Guided Kayak Tour @ St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State ParkThursday, November 30, 2017 - 8:00am EST
Free with park entry fee of $2.00
Kayak Rentals: $26.50 for single, $37.10 for double
Park Office: (772) 219-1880
Experience St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park by way of kayak. This is a unique opportunity to visit one of Florida's magnificent barrier islands. You will paddle through mangrove lined creeks and visit a pristine, undeveloped beach. Your guide will point out various plant and animal species, including some that are rare or endangered, as well as providing insight into the management activities used at the park. Visitors of all ages and skill levels are welcome. The tour is approximately 3 hours long.
Reservations are required please contact park office.
What to bring: drinking water, snacks, sunscreen and bug repellent. No pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed.
Audubon Society Guided Bird Walk @ Oscar Scherer State ParkThursday, November 30, 2017 - 8:30am to 10:00am EST
Free with paid park entrance
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
No pets please. Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, drinking water, camera and binoculars recommended.
A guided bird walk on sandy hiking trails through the various park habitats, guided by the Venice Audubon Society.
Gopher Tortoises @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State ParkThursday, November 30, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30am EST
FREE wtih regular park admission
Ranger Station 239-597-6196
Learn about the park’s shy, shelled, terrestrial friends, their habitats and why they are referred to as a “keystone species.” Learn how they protect their neighbors and how you can protect them.
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkThursday, November 30, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
Free with park admission.
Join us for a guided exploration of MacArthur Beach State Park daily at 10:00 a.m. Meet in front of the Park's Nature Center.
Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.
Ghost Rider Tram Tour @ Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State ParkThursday, November 30, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm EST
Tickets for the tram tour are $25.00 per person and are available for purchase here.
(239) 695-1023 (A volunteer will return your call.)
You don’t have to get your feet wet or drive your car down Janes Scenic Drive to see the wonders of the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. The “Ghost Rider” tram, named in honor of the famous Ghost Orchid found in the park, lets you look at wildlife and plants without concentrating on the road. The park is home to more orchid species than any other place on the North American continent. The Preserve is also a haven for diverse wildlife and migratory birds. An experienced guide leads each 2 1/2 hour tram tour and points out interesting aspects of the park. The tour includes a 15 min. walk down an old logging path to see numerous air plants, a variety of ferns, and seasonally blooming orchids. The path is high and dry, but hikers need to wear closed shoes. The 20-passenger tram is wheelchair accessible and some seats face backwards. Participants will be required to sign a standard release of liability form.
This is an outdoor event, so please dress appropriately for the weather. Please wear secure, closed toe shoes for brief walks at tram stops.
The tram leaves at 10 a.m. from the ranger station at 137 Coastline Drive, Copeland, off Janes Scenic Drive. Please arrive early as the tram leaves promptly.
All ticket purchases go directly to the Friends of Fakahatchee, the park's citizen support organization. For more information, visit the Friends of Fakahatchee website at orchidswamp.org.
Weekly Ranger Program @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkThursday, November 30, 2017 - 9:00am CST
Program is free with regular park admission.
Discuss, learn about and explore the park with a Ranger. Thursday Ranger Program starts at 3pm. Check at the Ranger Station for current week's topic and starting location.
Eco Fitness Classes @ Oleta River State ParkFriday, December 1, 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.