Island Park is 411 S Tremain St, Mt Dora, FL 32757. Parking can be found outside the park. GPS 28.793444, -81.642559

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Posted Mar 12,2021

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Map of the Highlanders Section of the Florida National Scenic Trail

(Click on the box on the top right hand side to open a larger map)

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Note: The trail section from Route 46 in Seminole State Forest to Blackwater Creek is maintained by the Central Florida Chapter

List of Trailheads With Established Parking

Parking Locations

Seminole State Forest (Bear Pond Trail Entrance)
28.819608, -81.428600
State Forest Access Fee Required

Seminole State Forest (Cassia Trailhead)
28.890285, -81.461670
State Forest Access Fee Required

Clearwater Lake Trailhead
(Turn Right Before Campground)
28.976761, -81.550213
No Parking or Access Fee

Route 19 Trailhead
29.074083, -81.629688
No Parking or Access Fee

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Please check Highlanders Activities under Chapter Events for upcoming meeting dates

The Highlanders Chapter meets at the Leesburg Public Library, Meeting Room A
100 E Main Street, Leesburg, FL

Meetings begin at 5:00 PM sharp