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Walking Club: Hillsborough County Hiking Spree Kicks Off Nov. 1

Walking Club: Hillsborough County Hiking Spree kicks off November 1st
Posted at 9:10 AM, Oct 26, 2021

Many of us are looking for ways to remain active while also staying a safe distance away from others. That's why Sarah Phinney started 'Sarah's Walking Club’ to highlight some hidden, and some not so hidden, trails and parks across Tampa Bay.

The popular Hillsborough County Hiking Spree kicks off Monday, November 1.

The goal of the spree is to visit at least eight of the more than 20 spots on this list. The places to hike range from neighborhood parks to conservation parks to nature preserves and state parks.

“We wanna encourage everybody, whether you can walk a quarter mile, a half mile or if you’re just one of those adventurous hikers that prefers to do 12 miles,” said Brad Lympany, Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Park Naturalist. “We want to add a little something in for everybody.”

You do not need to be a Hillsborough County resident to participate. You just need to register and keep track of which parks you visit.

If you visit at least eight parks, you will be eligible to win a prize, including a patch or medallion. Just make sure to fill out this form.

The Hiking Spree lasts until March 31.

Join Walking Club!

Post photos of your adventures, ask questions and learn about upcoming Walking Club stories in Sarah’s Walking Club group on Facebook!

You can also keep up with Sarah on Instagram and Twitter