Florida Wildlife Festival
Florida Wildlife Festival Paddle, Ride and Hike Guided Tours

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Guided Interpretive Hike
Hosted by Lake County Parks and Trails and Spring Creek Charter School

10:00 am at Ellis Acres Reserve, 25302 County Road 42, Paisley
Spring Creek Middle School students will lead tours this Saturday in conjunction with the Florida Wildlife Festival. The Spring Creek Charter School 7th and 8th graders have been working on a learning trail at the Ellis Acres preserve and will be guiding guests on an exciting learning experience.

Persons must be able to hike on natural terrain for 1 ˝ miles.


Lake County
Spring Creek Charter

Alexander Spring Run Paddle Trip
9:00 A.M. & 12:00 P.M.

Join the Lake County Water Authority on a two-hour paddle trip excursion down and back on the Alexander Spring Run. Biologists will not only talk about this area’s unique water resources, but the wildlife and plants that live above and below the spring run. Registered participants will begin their trip at Alexander Springs Recreation area canoe outpost near the parking area.

Space is limited to 17 vessels (canoe or kayak). Vessel, paddles and vest will be provided free of charge. Please call the Water Authority at 352-324-6141, ext. 0.

Persons must be able to paddle against current and through vegetation unaided on the 1.3 mile run.


Lake County Water Authority

Alexander Springs Recreation Area

Guided Horseback ride on designated Equestrian Trails  

hosted by Altoona Trail Riders
10:00 AM

The Altoona Trail Riders will host a trail ride into the forest. We will meet at Trailhead Ranch, 27435 SE Highway 42 West, Umatilla. Meet at 9:30 AM and prepare to ride out at 10:00 AM. We will take a ride out to the Carr Cabin. Bring bottled water, there is water for horses at the trailhead. Riders 16 and under must wear an approved safety riding helmet. Negative Coggins papers required for all horses. RSVP required - kapando11@gmail.com. Bring a lunch to eat at the trailhead after the ride and socialize with ATR members. Please visit the Altoona Trail Riders website.


Florida Wildlife Festival
23 South Central Ave
P.O. Box 300
Umatilla, Florida USA 32784
Phone: (352) 669-3511 Fax: (352) 669-8900 ~ Email


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