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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Oscar's Grille Pancake Breakfast @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 8:00am to 10:00am EST

The cost is $5.00/person kids 12 years and younger is $2.00/person.

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

What better way to start your day than with a hearty, home-cooked breakfast.  This winter family-friendly program is fully prepared by park Volunteers for both day-use visitors and campers.  The breakfast includes your choice of plain or blueberry pancakes with syrup (regular or sugar-free), sausage, and your choice of juice, coffee (regular or decaf), or tea.  A great way to meet other park guests.

Gentle Walk and Talk @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am EST

Free 

More Information:
Ranger Station 352-466-3397

Located in the Northeast region at:
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
100 Savannah Blvd
Micanopy, FL 32667

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.  Wear closed toe shoes, and a hat or sunglasses - the trail is in the open sun.  Meet in the La Chua Trail parking lot.

10 Person Limit.  Please make a reservation on www.prairiefriends.org so that we may contact you with updates or any changes to this program.

This is a Park Fit activity encouraging people of all ages and abilities to be active and healthy while enjoying the park. 

 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Kayaking for Beginners - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:30am EST

$25.00 per person includes the cost of a single or tandem kayak rental. $2.00 per person park admission fee not included.

To purchase tickets in advance contact brian@silversprings.com

More Information:
Call the park concessionaire at 352-261-5842 or email brian@silversprings.com

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

Escape the hustle and bustle of every day life with a guided paddling tour on the Silver River. Participants will learn the basic skills and techniques of kayaking as well as how to stay safe on the river.

Additional Information:

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

For more information about concessions visit www.silversprings.com

Participation requirements.

Sea Turtles @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EST

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

Learn about the Loggerhead’s life story and the role our park plays during nesting season. Turtle carapaces and skulls will be on display.

Additional Information:

Reservations recommended.

Sea Turtles Participation Requirements

Begining Photography @ Koreshan State Park

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST

FREE with park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

December 29th at 10:00a.m. Join a park Naturalist for a Beginning Photography Tour. Explore the different habitats and architecture within the park. Bring a camera or cell phone and learn the basics of photography, the best places to snap that perfect photo, discover unusual plants, buildings, and critters that make up the many interesting aspects of Koreshan State Historic Site. Tour will begin at the Art Hall steps. Reservations are requested. please call (239) 992-0311.

Sunset Kayak Tour - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:15pm EST

$35 per person includes kayak rental, single or tandem. $30 for students with valid student ID. $2.00 per person park admission fee not included.

To purchase tickets in advance contact brian@silversprings.com

More Information:
Call the park concessionaire at 352-261-5842 or email brian@silversprings.com

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

Paddle into the sunset by kayak on the scenic Silver River. Before it gets dark you will visit springs with names such as the Blue Grotto, the Garden of Eden, Fisherman's Paradise, and the Alligator Hole. On the way back to the launch, west along the river, the sun will be setting behind the headsprings.

Additional Information:

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

For more information about concessions visit www.silversprings.com

Participation requirements.