The TRACK Trail at Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park is a 0.5 mile round trip hike through a forest of pine and live oak.
Along the trail, you may find all kinds of exciting plant and animal life. Look up to find birds calling out from the trees or resurrection ferns bursting back to life after a fresh rain. Watch for mushrooms and lizards on the forest floor. This park is the site of a historic dairy farm, built in 1889. At that time, Gainesville was a small city of less than 3,000 people and the farm was an important resource for the community. The original farm house still stands as the Nature Center in the park.
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Recreational Features: Playground
ADA Compliant: No
Seasonality: Open all year
Adventures for Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park
Nature's Hide & SeekDifficulty:
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to frog hops, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Fun with FungiDifficulty:
Fungi can be found in many forms. Molds, mildew, yeast and mushrooms are all fungi. From under the water to on your toes, fungi grow almost everywhere. Use this brochure to identify some of the various fungi that call the forest home.
Tracks & TracesDifficulty:
Every animal leaves "Tracks and Traces" of its presence when they pass through an area. From footprints, to scat (poop), to other traces like food scraps, animals leave clues of their presence everywhere. The "Tracks and Traces" brochure was designed to help you identify the various tracks and traces animals leave behind.
1500 NW 45th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32605