Highlands Hammock Bike & Hike @ Highlands Hammock State ParkFriday, June 1, 2018 - 8:00am EDT to Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 8:00pm EDT
Park entry fees of $6.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people), $4.00 per single occupant vehicle, and $2.00 per person who bike or walk into the park will be waived on Saturday, June 2 via the One Day Pass issued by the Ranger Station for those who bicycle in the park.
Call the Ranger Station at 863-386-6094.
In recognition of Bike Travel Weekend, June 1- 3, Highlands Hammock State Park is extending a special invitation to bicycling clubs throughout Florida, park visitors and visiting tourists to participate in a “Bike & Hike” event on Saturday, June 2. Options for clubs to participate as groups include a weekend ride to the park followed by a picnic or barbecue and leisurely walks on park trails. Clubs traveling from greater distances may consider planning Bike Travel Weekend as a camping weekend at the park. Campground sites can accommodate two tents and up to eight persons per site. Campsites are equipped with water, electricity, a fire ring and a picnic table and are located in proximity to a restroom. Additionally, Highlands Hammock will be promoting bicycling and Bike Travel Weekend by providing a One Day Pass to the members of bicycling clubs and park visitors from the general public who bike in the park on June 2. One Day Passes will also be provided to park visitors traveling from a distance who transport bikes in their vehicles and plan to bike the Loop Road or the extended bike path. Bicycling the Loop beneath the shade of spreading oaks within the Hammock in the cool of the morning or prior to dusk in the early evening is a wonderful way to begin or end the day! Bicyclists may park their bikes at trailhead bike stands, take a leisurely walk down a trail, and have a rest on park benches. Bikers and hikers are likely to spot families of deer with fawns at this time of the year. Please see Additional Information for participation requirements.
Click on EEC BIKE EVENTS AND TOURS to review participation requirements.
Dirty Fridays @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkFriday, June 1, 2018 - 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, June 1, 2018 - 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.
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkFriday, June 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
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.
Art in the Park - Basket Weaving @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkFriday, June 1, 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm CDT
$35 for Basket Weaving includes instruction and all materials needed for the class. Does not include park admission which is paid at Ranger Station upon entry to the park
Join Carol Dickson for an opportunity to create a work of art. Each month a different technique will be used. Class include all materials needed. Regular park admission applies and is paid at ranger station on the day of class. All classes need a minimum of 5 participants to occur. Classes are limited to 10 participants. Participants must be at least 12 years of age. Registration is due 7 days before class date and can be done in the park store or online at www.topsailparkfriends.org. For questions email the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the park store. Future dates are July 13, 2018 for Watercolor and August 10, 2018 for Basketweaving.
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