"The Highlands of Central Florida" Sebring by yooperprof

Sebring Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 20 photos

Orange Groves and Hammock Swamps

This is Highlands Hammock State Park, the oldest in Florida. It was developed in the 1930s as a CCC project, and is kept up beautifully as a place of real wildlife conservation. When I was there for a hike in December 2002, I saw raccoons, wild turkeys, gators and a bobcat.

My dad and step-mom live here in Sebring, so I visit once or twice every year.

Heading to Market

It's not at all unusual when driving to find yourself behind a slow moving orange truck. Passing can be problematic, given a heavy level of traffic even on rural roads. Might as well just roll down the window and enjoy the smell of fresh picked fruit.

Florida houses - the traditional style

It's pleasant to drive (or walk) around Sebring and enjoy the interesting examples of local domestic architecture. Compared to many other places in Florida, Sebring is quiet, and there are still plenty of neighborhoods that don't seem to have changed much in the last 50 years.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:This is NOT the Florida that most tourists see
  • Cons:People don't know how to drive down here!
  • In a nutshell:Stay off the Interstates and see some of the country!
  • Last visit to Sebring: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Hopkid's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2006 at 1:18 PM

    That's good to know, Chet. Went to a seafood joint on the east side of downtown once that was OK. Can't recall the name. Have a great time!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2004 at 11:05 PM

    Thanks, Chet, for the special memories these pages bring to me. Ah, Highland Hammock St. Park..a joy to behold. Excellent photos. The Rose is wonderful.

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2003 at 6:41 PM

    What a wonderful area.. I love the swamp areas but I"ve yet to see a gator. It would be wonderful to walk and see the wildlife here, I imagine its very peaceful. Lovely page.

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