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February 2019

Myakka State Park Sunset Hike

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Myakka River State Park – Conference Room, 13081 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241 United States
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$10.00

Join us on a Sunset Hike in Myakka River State Park! The weather will be perfect, the sun will be setting while we hike 5 miles through the wilderness. This 5-mile loop hike will take you through several of Florida’s diverse ecosystems such as pine flat woods, prairies and hardwood hammocks. The sun will be setting, so we will be looking and listening for the marvelous sights and sounds of dusk in the woods! Birds returning home to roost, crickets…

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Children’s Nature Hike

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Myakka River State Park – Conference Room, 13081 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241 United States
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$10.00

Calling all kids (and parents), we are hosting a kid friendly, short (1.5 mile) nature hike at Myakka River State Park.     This hike is geared towards hikers with little legs (elementary age). We will be hiking slowly and stopping often to explore the local wildlife and plant life within the park. This is a back-country trail that has some uneven terrain and narrow paths. **Park admission is not included in the guided hike fee. The park entrance fees are…

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Myakka Park Sunset Hike

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Myakka River State Park – Conference Room, 13081 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241 United States
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$10.00

Join us on a Sunset Hike in Myakka River State Park! The weather will be perfect, the sun will be setting in the sky while we hike 5 miles through the wilderness. This 5-mile loop hike will take you through several of Florida’s diverse ecosystems such as pine flat woods, prairies and hardwood hammocks. The sun will be setting, so we will be looking and listening for the marvelous sights and sounds of dusk in the woods! Birds returning home…

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March 2019

Myakka’s Deep Hole Hike

March 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
$20.00

Take a walk to the mysterious Deep Hole at Lower Myakka Lake in the park’s wilderness preserve. The area is usually one of the best places in the park to view eagles, wading birds like roseate spoonbills and sandhill cranes, ducks, shorebirds, and alligators. This is a 5-mile hike through moderately rough terrain, on sandy soils with limited shade along the lakeshore. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding. Dogs are NOT…

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Children’s Nature Hike

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Robinson Preserve SR 64 Parking Lot, 10746 Manatee Ave West
Bradenton, FL 34209 United States
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$10.00

Calling all kids (and parents), we are hosting a kid friendly, short (2 mile) nature hike at Robinson Preserve.     This hike is geared towards hikers with little legs (elementary age). We will be hiking slowly and stopping often to explore the local wildlife and plant life within the park. This is a back-country trail that has some uneven terrain and narrow paths. You must sign up for this event in advance and bring the ticket that is emailed upon…

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Children’s Day Camp

March 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Myakka River State Park – Conference Room, 13081 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241 United States
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$50.00

Who's ready for an exciting, fun-filled day? The children are out of school on Friday, but we have a place for them to go and stay active! This day will be a fun-filled day spent at Myakka River State Park! The campers will spend the day exploring all corners or the park while learning about the plants and animals that make Florida unique. We will be hiking, animal watching, and enjoying nature all while learning and practicing Leave No Trace. This…

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Myakka State Park Night Hike

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Myakka River State Park – Conference Room, 13081 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241 United States
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$10.00

Join us on a Night Hike in Myakka River State Park! The weather will be perfect, the moon will be high in the sky while we hike 5 miles through the wilderness. This 5-mile loop hike will take you through several of Florida’s diverse ecosystems such as pine flat woods, prairies and hardwood hammocks. The sun will be setting, so we will be looking and listening for the marvelous sights and sounds of dusk in the woods! Birds returning home…

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Backpacking 101 Course

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Myakka River State Park – Conference Room, 13081 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241 United States
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$50.00

Are you interested in backpacking but don’t know where to start? This is the course for you. This course is designed for adventurers like you that enjoy the outdoors and wish to spend more time in the wilderness but are not sure of what to do. This course will help you: Introduce people to the joys of backpacking​. Provide information on the ‘tools of the trade’ and show you the proper use of backpacking gear. Help you find the balance between comfort…

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Myakka State Park Night Hike

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Myakka River State Park – Conference Room, 13081 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241 United States
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$10.00

Join us on a Night Hike in Myakka River State Park! The weather will be perfect, the moon will be high in the sky while we hike 5 miles through the wilderness. This 5-mile loop hike will take you through several of Florida’s diverse ecosystems such as pine flat woods, prairies and hardwood hammocks. The sun will be setting, so we will be looking and listening for the marvelous sights and sounds of dusk in the woods! Birds returning home…

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Full Moon Night Hike

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Myakka River State Park – Conference Room, 13081 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241 United States
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$10.00

Join us on a Full Moon Hike in Myakka River State Park! The weather will be perfect, the moon will be high in the sky while we hike 5 miles through the wilderness. This 5-mile loop hike will take you through several of Florida’s diverse ecosystems such as pine flat woods, prairies and hardwood hammocks. The sun will be setting, so we will be looking and listening for the marvelous sights and sounds of dusk in the woods! Birds returning…

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