Co-Ed Low Impact Exercise Class @ Oscar Scherer State ParkMonday, January 4, 2016 - 8:15am EST
There is no cost to participate other than normal park entrance fees for day-use visitors.
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
Jump start your day with this family-friendly winter exercise program, offered in the screened-in porch area of Lake Osprey (inside the Nature Center during bad weather). Begin with warm-up stretches and then get groovin’ to golden oldies from the 50s and 60s. The exercises do not require participants to sit or lay down, and the program is considered ADA-accessible. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Monday Morning Nature Walks @ Highlands Hammock State ParkMonday, January 4, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:30am EST
Park entry fees of $6.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people per car), $4.00 per single occupant vehicle, and $2.00 for bicyclists and people walking on foot apply.
Call the Ranger Station at 863-386-6094 for more information.
Take a leisurely walk with volunteer trail guides Brian and Susan Woodworth as they explore park nature trails, observe birds, and discover what’s blooming. These two self-taught naturalists actively scout trails in advance of their hikes and keep track of the areas where birds and other wildlife are likely to be found. Woodpeckers and red-shouldered hawks are common and flocks of robins and other winter migratory birds are now being sighted. Alligators, turtles, deer, otters and snakes are sometimes spotted. The Monday Morning Nature Walks begin in January and are currently scheduled every Monday through the end of March. January walks are scheduled as follows: Cypress Swamp Trail/January 4, Ancient Hammock Trail/January 11, Richard Lieber Memorial Trail/January 18, and Alexander Blair Big Oak Trail/January 25. Each trail is unique and visitors will explore the ecology of hammocks and swamps and learn about their associated flora and fauna. The degree of difficulty of the walks range from easy to moderate. All of the preceding trails are located on the Loop Road. Meet at the parking areas of trailheads shortly before 9:00 a.m. The hike will take approximately one hour to 90 minutes. Please dress for the weather and wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes, long pants and protective clothing. Visitors are advised to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and water and snacks. Walking sticks can be helpful and binoculars, field guides and cameras are welcome. See Additional Information.
Scheduled walks are subject to change depending on conditions. Visitors are advised to check at the Ranger Station before preceding to the trails. There are no restroom facilities along the Loop Road, so visitors are advised to stop at the restroom in the picnic area prior to the hike. Florida State Parks are in various stages of accessibility. To learn more about the participation requirements for this activity, please see the EEC RANGER-LED NATURE WALKS. EEC RANGER - LED NATURE WALKS
Sunset Yoga @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State ParkMonday, January 4, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm EST
Class fee is $5 plus regular park admission.
Green Monkey yoga studio at 239-598-1938
Join yoga instructors from Green Monkey Yoga for an all-levels gentle yoga class while the sun prepares to set. Then stay to soak in and celebrate the closing rays of the day over the Gulf.
Music by firelight @ Oscar Scherer State ParkMonday, January 4, 2016 - 6:30pm EST
This program is open to registered campers only and is free of charge.
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
Music lovers will enjoy this program held by firelight at the Campfire Circle. If inclement weather will be held in the Nature Center