Hayride with Ranger Crowe and Friends! @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State ParkWednesday, October 18, 2017 - 5:00pm EDT to Friday, November 3, 2017 - 7:00pm EDT
The event is free with paid park admission.
For information, contact the park at 850-487-4556.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park invites you to enjoy an afternoon hayride through the Gardens! Ranger Crowe and friends will give a guided tour of the Scarecrows in the Gardens exhibits, telling the story of why each scarecrow was designed and built. Afterwards, you will be able to vote for your scarecrow! Hayrides will take place every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from October 18th through November 3rd.
Dirty Fridays @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkFriday, November 3, 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!
First Friday Garden Walks @ Washington Oaks Gardens State ParkFriday, November 3, 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, November 3, 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.
Wild Foods Foraging Class @ Dade Battlefield Historic State ParkFriday, November 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm EDT
Cost is $3/car or Florida Annual Park Pass plus $5/person activity fee for 13 and up.
Wild foods foraging class will include walking to collect wild edibles and preparing some to eat. Bring water, hat, sunscreen and insect repellant.
Walk on the Wild Side @ Lovers Key State ParkFriday, November 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Regular Entrance Fees Apply
Join one of our Park Rangers for a guided hike along our Black Island Trail. Learn about the fascinating vegetation and wildlife that reside in this maritime hammock. Do some bird watching, and learn a little history. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Call 239-463-4588.
Plastic Pollution: It's Everyone's Problem @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkFriday, November 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am CDT
Progran is free with regular park admission.
Join Dr. Laura Tiu, Marine Scientist and Sea Grant Extension Agent for Walton and Okaloosa Counties and learn about Microplastics. The rise of plastic use can be traced from the production of celluloid combs of the early 1900's to the explosion of plastic production after World War II, to the introduction of bottled water in the late 1980's. After nearly a century of plastic production, we have discovered negative environmental impacts that we never anticipated. Now the questions are how bad is it and what can we do to combat our plastic addiction?
Sunset Paddle Tour @ Oleta River State ParkFriday, November 3, 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, November 4, 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.