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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, May 13, 2017 8:00pm

Alligator Walk
Sunday, May 14, 2017 11:30am

Bird Walk
Saturday, May 6, 2017 8:00am

Canoe Clam Bayou
Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:00am

DIY Natural Paints
Saturday, May 20, 2017 2:00pm

Disappearing Wildlife of Borneo
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 7:00pm

Early Bird Trail Run
Saturday, May 13, 2017 8:00am

Family Night Hike
Saturday, May 6, 2017 8:00pm

Florida Native Plant Society
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 7:00pm
Prescribed Burn Benefits

International Migratory Birds
Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:30am

Junior Garden Club
Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:30am

Nature Craft with Children
Thursday, May 4, 2017 9:30am

Paddle at Twilight
Saturday, May 27, 2017 5:45pm
Thursday, May 4, 2017 4:00pm

Puddle Jumpers
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 9:30am
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 9:30am
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:30am
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:30am

Unloved Animals Series
Saturday, May 27, 2017 10:00am
Wildflower Walk
Saturday, May 27, 2017 9:00am
Yoga and Pickling
Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:00am

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