Exploring the Florida Scrub: Archbold’s Nature Trail
Archbold's self-guided Nature Trail consists of two short loops that can be walked separately or as one trail.
1/4 mile, 10-20 minute walk, sandy trail, easy difficulty level
The Discovery Loop is a quarter-mile trail on a sandy path near the Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center. Interpretive panels will guide you through the scrub. This loop travels through a world built on sand dunes that are millions of years old, where much of life exists belowground, and where fires burn so regularly that trees rarely grow above your head.
2/3 miles, 30-45 minutes, sandy trail, moderate difficulty level
Although Archbold is a working facility, we welcome visitors. Options for guests include: touring the Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center, a LEEF® Certified Platinum building; exploring nature’s laboratory on one of our short self-guided nature hikes; or learning about our historic buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.