"A Place of Repose" Top 5 Page for this destination Lake Wales by KiKitC

Lake Wales Travel Guide: 34 reviews and 87 photos

Highest Point in Peninsular Florida

Here in New Jersey, one of our favorite spots is the highest point of the New Jersey Pine Barrens...Apple Pie Hill...reaching 208 feet above sea level.

Here, Iron Mountain is the highest point in Florida...324 feet above sea level. Orange Groves lanscape the hills...like ancient olive groves in Italy.

Bok Tower Sancturay

And in thedistance, one can see the Bok Tower...part of the sanctuary for birds and native flora. The tower sits on the highest point, contains 60 carillon bells, which are played in concert twice a day...and can be heard and seen far away.

Spook Hill

What are your beliefs in spirits and their interaction with our living plane? Here at Spook Hill, defy gravity, as your vehicle will roll uphill when in neutral...so they say. Didn't seem to work on our large dually truck...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Contains beautiful views and gardens
  • Cons:Wish I could have gardens without bugs...
  • Last visit to Lake Wales: Mar 2008
  • Intro Written Mar 23, 2008
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    I like the Spook part and what a nice write up of the sanctuary and gardens info. I revisited some of Ft. Delaware also to see the prisoners there

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2009 at 9:39 PM

    Very peaceful and tranquil looking, think I would like it here!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    what an interesting place - bells and birds

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Loved the hidden picture of the singing birds All looks lovely around here & yes bugs come free with gardens!

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2008 at 5:19 AM

    This seems to be a paradise for bird watchers!

  • wandeljp's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2008 at 3:35 AM

    Look nice, and the birds watching is always interesting.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    Excellent page about Lake Wales. I've been there once, just passing through and remember seeing the Bok Tower from a distance. Impressive descriptions and excellent photographs.

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2008 at 4:52 AM

    hi, great new page, a very different view of GWR - God's waiting room (florida)


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