Tree Tops Park

Sometimes the stress of work can make you forget why you work in the first place.  After a week of long hours, never-ending emails, and growing To Do lists, the weekend plans bring renewed energy and life to a tired body and spirit.  Ending the weekend along 5,000 people gathered together to pack meals for the elderly is especially fulfilling.  How else do you follow an early morning assembly line to feed seniors in need, with a local hike of course!

Tucked amidst a residential community in Davie, Florida, is Tree Tops Park.  With various walking, nature, biking, equestrian, and canoe trails, Tree Tops is a family friendly park on 243.3 acres.  Surrounded by oak canopies, the trails are easy, serene, and beautiful.  Tree Tops Park connects to Pine Island Ridge Natural Area.

IMG_9087Pine Island Ridge was an important Seminole settlement area and the location of many of the Seminole religious ceremonies.  It was also used for raising crops.  This land remains a sacred and meaningful place for the Seminoles.

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Although the horse trails are enticing, they are narrow in some parts and you may run into some riding groups, or someone horse playing around!

Walking the trails at Tree Tops Park was a welcome treat on a perfect Sunday morning, and well worth the visit.

 

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