Community   Recreation

Highlands Hammock State Park
Highlands Hammock State Park has been ranked one of the top 10 state parks in Florida and is officially designated as part of Florida’s Statewide Greenways and Trails System. When Florida’s state park system was established in 1935, Highlands Hammock was one of four original state parks created by the Civilian Conservation Corps. This jewel is home to beautiful virgin hardwood hammock forest. Enhancing the diversity of experience for trail-goers, the park also encompasses other natural communities, including cypress swamp, pine flatwoods, sand pine scrub, bayheads and marsh. Click here to visit their website.

Bass Fishing
Lake Byrd offers some of the most enjoyable Bass fishing in Highlands County. The tranquil lake is rarely fished and anyone from beginner to expert can be successful. You don't even need a boat to enjoy the fishing; plenty of big ones have been caught off the docks.

Sebring International Raceway
Sebring is the America's oldest and most prestigious sports car race. Gates open for the 53rd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at 7 am on Wednesday, March 16th, 2005. The 12-hour classic runs on Saturday, March 19th. For more information visit