Hal Scott Preserve, Orlando

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Hal Scott Regional Preserve and Park is a 9515acre nature preserve located along the banks of the Econlockhatchee River in east Orange County, Florida, United States. The Preserve is bordered by the Econlockhatchee on the West and Wedgefield, Florida on the East. It is managed by the St. Johns River Water Management District and Orange County Parks and Recreation. Recreational amenities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, and wildlife viewing.
Timucua mounds have been found in the northern part of the preserve, and some campsites on the property date back several thousand years. For early settlers, such as Curry Ford, the Econlockhatchee River was a connecting link between Central Florida and the east coast of Florida. In the early 1900s, many of the trails were blazed for railroad beds to transport timber and turpentine.
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  • The Preserve is a beautiful place to spend a few hours or more. It has 3 loops, the trails are well indicated with blazes on the trees (except for the first white trail to the right, which is easy to ...  more »
  • Walked around the area for an hour last week as we live right next to it in Avalon Park. The trails are ok but nothing to write home about. Scenery is also very average.  more »
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