Highlands Hammock State Park an Emerald Wonderland

cyndi lenz

Last weekend my family decided to meet at Highland Hammock State Park in Sebring. I had cousins in town and my kids and grandson live in Sarasota and Sebring is a good place in the middle. I hope it will be the beginning of many adventures with my grandson showing him nature as I did with my son and my father did with me, my siblings and Adam. DSC_0005

One of Florida’s oldest parks, opening to the public in 1931, Highlands Hammock was established when local citizens came together to promote the hammock as a candidate for national park status. During the Great Depression, prior to World War II, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed additional park facilities and the beginnings of a botanical garden.

“The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried…

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