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Morningside Nature Center

Map of TRACK Trail at Morningside Nature Center

The Morningside Nature Center TRACK Trail is an easy 1 mile out-and-back hike with a lot to see along the way.

Winding through cypress domes, long leaf pine forest, and a living history farm, the trail is an adventure throught the natural and cultural heritage of North Central Florida.

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Location Details

Recreational Features: Picnic Tables, Interpretive Programs, Birding
Amenities: Restrooms, Nature Center
ADA Compliant: No
Seasonality: Open all year

Adventures for Morningside Nature Center

Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
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.
Hiking

Bug Out

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The "Bug Out" brochure is an investigation into the creepy crawlies of the forest. This adventure will help you learn how to identify the difference between insects, spiders and other arthropods.
Hiking

Pond Life

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
Ponds may seem quiet, but they are actually teeming with all kinds of life. With the Pond Life brochure, kids will learn the difference between producer and consumer organisms, and how to identify where a plant, animal, or insect fits into the ecosystem of a pond. This brochure will have kids keep an eye out for 12 common pond residents, and teach how these plants and animals use the pond.
Hiking

Flower Power

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
Many flowers depend on relationships with pollinators to reproduce. Use the clues in this brochure to see how a flower’s size, shape, color and smell have the power to attract unique pollinators.

Directions

3540 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32641
Latitude: 29.655772000000
Longitude: -82.276920000000

Partners

This TRACK Trail made possible through a collaboration with: