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Hiking Spree 2017
November 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017
Take part in Hillsborough County’s Parks & Recreation’s new fall program that encourages people to exercise and experience nature by exploring its numerous parks and preserves. The Hiking Spree 2017 program features 19 hikes, and those who complete at least eight of them between Nov. 1 and March 31 will earn a patch or a medallion for a walking stick from the department.
Hikes range in length from less than half a mile to four miles and include such popular regional parks as Lettuce Lake, Upper Tampa Bay and Lithia Springs, as well as lesser known but equally scenic parks like the Blackwater Creek and Alafia Scrub preserves. Each of the 19 trails is rated for its difficulty (easy, moderate or strenuous), and participants in the program are also allowed to create one other trail of their choice.
The Hiking Spree program is designed to introduce people to the County’s diverse parks and preserves spread across the region and encourage people to explore new areas as well as hike near home. Those who complete at least eight hikes during the designated timeframe can turn in their forms at All People’s Life Center, Branchton Regional Park Offices, Bell Creek Regional Park Offices or Upper Tampa Bay Regional Park, as well as mail their completed form with a stamped and self-addressed involved included to HCPRD Hiking Spree, All People’s Life Center, 6105 E. Sligh Ave., Tampa, FL 33617. For more details about the new hiking program, visit hcflgov.net/hikingspree.