Monday Morning Nature Walks @ Highlands Hammock State ParkMonday, February 27, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am EST
Park entry fees of $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people per car), $4 per single occupant vehicle, and $2 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, spot reptiles 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. Warblers and other winter migratory birds are now being sighted in addition to woodpeckers, red-shouldered hawks, and water birds. Alligators, turtles and snakes are sometimes spotted.
February walks include the following:
- Wild Orange Trail - February 6
- Hickory Trail - February 13
- Cypress Swamp Trail - February 20
- Young Hammock Trail - February 27
Each trail is unique and visitors will explore the ecology of hammocks, swamps, and an area of the park in which the natural process of succession occurred and the landscape transitioned from a pine flatwoods into a “young hammock” due to a lack of lightning ignited fires and the exclusion of prescribed burns. All of the trails are located on the Loop Road.
Meet at the trailhead parking areas shortly before 9 a.m. Hikes take approximately one hour to 90 minutes. Degree of difficulty of the walks ranges from easy to moderate. 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, water and snacks. Walking sticks are helpful and binoculars, field guides and cameras are welcome.
The Monday Morning Nature Walks will continue through the end of March or early April. Please see Additional Information for participation requirements.
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.
Sunset Yoga @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State ParkMonday, February 27, 2017 - 5:15pm to 6:15pm EST
Class fee is $5, plus regular park admission.
Greenmonkey 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.