Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area Trails
Both the Big Pine Tract and the Chinsegut Nature Center have several hiking trails, including the "Prairie to Pines Trail" which connects the two properties by winding through a variety of landscapes. The trails on the Big Pine Tract are open year-round and those at the Nature Center are open by appointment (352-754-6722), Friday and Saturday from 8 am - 2 pm, and during during special events and other programs. White-tailed deer are abundant and frequently wander by the Nature Center. The Pinewoods treefrog sounds out its morse-code-like tapping from high in the trees. Turkeys are found among the oaks and pines and sometimes roost in the cypress fringing May's Prairie.