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January 2018

Backpacking 101 *****SOLD OUT*****

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Myakka River State Park, 13208 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241 United States
$50.00

This event is full, check out our other events on our calendar 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…

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Hillsborough River State Park Day Hike

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hillsborough River State Park, 15402 US 301 N.
THONOTOSASSA, FL 33592 United States
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$10.00

Come out and enjoy the day as we hike along the woods and rapids of Hillsborough River State Park. We will be hiking approx. 5.5 miles along the Hillsborough River and thru the woods while looking and listening to the wildlife. Bring a lunch and we will enjoy a break along the trail. This is a back-country trail that has some uneven terrain and narrow paths. Let the ranger know you are with Hike It Florida and your admission fee…

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February 2018

Hillsborough River Backpacking Trip

February 17 @ 10:00 am - February 18 @ 12:00 pm

We will be hosting a 2-day, 1-night backpacking trip in one of Florida’s oldest state parks, Hillsborough River State Park. For this trip, we will meet 10:00 am on Saturday just past the Ranger Station to get checked in then drive and park in Parking Lot #2. We will then begin our hike. This will be a very easy-going, leisure backpacking trip. The total distance of hiking is approx. 3 miles (with the option of additional afternoon hikes). Once we arrive…

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March 2018

Night Hike at Myakka River State Park

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Myakka River State Park, 13208 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241 United States
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$8.00

Join us on a Night Hike in Myakka River State Park! The weather will be perfect, the moon rising, and peace and quiet 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…

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Hillsborough River 2 Day Backpacking Trip

March 17 @ 10:00 am - March 18 @ 12:00 pm

We will be hosting a 2-day, 1-night backpacking trip in one of Florida’s oldest state parks, Hillsborough River State Park. For this trip, we will meet 10:00 am on Saturday just past the Ranger Station to get checked in then drive and park in Parking Lot #2. We will then begin our hike. This will be a very easy-going, leisure backpacking trip. The total distance of hiking is approx. 3 miles (with the option of additional afternoon hikes). Once we arrive at…

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Night Hike at Myakka River State Park

March 23 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Myakka River State Park, 13208 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241 United States
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$8.00

Join us on a Night Hike in Myakka River State Park! The weather will be perfect, the moon rising, and peace and quiet 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…

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Night Hike at Myakka River State Park

March 24 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Myakka River State Park, 13208 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241 United States
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Join us on a Night Hike in Myakka River State Park! The weather will be perfect, the moon rising, and peace and quiet 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…

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**SOLD OUT** Full Moon Night Hike – Myakka River State Park

March 30 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
$8

Join us on a Full Moon Night Hike in Myakka River State Park! The weather will be perfect, the full ‘Pink’ moon rising, and peace and quiet 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!…

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*Sold Out* Full Moon Night Hike – Myakka River State Park

March 31 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
$8

***** This Hike is now sold out ***** Join us on a Full Moon Night Hike in Myakka River State Park! The weather will be perfect, the full ‘Pink’ moon rising, and peace and quiet 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…

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April 2018

Lifeguard Instructor Update Course

April 2 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Gandy Pool, 404 Imperial Blvd
Lakeland, Florida
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$188.00

Lifeguarding review classes are designed to help you update your skills while also extending your certification for another two years. The Red Cross also offers review courses, for those whose certification is still valid (or within 30 days of expiring) while allowing you to continue to work without a lapse in verification.   Refreshers: - Did you know that according to a review conducted by the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council that Skill retention begins to decline only after…

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