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Friday, February 16, 2018

Civil War Battle Reenactment @ Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 8:00am EST to Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 5:00pm EST

Adults - $10
School-age children - $5
Pre-school age children - FREE

More Information:
Events 877-635-3655

Located in the Northeast region at:
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
5815 Battlefield Trail Road
Olustee, FL 32087

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Florida’s first state park, will commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Civil War and host the 42nd Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee Feb. 16-18, 2018. Throughout the weekend, more than 2,000 demonstrators will present living history impressions of military and civilian life at the time of Florida’s largest Civil War battle.

The living history weekend features a Civil War-era battle reenactment on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., as well as the reenactment of the Battle of Olustee on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.  Period music concerts and crafts, lectures, battlefield surgical practices and the lives of both white and black civilians during the war will be portrayed by re-enactors. Military camps and drills by infantry and artillery are scheduled throughout the weekend.  Color ceremonies, Cavalry, Authentic camps, exhibits, food and much more.

 

Additional Information:

http://battleofolustee.org/

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On Friday, Feb. 16, educational programs are planned for students. School groups may call (386) 397-7005 to register for the event.

Food concessions will be available.

Pets are not allowed at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park during the reenactment.

Participation Requirements

Co-Ed Low Impact Exercise Class @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 8:15am to 9:00am EST

Free with camping or standard park entrance fee

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

Wear comfortable shoes and wake up with a morning exercise session led by Kate Isles! Exercises do not require participants to sit or lay down and program is considered accessible. Located in the Screen Room by the Nature Center.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Friday Guided Hike @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am EST

Free with camping or standard park entrance fee

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

Go on a guided hike with a ranger. Learn about the plants and animals around the park while exploring a trail and hearing some park stories. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Guided Canoe Trip @ Collier-Seminole State Park

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm EST

$30 per person, (2 people per canoe), plus park entry fee of $5.00 up to 8 people in your car or $4.00 for a single occupant.

Registration is required.

More Information:
For more info contact the Ranger Station at (239) 394-3397

Located in the Southwest region at:
Collier-Seminole State Park
20200 Tamiami Trail E.
Naples, FL 34114

Join park staff for a guided 4 mile paddle.

We stop 3 to 5 times to talk about the plants, animals, the park, and Seminole Indians history of the area.

Ages 6 and up.

$30 per person, (2 people per canoe), plus park entry fee of $5.00 up to 8 people in your car or $4.00 for a single occupant.

Registration is required.

Canoe, life jackets, whistles and paddles are provided.

Wear: Comfortable clothing, your shoes could get wet.

Bring: Water, bug spray, sunscreen, sunglasses, dry bag, hat and a light jacket.

There is no place to get out of the canoe once the trip starts, so a restroom stop is wise just before the trip. A restroom is located in the picnic area in the boat basin.

9:00 am - Meet at the Ranger Station to make payment and then proceed to the boat basin/canoe launch area.

9:15 am – Be at the boat basin/canoe launch for introduction and review of paddling strokes and safety tips.

9:30 am – Canoe Trip starts.

12:30 pm - Canoe Trip ends.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST

Free with park admission.

More Information:
(561) 624-6952

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

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. 

Additional Information:

Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.

Guided Tours of Historic Koreshan Settlement @ Koreshan State Park

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:00pm EST

Guided Tours are $2 per person, $1 for children under 6, with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311 or FriendsofKoreshan.org

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

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.

Additional Information:

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.

Movie Night @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EST

Free for registered campers

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

Join your fellow campers and watch a movie together. Be sure to put in your vote for which movie. Options displayed in the Ranger Station and at the Nature Center weekly. Refreshments provided. Campers may bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Program is for registered campers only as it takes place after hours. Located in the Nature Center.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Music for Valentines With Billy Kemp @ Collier-Seminole State Park

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm EST

Park Entrance fee of $5:00 per vehicle up to 8 people per car.

More Information:
(239) 394-3397

Located in the Southwest region at:
Collier-Seminole State Park
20200 Tamiami Trail E.
Naples, FL 34114

Folk music with a Valentine twist.

Join us for a relaxing evening in the campground Screened Room for the "Music for Valentines with Billy Kemp".

Additional Information:

No dogs and no smoking permitted in the Screened Room.