Florence is a stepping-stone to the great outdoors. Hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, and historic landmarks are just a handful of reasons why Florence the go-to place for family-friendly adventure. Great memories are waiting for you; all you have to do is take the first step!
Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll through the Florence River Park or a more challenging hike through the 200 acre Florence Mountain Park, the town of Florence is the place to start. Strap on your hiking boots and see what we have to offer!
Bike around town for shopping and restaurants or hit the trails for some beautiful scenery. Newlin Creek Trail offers 5.4 miles of mountain bike trail and the trail from Florence to Wetmore offers a longer 14-mile bike trail. The Oil Flats northwest of town hold a variety of biking opportunities for all skill levels.
The Arkansas River flows through the north side of town providing a perfect opportunity for kayaking, gold panning, and tubing. Slower moving water makes this stretch of the river perfect for a family float.
The waters around Florence offer many different fishing opportunities. The Arkansas River’s key species are: brown trout, rainbow trout, and wiper. The Blue Heron Ponds’ key species are: sunfish, bluegill, small mouth bass, and trout.
Into rock climbing and bouldering? Take a short trip to the Florence Mountain Park-15 minutes south of Florence on Highway 67, then west at mile marker 7- or try world class climbing north of Florence at The Banks off Shelf Road.
If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend of golf, there are three courses in and around Florence. Make a tee time at Gary Player’s Sumo Golf Course, Shadow Hills Golf Course, or Four Mile Golf Course.
The town of Florence and the surrounding area have so much more to experience; from bird watching and horseback rides, to jeep trails and fossil hunting. The rich mining history and scenic trails are waiting to be rediscovered!