For generations, my family has called Florida home. My ancestors homesteaded in Medulla (aka Southwest Lakeland) in 1883, which means I have learned how to take full advantage of the recreational opportunities the great state of Florida and our moderate climate offer.
From fishing in Charlotte harbor every chance I get to an annual trip to the Keys with my family in search of bugs (aka. Florida lobster), I know I’m right where I belong. That’s the thing about ag-recreation, there are so many possibilities that if you can’t find something that appeals to you, well … you likely just don’t have your eyes open!
You don’t have to be an avid hiker or sportsman to seize the opportunities, though there are
certainly enough activities to keep even those people entertained as well. Ag-recreation is as
tame or wild as you make it! Looking for a late afternoon stroll at a nature preserve? Done.
Looking to spend a weekend roughing it while you hunt wild boar? You can do that, too!
Take a peek inside at AgriShopper (page 18) and our feature on the Trek Ten Trails program
(page 24) to learn even more ways to enjoy the outdoors.
In this edition, we talk about the highly anticipated Bonnet Springs Park that is opening this
October in Lakeland. The park is going to be an exciting outlet for Central Florida and especially
Polk County. Of course, all the new activities and exhibits planned at the Florida Children’s
Museum make the park an even more enticing option for children. You can learn more about
those activities on page 15.
What are you still doing here? Get out there, and thanks again for reading Central Florida Ag News.