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Pack Walk - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 10:00am EDT to Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 11:30am 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

In partnership with the Marion County Animal Services, Silver Springs State Park presents an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a shelter dog. Every 4th Sunday, join volunteers and park staff as we walk a pack of well-behaved dogs through the park's gardens and trails. This program gives the animals exercise as well as a chance to socialize with other dogs and other people. All of the dogs are available for long-term adoption but you can also "adopt" a dog for the morning and take it for a walk with the group. For only a small amount of time you can make a huge difference in the life of a shelter animal. Hikers and walkers are welcome to join the group even if they do not want to hold a leash. Please note, only visitors 16 years or older may walk a shelter dog.

Additional Information:

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

For more information about Marion County Animal Services please visit their website or facebook page.

Park staff and volunteers with "their" dogs (photo).

Participation requirements.

Pack Walk - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 10:00am EDT to Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 11:30am 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

In partnership with the Marion County Animal Services, Silver Springs State Park presents an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a shelter dog. Every 4th Sunday, join volunteers and park staff as we walk a pack of well-behaved dogs through the park's gardens and trails. This program gives the animals exercise as well as a chance to socialize with other dogs and other people. All of the dogs are available for long-term adoption but you can also "adopt" a dog for the morning and take it for a walk with the group. For only a small amount of time you can make a huge difference in the life of a shelter animal. Hikers and walkers are welcome to join the group even if they do not want to hold a leash. Please note, only visitors 16 years or older may walk a shelter dog.

Additional Information:

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

For more information about Marion County Animal Services please visit their website or facebook page.

Park staff and volunteers with "their" dogs (photo).

Participation requirements.

Pack Walk - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 10:00am EDT to Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 11:30am 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

In partnership with the Marion County Animal Services, Silver Springs State Park presents an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a shelter dog. Every 4th Sunday, join volunteers and park staff as we walk a pack of well-behaved dogs through the park's gardens and trails. This program gives the animals exercise as well as a chance to socialize with other dogs and other people. All of the dogs are available for long-term adoption but you can also "adopt" a dog for the morning and take it for a walk with the group. For only a small amount of time you can make a huge difference in the life of a shelter animal. Hikers and walkers are welcome to join the group even if they do not want to hold a leash. Please note, only visitors 16 years or older may walk a shelter dog.

Additional Information:

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

For more information about Marion County Animal Services please visit their website or facebook page.

Park staff and volunteers with "their" dogs (photo).

Participation requirements.

Ranger Led Walk @ Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:00am EDT to Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:45am EDT

Fee for the tour is included in your regular park entry

More Information:


Located in the Northeast region at:
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
4732 Millhopper Road
Gainesville, FL 32653

Ranger-Led walks leave form the visitor center at 10:00 a.m. sharp every Saturday. Visitors who dare to join-in on one of these walks will have the opportunity to learn about the history and nature surrounding “The Devil’s Millhopper”. It is a good idea to bring some drinking water and wear closed-toed shoes, the tour last about an hour.

Additional Information:

Ranger Led Hike Trail Loop   Participation Requirements

Ranger Led Hike Sinkhole Tour   Participation Requirements

 

Ranger Led Walk @ Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 10:00am EDT to Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:45am EDT

Fee for the tour is included in your regular park entry

More Information:


Located in the Northeast region at:
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park
4732 Millhopper Road
Gainesville, FL 32653

Ranger-Led walks leave form the visitor center at 10:00 a.m. sharp every Saturday. Visitors who dare to join-in on one of these walks will have the opportunity to learn about the history and nature surrounding “The Devil’s Millhopper”. It is a good idea to bring some drinking water and wear closed-toed shoes, the tour last about an hour.

Additional Information:

Ranger Led Hike Trail Loop   Participation Requirements

Ranger Led Hike Sinkhole Tour   Participation Requirements

 

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