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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

Astronomy Night
Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:00pm
Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:00pm

Attracting Wildlife
Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:00am
Canoe the Lake
Saturday, January 28, 2017 9:00am

Colors of the Season: Making Paint from Nature
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:00pm

Family Nature Club
Saturday, January 28, 2017 2:00pm
Dip Netting the Lake

Kids' Bug Club
Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:00am
National Seed Swap Day
Saturday, January 28, 2017 9:00am

Paddle at Twilight
Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:30pm

Raptor Fest
Saturday, February 4, 2017 10:00am

Restore Series
Saturday, January 21, 2017 10:00am

Sounds of Nature
Saturday, January 28, 2017 10:00am

Wildflower Walk
Saturday, January 28, 2017 9:00am

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