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“Halloween in the woods”

Highlands Hammock State Park
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Sebring
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Hammock Inn Restaurant is located inside Highlands Hammock State Park. It is known for it's tasty homemade food, friendly staff and Wild Orange Ice Cream & Pie. It features an "All You Can Eat Fish" Fish Fry every Friday night from 5-8pm. No entrance fee is charged for just a restaurant visit-Based on the honor System. Worth the trip!
Reviewed 6 June 2014

This is a great time. They really put on a great Halloween party. The Haunted house is great fun. The park is clean and the campground is great for kids.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

As if the numerous hiking trails weren't enough to keep one interested in spending a few hours at this park, the first State Park in Florida, please consider spending at least an hour walking through the Civilian Conservative Corps Museum, housed on the grounds. It is a historic walk back in time to the l930s when work programs were developed by the government as a way to lessen the Depression's grim way of life for so many Americans. Our guide, John, educated us with his informative lecture and descriptions of the Museum's artifacts. Oh, and the hiking trails are enjoyable as well!

1  Thank MKG2010
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

The adventure begins as you take the long drive through Florida Pines to the Ranger Station where you a nominal entrance fee. The Highlands Hammock State Park is one of the gems of the State park system. The park tells its own history by trails and a unique museum dedicated to the CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS (CCC), a federal program designed by Washington to get the people back to work in the 40's. It was much like the WPA program. The museum has actual items on display that built Highlands Hammock. It is a must-see-stop when visiting the Park. Another venture would be a walk over water byway of a catwalk along the Cypress Swamp Trail. It's a great way to see wildlife, birds, and plants. And lastly, take a Park Tram ride. A Park Ranger takes you behind those areas not offered to the public. Sightings of alligators, cranes, and rare plants are highlights on this 45 minute trip. The only thing the Park lacks is a place to have a snack. There once was an original building called the HAMMOCK INN which use to make the best " sour orange pie " anywhere. At one time, the HAMMOCK INN was always busy and open for daily lunch and fish fries on Friday.
JR from Sebring

1  Thank John R
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Lots of natural atmosphere. We particularly enjoy the wildlife we can see from the well maintained and easing walking paths & trails.
We have taken most of our visitors to the hammock from pre-teen grandkids to 60+ friends and every one has absolutely loved it.

Thank Roy_and_LouAnn
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Many walking trails. On the boardwalk trail saw alligators and turtles. Just beautiful . Many trees. Used to have an excellent restaurant but is closed now. There is camping available. Reminds one of what Florida looked like in the past.

Thank Janet H
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