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Garden Tour - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Call the ranger station 352-236-7148 ext. 4

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

Visit the gardens at Silver Springs State Park, on the 2nd Sunday of each month, for our Garden Tour. Join a park ranger for information about the gardens' history, learn about the different seasonal flowers and blooms, as well as about pollinators like hummingbirds and butterflies. The tour passes through the following gardens: Courtyard Garden, Crossroads Garden, Camellia Garden, Fire & Water Garden, and the tour ends at the Wildflower Garden. After the tour, visitors are free to continue exploring the garden pathways and trails or walk back along the river.

Additional Information:

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

Participation requirements.

Nature Trail Walk @ Curry Hammock State Park

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
305-289-2690

Located in the Southeast region at:
Curry Hammock State Park
56200 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon, FL 33050

Join a Ranger for a one-hour guided walk along our moderately difficult, 1.5-mile hiking trail. Come out and enjoy a leisurely stroll through our rockland hammock and take in the flora and fauna of the Florida Keys. Along the way, you will gain an appreciation for the difficulties plants and animals face in the sub-tropical ecosystem.

Additional Information:

Bug spray, drinking water and closed-toed shoes or hiking boots are recommended.

The narrow trail limits the walk to twelve people, therefore reservations are recommended.

Kayak Tour @ Curry Hammock State Park

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Single Kayak Rental: $17.20

Double Kayak Rental: $21.50

More Information:
305-289-2690

Located in the Southeast region at:
Curry Hammock State Park
56200 Overseas Hwy.
Marathon, FL 33050

Take a 90-minute paddle around one of the islands that comprise Curry Hammock State Park. This ranger-led tour will give you an appreciation for the fragility of the nearshore ecosystem. You will see some of the damage man has caused and learn of the ongoing effort to preserve this valuable resource.

Additional Information:

Tours are limited to six kayaks. Visitors should bring their own or rent from the park.

Registration is recommended.

Guided Nature Hike @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT

Park entry fees apply.

More Information:
libby.reinert@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Join us for a leisurely stroll through the scrubby flatwoods and river floodplain. Osprey, pleated woodpeckers, and barred owls are some of the wildlife that can be seen. The walk may go through muddy or wet terrain.

Nature Adventures @ Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

Park entry fees apply.

More Information:
libby.reinert@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southeast region at:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Join us every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. for activities that encourage kids to discover, explore, and have fun! Topics may include wildlife, insects, freshwater ecology, scavenger hunts, paddling, nature hikes, and more! Programs are appropriate for families with kids of all ages, individuals, and organized groups. Times may vary, and registration may be required. Please contact the Kimbell Education Center in the park for more information.

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