New trails open at Half Moon WMA
Friday, March 11, 2011
Media contact: Joy Hill, 352-258-3426
Half Moon Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Sumter County will
celebrate the opening of the area's new hiking, biking and riding
trails on March 19.
Bring your bike, your horse or your hiking boots and take to the
trails, or take the hayride or van tour to see and learn about the
area. Hayrides and van tours will alternate throughout the event
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
For early risers, a wildlife biologist from the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission will lead a birding tour beginning
at 7:30 a.m. Call 850-570-5950 to reserve a spot.
Half Moon WMA is located at 8864 C.R. 247, Lake Panasoffkee,
just off SR 44 between Wildwood and Inverness.
From Inverness at the intersection of U.S. 41 and SR 44, travel
east on SR 44 about 8.5 miles, look for the Half Moon WMA approach
sign, turn left on CR 247, and follow to the end of the road.
From the Wildwood exit 329 on I-75, go about 7.5 miles west on
SR 44, look for the Half Moon WMA approach sign and turn right
(north) on CR 247.
For more information call the FWC at 850-570-5950.