Highlands School District is headquartered in Sebring, Florida and presides over 16 different public schools, including traditional schools, charter schools, alternatives schools and adult education centers.
Highland Hammock State Park is a Florida State Park located west of Sebring in Highlands County, off of U.S. 27. It is one of the four original Florida State Parks, and is home to the state's only Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. The park is over 9000 acres of ancient oak hammocks and floodplain forests, and possesses some of Florida’s most unique and diverse collection of plant and animal life. Black bears, tortoises, Florida panthers, deer, alligators, and a variety of birds can be found roaming this massive park. Wildlife viewers will appreciate that Highland Hammock is also a part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. There are multiple campsites and nine nature trails, with ranger-guided tours consistently available throughout the year. Stock up on bug repellent, and come experience the real naturalFlorida at its best.
Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park is a preserve that offers protection to the sand scrub, which is one of Florida's most endangered areas. It is predominately scrub habitat and contains the highest concentration of rare plant and animal life, so the view and experience are exceptional here. Spot rare animals native to the area, like the Florida scrub-jay, Florida scrub lizard, Florida mouse, Eastern indigo snake, and more! Walk the nature trail, hike the white sugar sand firelanes, fish from the shore, or take a canoe across the lake. Learn why this park has its own unique and fascinating history.
The Heartland Library Cooperative serves DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties. Highlands county has three libraries in Avon Park, Lake Placid, and Sebring. The DeSoto County Library is located in Arcadia, the Glades County Library is located in Moore Haven, The Hardee County Library is located in Wauchula, and the Okeechobee County Library is located in Okeechobee.
Henscratch Farms Vineyard and Winery is home to award winning muscadine and scuppernong wines, seasonal strawberries, and free-range chickens. There is also an option to pick grapes and strawberries when you visit the winery.
This is a great County found in South Central Florida that has lots of options for finding outdoor activities for you and your family. Take a hike, dive for a foul ball, and take your board out to Highlands to have a great afternoon in the Florida breeze.
You can get all your shopping done here at Lakeshore Mall. It has lots of classic mall stores to shop for clothing and so much more. You can also eat a delicious dinner at one of the many restaurants and then catch a movie at the AMC movie theater.
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