Hernando County has some amazing places to go and venture outdoors.

Bishop Chimney still remains. Photo by Alice Mary Herden
Bishop Chimney still remains. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

History

The land was once part of 6,000 acres originally staked from the U.S. government by Colonel Pearson of South Carolina in 1842. The land was sold to Colonel Ederington in 1852.

In the 1800s the Chinsegut Conservation Center was home to the Bishop family. A chimney and two cisterns, remnants of their homestead, remain on the property today. Each fall Pioneer Day is held as a tribute to the Bishop family. In the early 1900s turpentine was extracted from the pine trees, some of which still bear the scars.

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Chinsegut Conservation Center is a perfect place to go to relax and enjoy nature, as well as participate in many programs offered at the center.

Birdwatching is a favorite at Chinsegut. Photo by Alice Mary Herden
Birdwatching is a favorite at Chinsegut. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

 

Programs at Chinsegut

  • Archery for Beginners
  • Beginners Birding
  • Butterfly ID Hike
  • Children in the WILD
  • Dipping in May’s Prairie
  • Fire in Florida’s Forests
  • Guided Hike
  • Map and Compass Skills
  • Nature Journaling
  • Wildlife Signs
  • Conservation Core Concepts

This is a great way to get you and your kids involved outdoors and create your own outdoor adventure!

Visit http://myfwc.com/chinsegut/ for more information!


Chinsegut Nature Center is looking for volunteers

  • Conservation Center Ambassador
  • Maintenance
  • Trail Steward
  • Program Docent

http://myfwc.com/get-involved/volunteer/programs/chinsegut/

Cypress Trail | Photo by Alice Mary Herden
Cypress Trail | Photo by Alice Mary Herden


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