Exploring Hal Scott Regional Preserve & Park

 I love nature, getting out in it helps rejuvenate my soul. The sights, sounds and smell can do wonders for one's mind. 

I'm always on the lookout for parks and trails I have yet explored. Bryan and I were on our way to Melbourne and I searched to see if there were any places we could go out and enjoy the beautiful Florida weather. Hal Scott Regional Preserve & Park is conveniently located off the Beachline Expressway.
Hal Scott Regional Preserve & Park in Orange County Florida
When we pulled up I was a bit shocked to see just two vehicles in the lot with one of them being an Uhaul. The weather was gorgeous and perfect for being outdoors, so why weren't there more cars around?
Hal Scott Regional Preserve & Park in Orange County Florida
Once we parked the car.  The little wild boar came roaming out of the bush. I had never seen a wild boar before and while she was small I didn't know what to expect. I kept thinking there was going to be an even larger one coming out behind her.

While we sat in the car debating if we should get out another truck pulled up. It was nice to see some other folks out in the middle of nowhere. They had a dog in the car and their dog was a little taken back by the pig.

Once the boar had moved on and hid in the brush we got out of the car to take a look at the trail. We noticed a man on his horse coming up the trail so we waited to ask him about what we could expect going out exploring.

He seemed to reassure us that we'd be ok going for a quick walk. While we were chatting I was in awe of his beautiful horse.  I had never been up close to such a large horse before.  He was stunning!
Hal Scott Regional Preserve & Park in Orange County Florida
Now our time was running out so we checked the information board and made our way out on the trail. We only had about thirty minutes to enjoy our walk.
Hal Scott Regional Preserve & Park in Orange County Florida

Hal Scott Regional Preserve & Park in Orange County Florida

I was happy to see that the folks with the dog got out and weren't to far behind us on the trail. You are out in nature here at the Preserve. The only sounds you will hear are the birds and whatever critters are scurrying about.
Hal Scott Regional Preserve & Park in Orange County Florida

Hal Scott Regional Preserve & Park in Orange County Florida
Once we came across these footprints in the dirt I was ready to leave. The prints were about the size of my hand, and I was not coming face to face with any panther or other creature these belong to.
Hal Scott Regional Preserve & Park in Orange County Florida

Hal Scott Regional Preserve & Park in Orange County Florida

Hal Scott Regional Preserve & Park in Orange County Florida
We had a bit of an adventure out at Hal Scott Regional Preserve. This is a great place if you're looking for some solitude and take in nature. I think next time I visit I will go with a group of people, preferably those who know Florida back country.

*Hal Scott Regional Preserve & Park