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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

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Categories: Attraction, Education center, Park, Nature preserve

Features: Camp sites, Hiking trails, Kid-friendly, Play area, Playground

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Parking: Lot

Admission: Adults: $3; Children 3 - 16: $1.50; Children under 3: free.

This unspoiled nature park features 3 miles of trails and boardwalks on 245 acres along the shores of Lake Maggiore. Visitors can experience five Florida ecosystems: hardwood hammocks, sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, willow marsh and lake shore. The park is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail and participates in the annual butterfly count with the North American Butterfly Association. There are picnic areas, a playground for tots and gift shop. Ecosystem Tram Tours, 1 p.m. Tue.-Sun., are $2. Overnight camp sites and cabins are available for rental. Take sun screen, a hat to shield you from the sun and water to hydrate especially if you visit during the spring and summer months. Trails close one-half hour before sundown. Also, during summer break, day camps are available for students starting in kindergarten.

Events at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Adult Night Hike
Saturday, October 8, 2016 7:00pm

Alligator Walk
Sunday, October 9, 2016 11:30am

Bird Walk
Saturday, October 1, 2016 8:00am

Canoe the Lake
Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:00am

Cloud Watching
Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:00pm

Gopher Tortoise Hike
Sunday, October 2, 2016 10:00am

Friday, October 21, 2016 6:00pm

Natural History Speaker Series
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:30pm
A Year's Worth of Florida Butterflies

Poetry Night Hike
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6:00pm

Puddle Jumpers
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 9:30am
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 9:30am
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:30am

Sensory Walk
Saturday, October 29, 2016 2:00pm

Spas Navigating Nature: Bird Migration
Saturday, October 1, 2016 8:30am

Unloved Animals Series
Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:00am

Wildflower Walk
Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:00am

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