[section_title title=Full Moon Events in Florida State Parks]
For those of you who will be in Florida for the next few full moons, happening June 12, July 12 & August 10; here are some fun ways to explore Florida in that eerie glow of night. The descriptions are borrowed directly from the listings on FL State Park’s Official Website. Check them out.
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
Dates: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 7:15 p.m – 8:15 p.m.
Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Description: Moonrise is set for 8:01 p.m.
Join a Ranger for this full moon beach stroll! All ages welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. The hike will leave from the beachside day use pavilion and visitors will learn about fun and interesting moon facts and the effects of the moon on the tidal ecosystem. Join us for a different topic every month! Various programs will offer a choice to visitors to take a short stroll to learn about the coastal ecosystem, or participate in a longer hike while discussing various myths, mysteries, and mysticism of the full moon throughout the centuries. Please bring water and dress for the weather. Bring a camera for beautiful photo opportunities! Visitors will have the option to walk for exercise or focus on an educational portion with minimal walking.
Little Manatee River State Park Horseback Moonlight Trail Ride – Visit Link to Reserve Your Spot!
Date: Saturday, July 12th. 2014
Description: Experience the park’s nature trails by horseback under the glow of a full moon. This trail ride is a unique and fun way to experience the great outdoors at Little Manatee River State Park at night. If you do not have your own horse you can reserve and rent a horse from Wolfe’s Born To Ride at 941-812-1982. Food and drinks will also be available for a small donation courtesy of Friends of Little Manatee River State Park.
• Check in is from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
• Ride is from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
• Include your name, email address and number of participants.
• All riders must carry proof of negative coggins for their horse.
• Any riders under 17 years of age must wear a helmet.