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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

Boyd Hill Burn
Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:00pm
Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:00pm

Canoe Clam Bayou
Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00am
Family Night Hike
Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:00pm
Hatha Yoga
Sunday, October 22, 2017 1:00pm
Puddle Jumpers
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:30am
Sing and Stroll
Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:30am
Spooky Night Hike
Friday, October 27, 2017 7:00pm
Wildflower Walk
Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:00am

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