Lady Stompin' & Gator Chompin'
Time & Location
About the Event
** PLEASE READ FIRST **
* Dates, times and venue subject to change.
* This is NOT a JEEP only Event.
* In Consideration of being permitted to officiate, observe, work for, or for any purpose participate in any way in this Event, for himself, his personal representatives heirs, and next of kin, acknowledges, agrees, and represents that he HEREBY RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE Florida Trail Stompers, the promoter, participants, promotional partners, advertisers, beneficiaries, owners, and lessees of the premises used to conduct this Event, and their volunteers, FTS Trail Team Members, herein referred to as “releases”, from all liability to the undersigned, his personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin for any and all loss or damage, and any claim or demands therefore on account of injury to the person or property or resulting in death of the undersigned, whether caused by the negligence of the releases or otherwise while the undersigned is officiating in observing, working for, or for any purpose participating in the Event.
WHAT: Join the Lady Stompers as we go searching for alligators, birds, and any other critters we can find. Bring the guys with you … as long as the ladies are in the driver’s seat! This is a hard packed gravel road, suitable for every vehicle and any skill level. Bring water, snacks, cameras, and binoculars.
WHERE: Lake Apopka North Shore Wildlife Drive - 2850 Lust Road, Apopka, FL 32703
WHEN: May 1, 2021 @ 9:00am - 11:30pm
SCHEDULE: Meet at the entrance gate at 9:00am, departure at 9:15 SHARP!
LUNCH: Vincent’s - 5914 N Orange Blossom Trail, Mt Dora, FL 32757
About the property: The 20,000 acres that make up the Lake Apopka North Shore, were once part of the lake itself. However, these valuable wetlands were separated from the lake in 1941 by a large levee. Lake Apopka is the state’s fourth-largest lake and is fed by a natural spring, rainfall and storm water runoff. Major district activities here include marsh and floodplain restoration and the creation of a marsh flow-way system that filters Lake Apopka’s waters by circulating lake water through restored wetlands.
The Lake Apopka Loop Trail follows the lake’s edge through the property, covering more than 20 miles and providing hiking and biking opportunities. The drive is a one-way, 11-mile drive meandering through the eastern portion of the property. It begins at Lust Road and ends on Jones Avenue in Orange County, Fla. A few restrooms and picnic pavilion are available on the property, but there is no drinking water provided. Dogs are allowed but must be leashed at all times. A portion of the drive intersects with a multi-use trail and visitors are encouraged to carefully watch for hikers, bicycle riders and other users who share the road.
During the winter months, more than 150 species regularly use the property, from showy herons and egrets to numerous tiny warblers and flycatchers. The bird list (2014) continues to grow and includes 362 species. Other wildlife routinely seen include numerous American alligators, bobcats, otters, bears, raccoons, armadillos and coyotes. Visit Lake Apopka North Shore – SJRWMD) where you can read more, and download a bird or butterfly checklist.
Stay tuned as more details will follow in the coming months.
PLEASE BE SURE TO TREAD LIGHTLY AND TAKE YOUR TRASH OUT. DON'T LITTER.