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Sunday, October 2, 2016

22nd Annual Bike Ride @ Withlacoochee State Trail

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 7:00am to 3:00pm EDT

Adult through 13 years old $30.00 - 12 years old and under $15.00 (must be accompanied by an adult)

More Information:
(352) 726-0315

Located in the Northeast region at:
Withlacoochee State Trail
3100 S. Old Floral City Rd.
Inverness, FL 34450

The 22nd annual ride will be on October 2, 2016.   START TIME: 7:00AM - 9:00AM (no mass start) Rain or Shine. LOCATION: The ride begins and ends at the Trailhead at 315 N. Apopka Avenue in Inverness.  A continental breakfast will be available and lunch is from 11AM to 2PM at the N. Apopka Trailhead. Century Riders will find post-ride refreshments at the registration area until 4PM. T-SHIRTS: Riders registered on or before September 9, 2016 will receive a quality commemorative shirt. Those registering after September 9, 2016 cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt. DISTANCE: The Withlacoochee State Trail is a paved, 46 mile long converted railroad track. You can determine your own ride distance. Optional Century ride is offered with an 8-mile on-trail loop at the south end of the trail. Century Certificates and medals will be provided to 100-mile and 100-K riders upon completion of the ride. ENTRY FEE: $30.00 per rider over 12 years old, $15.00 for riders 12 and under (must be accompanied by an adult.) FIVE SAG stops along the way will provide water, sports drinks and food. Restrooms are available at SAG stops. All support ends at 3PM. DOOR PRIZES: All door prizes will be given to randomly selected pre-registered (by 4:30 PM Sept. 31st) riders only and will be available for pick up from 7AM to 4PM at the registration area on ride day. At least one bike will be included in the door prizes. ONLINE Registration at: - click on Bike Ride Registration or, download & print application. Print PayPal receipts as confirmation & bring on day of ride. Please detach and mail with check payable to: Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee, Inc. P. O. Box 807, Inverness, FL  34451-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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 Participation Requirement


1876 Cow Camp @ Lake Kissimmee State Park

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:30pm EDT

Free with regular park admission

More Information:
Park Service Specialist Andi Henry, 863-696-1112,

Located in the Central region at:
Lake Kissimmee State Park
14248 Camp Mack Rd.
Lake Wales , FL 33898

As you roam down the short trail to the Cow Camp, you will travel back in time to 1876. At the end of the trail, you will find a Florida Cow Hunter in a frontier camp along the route of a cattle drive. He will be cooking, making coffee, tending to the cattle or just resting up until the next roundup or cattle drive. The Cow Hunter will be very happy to share stories about what his life is like and the challenges he faces.

Additional Information:

Offsite Cow Camps are available for groups of 15 or more, schools, community organizations, special events, etc. Call the Ranger Station for more information.

Participation Requirements


First Weekend Union Garrison @ Fort Clinch State Park

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT

$2.50 Fort Admission in addition to regular park admission.

More Information:
Fort Clinch State Park, 904-277-7274

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

This program will allow visitors to interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life. Come join in this unique, family friendly event.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Beach Combing @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EDT

FREE with regular park admission

More Information:
Ranger Station 239-597-6196

Located in the Southwest region at:
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
11135 Gulfshore Drive
Naples, FL 34108

Join a Volunteer for a talk about beach treasures. Learn about sea shells, sea creatures and tidal movement. This is a great interactive event!

Additional Information:

Beach Combing Participation Requirements

Lake Loop Tree ID @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm EDT

Free with paid park entrance fee.

More Information:
Ranger Station: (850) 487-4556

Located in the Northwest region at:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32309

Hike around the lake loop of the Overstreet Trail, talking about and identifying the trees as we go. 

 This will be a fun and educational program.

Additional Information:

This will be a 3.5 mile hike.

We will start at the Overstreet Trail Head.

Wear closed toe shoes or hiking boots.  Bring water, insect repellant and sunscreen.




Participation Requirements

Ranger Program: Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger station, 352-236-7148 ext.4

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

Take part in a park ranger program, which occurs every Sunday. Topics vary, with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

Participation requirements.