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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Haunted Tram Rides @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 6:00pm EDT to Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00pm EDT

The suggested donation for the tram ride is $7.00 for adults (age 13 and over) and $3.00 for children up to age 12. A Haunted House will be set up in the Florida Room from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm. The donation for admission to the Haunted House is $2.00 per person.

More Information:
Susan Strawbridge, Park Services Specialist; (352) 628-5445

Located in the Northeast region at:
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19)
Homosassa, FL 34446

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park are busy planning and setting up for their annual Haunted Tram Rides community event scheduled for the evenings of Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2018. The event will begin at 6:00 pm each evening, and run until 10:00 pm. Pepper Creek Trail will be transformed during these evenings into a trail of haunting scenarios that will delight families. This will be the fifteenth year the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park will be holding the Haunted Tram Rides event which has attracted thousands of visitors each night. In addition to the Haunted Tram Rides, the event includes family fun such as Halloween costume contests and a Haunted House.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

 

Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State Park

Saturday, October 27, 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

Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida "piney woods." The cracker homestead is a replica of a 19th century pioneer settlement. This collection of buildings represents a small "Cracker'' settlement dating to the 1890s. A typical homestead of the time would have included a cabin and outbuildings such as a barn, pantry, smokehouse, and outhouse. Schoolhouses, churches, and blacksmith shops would have been found in settlements that homesteaders visited to attend social gatherings and barter for supplies. During the tour, these buildings will be open and unlocked and on most tours the blacksmith's forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River museum.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the camping & museum entrance, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, (also known as State Road 35 or Baseline Rd.) to access the Silver River Museum.

For more information about the Silver River Museum visit their website.

Participation requirements.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Saturday, October 27, 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.

Family Pumpkin Festival @ Big Shoals State Park

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm EDT

$4.00 per vehicle

More Information:
Park Services Specialist, Teri Graves (386) 397-2733

Located in the Northeast region at:
Big Shoals State Park
Little Shoals Entrance: 11330 S.E. County Road 135 or Big Shoals Entrance: 18738 Southeast 94th St.
White Springs, FL 32096

Family Fun Night! Games, pumpkin bowling, face painting, pumpkin decorating, a treasure chest with prizes and hayride through the woods.

 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements