Geocaching Around Topsail @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkWednesday, November 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm CDT
Standard state park entry fees will apply however there are no additional fees for programming.
Ranger Station 850-267-8330
Topsail Hill State Park invites you to enjoy our “one of a kind” geocache program. Visitors can check in at the Camp Store and pick up the geocache packet. This activity will take you to various points throughout the Preserve. Note: the hiking and biking trails are easy to moderate in difficulty, some are paved, sand and gravel, or hard pack.
What is Geocaching you ask? Well, it is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. Geocaching was originally similar to the 160-year-old game letterboxing, which uses clues and references to landmarks embedded in stories. Geocachers are free to take a treasure, or “swag” (except the logbook, pencil, or stamp) from the cache in exchange for leaving something of similar or higher value behind.
Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the Camp Store, you will need a GPS or a smart phone capable with GPS.
Gentle Yoga at Paynes Prairie @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State ParkWednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm EDT
Class is free with park admission. Donations are accepted and will go to Friends of Paynes Prairie and support outreach activities at Paynes Prairie. All of the supplies for this class have been provided by Friends of Paynes Prairie.
Ranger Station 352-466-3397
This series is designed to release stress and tension after the work day and will include breathing exercises, follow the 26 basic Kripalu postures, and a guided relaxation. All skill levels are welcome. Is it your first time? No problem, this is an excellent class for beginners. If you have a mat, please bring it with you. You may also like to bring a cushion or towel to use as a prop. We have some extra mats, bolsters, and blocks for participants to use as well. These tools are excellent for providing additional support in various postures to assist in relaxation and stretching, so if you have limited mobility, no problem, we have some great tools to help you be comfortable and enjoy your experience.
Classes will be held in the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center from 6:30-7:30 pm on most Tuesday evenings. Visit www.prairiefriends.org for specific class dates, and to RSVP.
RSVPs are limited to 10 due to limited space in the Visitor Center. Please RSVP on the Friends of Paynes Prairie Webpage HERE. This is helpful if you would like to be notified of cancellation or any other changes with the class.
Please note: Due to the holiday on Tuesday, class this week is on WEDNESDAY. This is just for one week only, and we'll resume our Tuesday scheduling next week.