This Epic Hill In Florida Will Drop Your Jaw

Did you know that Florida is the flattest state in the country? If you live here, you probably could have guessed. While some areas have more hills than others, we don’t exactly have a lot of white-peaked mountains dotting our scenery. We’re not complaining. We love our beaches and wildlife, and the flatness of the landscape means you can see the sky for miles. It is kind of cool, though, when you find a nice hill with a great view.

Our favorite one is in Lake Wales in Central Florida. You’ve probably heard of the majestic Bok Tower and its lush gardens, but there’s another reason to visit that hardly ever gets mentioned. The gardens were planted on the summit of a hill called Iron Mountain, which is one of the highest points in Florida, rising 295 feet above sea level.

This means that the gardens offer some lovely views of the scenic orange groves and rolling hills covering the landscape. It’s just one more reason to visit this enchanting Florida landmark.  Here is shot of the view from Iron Mountain, as well as a few other photos to give you an idea of what the rest of the gardens look like:

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Have you been to this hill in Florida? What’s your favorite scenic spot in our state?