Dirty Fridays @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkFriday, September 1, 2017 - 8:00am CDT
Admission is free for project time.
Welcome to "Dirty Fridays" at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park! Here is a wonderful, low-key volunteer opportunity to get a little dirty on the First Friday of every month while helping to beautify the park grounds! Projects include working in the butterfly garden, driveway medians and other fun landscape features that make Topsail one of a kind! Bring some water, gloves, insect repellent and a lunch to enjoy afterwards! Garden groups are always welcome to share in the fun!
Literacy Month Reading Trail @ Devil's Millhopper Geological State ParkFriday, September 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT
$4 per vehicle - no additional charge for the hike
Ranger Station 352-955-2008
Come out to the Millhopper for a self-guided hike along Sink Trail. In celebration of Literacy Month we have created a "Reading Trail" with six stops - each revealing a piece of the Legend of Devil's Millhopper.
Guided Tours of Historic Koreshan Settlement @ Koreshan State ParkFriday, September 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Guided Tours are $2 per person, $1 for children under 6, with regular park admission.
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311
Join us for a Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Koreshan Settlement. Explore structures and gardens of the 19th century utopian settlement and learn about these idealistic pioneers. The walking tour is about an hour and a half and is accessible to all.
Park admission is $2 for bicycle/pedestrian, $4 for one person in a vehicle, $5 for up to 8 persons in a vehicle. Walking tour lasts approximately 1 hour and is mostly outdoors on a crushed shell path. Please bring water, proper footware, and sun protection. Wheelchair available upon request.
Requests for these and other tours for clubs, home school associations, and other groups can be made by calling the Ranger Station at (239) 992-0311. We make every effort to accommodate all groups, however we may not be able to fulfill requests made with less than a two week notice.
First Friday Garden Walks @ Washington Oaks Gardens State ParkFriday, September 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT
Program included with park entry.
Join us for a Ranger guided tour of our Historic District and Gardens the first Friday of each month. Learn about the history of Washington Oaks, while taking in the beauty of the Gardens. Participants meet in the Garden parking lot. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water.
Junior Ranger Program @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State ParkFriday, September 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EDT
The program is free with park entry and for annual park pass holders.
Ranger Station: (352) 466 - 3397
Come visit our Junior Ranger table from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and join us for lots of cool nature activities! Children can complete the Junior Ranger CORE activities, collect passport stamps, and earn an official Junior Ranger badge, patch, or pin! Junior Ranger activities are appropriate for children aged 6 and up, but we will also have critter coloring pages and smokey bear stories available for all ages.
No reservation required. Meet us inside the visitor center located within the main park entrance, off US 441 in Micanopy.
Gators & Waders @ St. Andrews State ParkFriday, September 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am CDT
Program is free with regular park entrance fees.
Lauren Loria, (850) 708-6075
Learn about alligators and the wading birds that may be seen in the park. Participants should meet at the Gator Lake observation boardwalk and bring drinking water and binoculars. All ages are encouraged to attend this family friendly program.
Sea Turtle Program @ Lovers Key State ParkFriday, September 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT
Regular Entrance Fees Apply
For assistance or to register, contact the park office at (239) 463-4588.
Sea Turtle talk: Join a Park Ranger to learn about the fascinating life-cycle and journeys of the marine turtles that visit Lovers Key each summer. Learn about their nesting behavior and find out what you can do to help protect them.
Sea Turtle Program @ Lovers Key State ParkFriday, September 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Regular Entrance Fees Apply
Join a Park Ranger to learn about the fascinating life-cycle and journeys of the marine turtles that visit Lovers Key each summer. Learn about their nesting behavior and find out what you can do to help protect them. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Call 239-463-4588.
Ranger Guided Trail Walk @ Long Key State ParkFriday, September 1, 2017 - 10:00am EDT
Free with paid park admission.
Enjoy a leisurely, Ranger guided walk along the 1.1 mile Golden Orb Trail loop. Visitors will enjoy learning about the diverse plant life and the various habitats that are vital to the Florida Keys ecology. It is highly recommended that participants bring water to drink and wear a hat and sunscreen. Please note that periodically the trail will flood during high tides so we recommend that you wear shoes that can get wet. Additionally, you may wish to bring sunglasses, bug spray, cameras and binoculars. We leave from the Board Walk at 10:00 A.M.
To participate in this program you must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and walk small inclines.
Sunset Paddle Tour @ Oleta River State ParkFriday, September 1, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm EDT
The Tour is 2 hours long and $35.00 per Adult or $25.00 per College Student.
Have you ever gone Kayaking at night? Sunset Kayak/SUP Tours are available every Friday evening at the BG Oleta River Outdoor Center. We paddle for 1 hour before arriving at Sandspur Island where we will take a break and watch the sun go down. Once the sun has set, your Guide will turn on bright colorful lights located on the front and back of your Kayak or SUP before a 30 minute paddle back to the Outdoor Center.
Eco Fitness Classes @ Oleta River State ParkSaturday, September 2, 2017 (All day)
"By combining health-fitness with outdoor recreation, Eco Fitness appeals to those seeking to increase time spent exercising and connecting with nature. Through a strategically formulated exercise regimen, participants will see adaptation to their physical abilities as well as an increase in their love for the great outdoors.
Eco Fitness Classes incorporate Kayaking/Stand Up Paddleboarding, Mountain Biking, Swimming and Plyometrics over the course of 2 hours for the low price of $40.00 per class.
Classes are held the first 2 weeks of the month; Wednesday evenings, Friday and Saturday mornings."
Please Contact BG Oleta River Outdoors for exact times.