Wildlife and Nature lovers, this is for you!

Photo credit: Juan Rivera, MD

Photo credit: Juan Rivera, MD

Winter Haven and our surrounding area have a lot of trails and beautiful nature preserves, where wildlife and nature lovers can have a close encounter with just about any type of central Florida animal! The trail system provides countless opportunities for photographers and painters who seek to capture the beauty of nature. The abundance of birds and insects makes these locations a favorite among nature artists. Please follow the proper etiquette when photographing wildlife or plants, and remember not to put yourself or the subject at risk.
 
Circle B Bar Reserve
4399 Winter Lake Rd.
Lakeland, FL 33803
 
Marshall Hampton Reserve
3115 Thornhill Rd.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
 
South Lake Howard Nature Park
1570 Lake Howard Dr. SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
 
Street Audubon Nature Center
115 Lameraux Rd.
Winter Haven, FL 33884
 
Lake Hartridge Nature Park
1775-1799 Havendale Blvd. NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
 
 
TRAILS
Did you know that Winter Haven has over 13 miles of trails and connections? You can enjoy everything from our 3.6 miles linear Chain of Lakes Trail, which connects our downtown to Lake Alfred. The Chain of Lakes Trail connects Winter Haven’s Library, shops, restaurants, Trailhead Park featuring our new reopened playground and splash pad, MLK Jr. Park with a new skate park and amphitheater as well as many neighborhoods and destinations. Or try one of our loop trails within many parks such as South Lake Howard Nature Park, Lake Maude Nature Park and Lake Hartridge Nature Park.
 
Lake Hartridge Nature Park
(1/3 Mile)

Lake Maude Park 
(0.9 Miles)

Lake Howard Trail
(1.5 Miles)

Chain of Lakes Trail
(3.6 Miles)