Pine Flatwoods Trail

7200 Battlefield Parkway
Bushnell FL 33513
352-793-4781

Explore history and nature through the Pine Flatwoods Trail, perimeter trails, ancient oak area and Fort King Road at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park. Meander along the half-mile Pine Flatwoods Trail and find patches of carnivorous small bluish bLook up into the longleaf pines and view a red-headed woodpecker as it looks for a snag cavity for nesting. Listen to the staccato-like note, “klee-klee-klee” of a Southeastern American kestrel as it searches for food amongst the palmettos and pines. Exchange nature for history and tour the Fort King Road, where a replica log breastwork and trail markers help bring to life the 1835 Seminole Indian battle against U.S. soldiers beneath the stately pines and oaks. Stroll back to the ancient oak tree where a majestic live oak tree has stood the test of time for more than 250 years. Resurrection fern, green fly orchids and Spanish moss make their home among the branches of this much beloved tree. utterworts or vivid blue violets tucked in amongst blackberry brambles at the edges of the tall longleaf pine trees. On your way back to the park’s Visitor Center, be sure to stop by the Chickee, a traditional, palm-thatched structure built and recently rethatched by Seminoles to help explain their early dwelling history to the visiting public.

 
ACTIVITIES
Hiking
SURFACE
Un-paved
LEVEL
Easy

Explore history and nature through the Pine Flatwoods Trail, perimeter trails, ancient oak area and Fort King Road at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park. Meander along the half-mile Pine Flatwoods Trail and find patches of carnivorous small bluish bLook up into the longleaf pines and view a red-headed woodpecker as it looks for a snag cavity for nesting. Listen to the staccato-like note, “klee-klee-klee” of a Southeastern American kestrel as it searches for food amongst the palmettos and pines. Exchange nature for history and tour the Fort King Road, where a replica log breastwork and trail markers help bring to life the 1835 Seminole Indian battle against U.S. soldiers beneath the stately pines and oaks. Stroll back to the ancient oak tree where a majestic live oak tree has stood the test of time for more than 250 years. Resurrection fern, green fly orchids and Spanish moss make their home among the branches of this much beloved tree. utterworts or vivid blue violets tucked in amongst blackberry brambles at the edges of the tall longleaf pine trees. On your way back to the park’s Visitor Center, be sure to stop by the Chickee, a traditional, palm-thatched structure built and recently rethatched by Seminoles to help explain their early dwelling history to the visiting public.

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