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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Highlands Hammock Bike & Hike @ Highlands Hammock State Park

Friday, 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.

More Information:
Call the Ranger Station at 863-386-6094.

Located in the Southwest region at:
Highlands Hammock State Park
5931 Hammock Road
Sebring , FL 33872

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. 

 

Additional Information:

Click on EEC BIKE EVENTS AND TOURS to review participation requirements. 

Farmers Market @ Koreshan State Park

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EDT

$1 environmental impact fee

More Information:
More Information: Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

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

Join us in the historic settlement of Koreshans. Our Sunday Farmers Market offers local and organic produce, fresh seafood and dips, unique crafts, local honey, native plants, handcrafted jewelry, food, beautiful art, and cool gifts! A market pass is $1. Contact the Ranger Station at (239) 992-0311 for more information. For vendor info and applications visit http://friendsofkoreshan.org/farmers-market/

Native Plant Sale, Sundays, 8pm - 1pm @ Koreshan State Park

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EDT

FREE during the Sunday Farmers Market

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

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

Learning about and purchasing native plants can be a daunting task, but it just got easier! The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society volunteers will be selling native plants at the Koreshan State Historic Site Farmers Market Sundays, 8:00am - 1 pm.  Experts will be on hand to help answer your questions and teach you about the wonderful benefits of adding native plants to your landscaping. Volunteers will also explain about the fertilizer ordinance and invasive exotic plants. For more information, visit www.FNPSCoccoloba.org or call (239) 273-8945.

Additional Information:

http://www.fnpscoccoloba.org/

First Weekend Union Garrison @ Fort Clinch State Park

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EDT

$2.50 Fort Admission in addition to regular park admission.

More Information:
Fort Clinch State Park, 904-277-7274

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

This program will allow visitors to interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life. Come join in this unique, family friendly event.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Florida Safari - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 10:00am EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station, 352-236-7148 ext. 4

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

On the first Sunday of every month join park staff for a tram tour of the longleaf pine forest. Learn about the park's land management practices and how we care for our natural resources. Wildlife sightings are common but not guaranteed. Possible fauna seen during this program include white-tailed deer, gopher tortoise, Sherman's fox squirrel, and wild turkey.

Along the way the tram will stop so participants can take a short guided walk on the swamp trail. A park ranger will lead visitors down the boardwalk to the Silver River. After the hike the tram will return to the main entrance.

Additional Information:

A limit of 15 spaces are available. To R.S.V.P., call the ranger station, 352-236-7148 ext. 4. You may only reserve a space for the upcoming month's program.

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

Participation requirements.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

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.

Learn to Kayak @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

Free with park entry.

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

This is a land-based course to provide beginners the skills necessary for kayaking. Reservations are recommended. The program is free with Park admission. For information and reservations call the Nature Center at (561) 624-6952.

Folk Jam & Song Circle @ Savannas Preserve State Park

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
More Information:
(772) 398-2779

Located in the Southeast region at:
Savannas Preserve State Park
2541 Walton Road
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Enjoy the wonder of old-fashioned porch music right here at Savannas Preserve State Park! Pull up a chair and listen, or bring an instrument and join in the jam. This program is free with paid park admission ($2.00 a person or $3.00 for a vehicle with up to 8 people). No reservations required.