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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

Alligator Walk
Sunday, September 10, 2017 11:30am

Bird Walk
Saturday, September 2, 2017 8:00am

Boyd Hill Burn
Thursday, August 17, 2017 5:00pm
Thursday, August 24, 2017 5:00pm
Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:00pm
Thursday, September 7, 2017 5:00pm
Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:00pm

Hatha Yoga
Sunday, September 10, 2017 1:00pm

Insect Trek
Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:00am
Natural History Speaker Series
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:30pm
The Buzz on Florida Pollinators

Nature Walk: Grasses
Saturday, August 19, 2017 8:00am

Puddle Jumpers
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 9:30am
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:30am

Unloved Animals Series
Saturday, September 2, 2017 10:00am

Wildflower Walk
Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:00am

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