Monday, July 16, 2012

Hike Historical LaBelle Saturday

LABELE, FL. -- Families, youth and adults are invited to explore historic LaBelle with the Fisheating Creek Florida Trails Sub-Chapter on Saturday July 21st.

Gather at the U-Save parking lot at 9:00 a.m. to meet and sign the FTA activity waiver. The FEC/FTA group will attend the Fallen Heroes Ceremony at Veterans Park at 9:30 a.m. then tour the LaBelle Historical Museum at its new location on South Bridge Street.

After lunch the hikers plan to take a leisurely hike to some of historic Labelle’s homes and parks. Bring water, snacks, $3 admission for museum and money for lunch. Wear closed-toed walking shoes and hat.

The Fisheating Creek Florida Trails Sub-Chapter serves hikers from the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Buckhead Ridge, Clewiston, Felda, LaBelle, Lakeport, Montura, Moore Haven, Muse, Ortona, Palmdale and Pioneer. (Glades and Hendry Counties)

This subchapter organized in January 2010 is overseen by the Alligator Amblers. The FEC/FTA Inaugural hike was held February 6, 2010 where twenty-one people assembled at the trailhead at Alvin Ward Boat Ramp and Park, Moore Haven, FL for a walk on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (L.O.S.T.) 

The chapter offers a variety of activities including hikes, paddling, camping, and wildlife viewing as well as exploring nature-based and historical sites in Hendry and Glades Counties. Members and guests have been instrumental in blazing the Rock Lake Trail in partnership with FWC and participate in trail clean-ups during hikes on the Tree Swing Trail at Fisheating Creek Outpost.

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