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Outdoors enthusiasts can ‘Walk in the Footsteps of Florida’s Pioneers’

RELEASE DATE: February 22, 2013

TAVARES — Park rangers invite residents and visitors to learn about Lake County’s cultural heritage, and explore sites that once were home to pioneers of Florida’s frontier and agricultural history.

“When you look at a community, you can’t always tell the rich heritage that it’s built on,” said Gallus Quigley, park ranger with Lake County’s Parks and Trails Division. “Tours like these give people the opportunity to see why we’re proud of what we have in this area.”

“Walk in the Footsteps of Florida’s Pioneers” will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 1 at the PEAR Park Nature Center, 4800 University Ave., Leesburg.

The event is free, and pre-registration is recommended. To maximize the experience, participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, field guides, water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat and hiking shoes.

For more information or to register, call the Lake County Parks & Trails Division at 352-253-4950, email parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks.
For the most recent information about Lake County Parks & Trails, follow them at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLParks.

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More Information:
352-253-4950
parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov
http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks

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