Get Outdoors: Best of Earth Day Celebrations at Florida State Parks
Florida Travel Guide – April 20-27: Best of Florida Earth Day Events
If you’re looking for a great, meaningful way to spend Earth Day in Florida this weekend, check out these Florida State Park events.
1. Earth Day Celebration in Lake Kissimmee State Park
Enjoy a guided hike and recycle relay race at the first ever Earth Day celebration at Lake Kissimmee State Park. Explore the 2.5-mile Gobbler Ridge Trail that leads to Lake Kissimmee. Afterwards, in an Earth-friendly relay race, learn about what is and what is not recyclable as you and your team compete for the best time! Bring shoes and clothes suitable for hiking, along with a refillable water bottle.
- Highlight: Fun relay race!
- When: April 21, 9am-12pm
- Where: Lake Kissimmee State Park, 14248 Camp Mack Road, Lake Wales, FL 33853
- Cost: $5 per vehicle (up to 8 people)
2. Earth Day Celebration & Scavenger Hunt
Nature Coast State Trail, Fanning and Manatee Springs state parks are hosting a special scavenger hunt at Fanning Springs in honor of Earth Day this Sunday. A park ranger will perform a reading of “The Secret River” before the scavenger hunt begins – from 1 until 1:30.
- Highlight: Reading of “The Secret River”
- When: April 22, 1pm-4pm
- Where: 18020 N.W. Highway 19, Fanning Springs, FL 32693
- Cost: $6/vehicle (up to 8 people)
3. Earth Day Celebration at The Barnacle Historic State Park
Celebrate all things green with your family at Barnacle Historic State Park in Coconut Grove on Sunday. Kids will enjoy environmental activities while you explore the green businesses and local environmental groups exhibiting throughout the day. Pack a picnic or purchase a hot dog, burger or veggie dog on site! Starting at 3pm, enjoy the music being provided by Florida Historian-in-Song, Grant Livingston.
- Highlight: Celebrating the planet
- When: April 22, 11am-4pm
- Where: The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Miami, FL
- Cost: $2/person (under 5 free)
How do you plan on celebrating Earth Day on your Florida travels?