January 01, 2015
1ST DAY HIKE
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Date: Thursday, January 1, 2015. From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Start the new year with a hike on Paynes Prairie.
This gentle walk of approximately one mile will take you to the edge of the flooded prairie basin. Challenge yourself to identify birds, trees, and wildflowers, or just enjoy a peaceful stroll. If lucky, the sandhill cranes, bison, or wild horses may be seen. This walk is suitable for those who aren't ardent hikers but still want to have an outdoor Paynes Prairie experience. The pace is slow and comfortable and along the way we will stop and talk about what we see. Your guide will share Paynes Prairie history, including a tour of the old Camp Ranch horse barn. Bring your binoculars, field guides, and water. Be sure to wear sunscreen, closed toe shoes, and a hat or sunglasses.
Cost is $2:00 per Person
Pay Onsite - Cash Only Please!
20 Person Limit
Meet at La Chua Trail parking lot.
Register for this event and learn more at Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc.
Photography and/or video may be taken during this event.
Fees: $2.00 per person.
Contact: For more information, call 352-466-4100 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Directions: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is located 10 miles south of Gainesville, in Micanopy, on the east side of US 441.
Coming from the north on I-75: Take exit 374, the Micanopy exit, and turn left at the end of the exit ramp. You will then be traveling east on CR 234. Stay on this road 1.4 miles until it intersects with US 441. Turn left onto 441 and go 0.6 miles to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (on the right).
Coming from the south on I-75: Take exit 374, the Micanopy exit, and turn right at the end of the exit ramp. You will then be traveling east on CR 234. Stay on this road 1.4 miles until it intersects with US 441. Turn left onto 441 and go about 0.6 miles to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (on the right).