1876 Cow Camp @ Lake Kissimmee State ParkSunday, October 16, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:30pm EDT
Free with regular park admission
Park Service Specialist Andi Henry, 863-696-1112, Andrea.Henry@dep.state.fl.us
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.
Offsite Cow Camps are available for groups of 15 or more, schools, community organizations, special events, etc. Call the Ranger Station for more information.
Beach Combing @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State ParkSunday, October 16, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EDT
FREE with regular park admission
Ranger Station 239-597-6196
Join a Volunteer for a talk about beach treasures. Learn about sea shells, sea creatures and tidal movement. This is a great interactive event!
Beach Combing Participation Requirements
Pickin' in the Park - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State ParkSunday, October 16, 2016 - 1:00pm EDT
Free with paid park admission.
Ranger Station, (352) 236-7148 ext. 4
Come enjoy local and visiting musicians perform acoustic music in a scenic area near the springs. Instruments usually include a banjo, guitar, fiddle, upright bass, and accordion. They may vary from month to month. Feel free to bring your own instrument and join in or just listen and enjoy. Hand claps and foot taps welcome!
Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Blvd. (SR 40).
Ranger Program: Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State ParkSunday, October 16, 2016 - 2:00pm EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger station, 352-236-7148 ext.4
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.
Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).
Incredible Edibles @ Dade Battlefield Historic State ParkSunday, October 16, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm EDT
Cost: $3/vehicle park entrance fee or annual park pass plus $5/person program fee; 12 and under free
Wild foods and game cooking demonstrations at the Dade Lodge. All participants will get to sample the foods and are recommended to bring a place setting.
7th Annual Moon Over Maclay Jazz Concert @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State ParkSunday, October 16, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm EDT
Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students with ID and children under 12.
Tickets may be purchased on-line at friendsofmaclaygardens.org or at the Maclay Gardens Ranger Station.
Ranger Station (850) 487-4556
The Department of Environmental Protection's Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park and Friends of Maclay Gardens invite you and your family to Moon over Maclay.
Enjoy an evening of jazz and lively flamenco sounds under a full moon on the lawn of the historic Maclay House. Performances by the Maharajah Flamenco Trio and the Brain Hall Quintet appearing with one of Tallahassee's favorite singers Avis Berry.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets, pack a picnic and your favorite drink. Stroll down the Gardens brick walkway to the Maclay House for a lovely musical evening overlooking Lake Hall.
For information call (850) 487-4556 or visit the Friends of Maclay Gardens website or Facebook.
Moon Lit Tram Tour @ Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State ParkSunday, October 16, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm EDT
Tickets are $40 per person. Spaces are limited and sell out quickly. Get your tickets now.
Moon Lit Tram Tour presented by The Friends of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Thanks to the Moon Lit Fakahatchee Tram Tours, you can now view the magnificent Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park under the illumination of a full moon. The “Ghost Rider” tram, named in honor of the famous Ghost Orchid found in the park, lets you tour the park without concentrating on the road. The Fakahatchee is home to more orchid species than any other place on the North American continent. The Preserve is also a haven for diverse wildlife and migratory birds. Your tour starts as the sun is setting, prime time for spotting some of the mammal residents of the Strand as well as birds settling in for the evening. The 24-passenger tram is high and dry and will provide an excellent platform for viewing park features illuminated by moonlight. City-dwellers will be amazed at how their vision changes as their eyes adapt to the light the moon provides. An experienced naturalist leads each tram tour and will demonstrate communication with denizens of the night, including fireflies, bats and owls. The tram is wheelchair accessible and some seats face backwards. Participants will be required to sign a standard release of liability form. Any cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to receive refund.
PLEASE CHECK WEATHER REPORTS AND DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR THIS ADVENTURE. EVENINGS CAN BE COOL WHEN THIS TOUR IS OFFERED. The tram leaves promptly at 6:30 pm from the ranger station at 137 Coastline Drive, Copeland, off Janes Scenic Drive. The park entrance is on the west side of SR 29 between I-75 and U.S. 41. This is the only access to Janes Scenic Drive. Please DO NOT rely on GPS or Google Map info which may incorrectly show other routes.
Moon Rise at the Beach @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler BeachSunday, October 16, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm EDT
Program is free with park admission!
Due to Hurricane Matthew this program with be CANCELED. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. We ask that you please join us for one of our future Moon Rise Programs.
Join us for a moon rise at the beach! You will learn fun and interesting facts about the moon and our coastal ecosystem. Bring binoculars for as spectacular view and camera for beautiful photo opportunities! We meet at the beachside day use pavilion and stroll to the beach using the boardwalk located behind the pavilion and wait for the moon to appear. If you prefer, you can view the moon from the overlook.
All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion on the east side of the park.