Alafia Fat Tire Festival @ Alafia River State ParkFriday, November 10, 2017 - 8:00am EST to Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:00pm EST
Regular park admission fees apply in addition to event fees by the organization.
The SWAMP Club is hosting their annual fat tire festival. This is their premier and favorite annual mountain bike event, with a vendor village, group rides, food and more!
The Alafia River State Park Fat Tire Festival is a great mountain bike ride weekend with fun and entertainment in Florida for all registered attendees. With unique topography that offers some of the most radical elevation changes in Florida, the Alafia River State Park mountain bike trails are the most challenging in our riding area. The ‘Moonscape’ and ‘Gatorback’ trails were specifically designed for advanced level riders. The less technical ’Roller Coaster’, ’Bridges’ and ‘North Creek‘ trails provide a real adventure for any experienced cyclist. For new riders, there is ‘Sand Pine’, ‘Rock Garden’ and ‘River Loop’ plus all the 2-track.
Boyette’s trails are forgiving enough for newer riders while still offering an exciting bike ride for more experienced cyclists. The famed ‘Abyss’ and ‘Ridgeline’ trails will amaze and challenge, while the diversity of single-track, technical berm sections, and hilly meadow riding will make for a fun day.
Self-guided bike rides will be offered at both trail locations on Saturday. (Boyette only until 3 pm).
Junior Ranger Program @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State ParkFriday, November 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EST
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.
Paddle Grand Lagoon @ St. Andrews State ParkFriday, November 10, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am CST
The program is free (including use of a kayak) with paid park entrance, but registration is required.
David Morris, (850)708-6104
Join Park Rangers on a 90 minute kayak tour of Grand Lagoon! Learn about the history and natural resources that make St. Andrews State Park a unique and important place in North Florida. This guided tour will be enjoyable for individuals, families, and groups. All levels of kayak experience are welcome.
Please wear appropriate clothing that can get wet, and bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. Pets and alcoholic beverages are not permitted, and life jackets are required.
Registration is required for this event. Please register here and select whether you will need a single or tandem kayak.
LKSP Sea Turtle Talk @ Lovers Key State ParkFriday, November 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EST
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.
13th Annual Horseback & Poker Ride & Camp Out @ St. Sebastian River Preserve State ParkFriday, November 10, 2017 - 3:00pm EST to Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 11:00am EST
Join us for the Poker Ride on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Cost will be $25 per rider, this includes lunch and door prizes. Additional hands are $5 each.
Staying the weekend to camp out! Cost is $5 per camper / per night. Camp will be on the northwest section of St. Sebastian River Preserve at the Visitor's Center.
Gayle Heath 772-538-6949
13th Annual Horseback Poker Ride and Camp Out!! Stay for the day or for the weekend for this special event sponsored by the Citizens for the St Sebastian Preserve. We will be riding on the northwest portion of the St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park.
All proceeds will benefit the recreation and conservation goals of the St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park.
Please note that proof of negative Coggins is required and all children under 16 must wear a helmet while mounted as per Florida Law.
Pre-registration for the Poker Ride is requested. Campers MUST preregistar by Nov 6th.
For more information, visit our website, www.nbbd.com/npr/cpa
Sunset Paddle Tour @ Oleta River State ParkFriday, November 10, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm EST
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 11, 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.