Get Outdoors: Best of Florida Outdoor Events: July 20-27

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Bahia Honda (credit: Florida DEP)

Bahia Honda (credit: Florida DEP)

Florida Vacation Guide – July 20-27: What to do in Florida’s outdoors

It’s Florida Park and Recreation Month for all of July – have you been outside yet? Here are some events to get you outdoors in Florida parks for this coming week:

Sport Lobster Mini Event, Big Pine Key

Learn about everything related to lobsters, from fishing to boating, at Bahia Honda State Park. Step onto a U.S. Coast Guard vessel for a tour or stop by a Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary or Dolphin Research Center information booth to learn more about their.

  • Highlight: Tour a U.S. Coast Guard boat.
  • When: Tuesday, July 24, 2012; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Where: 36850 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key, Florida
  • Cost: Free with park admission

Kayak Trip, St. Augustine

Paddle down the Pellicer tidal creek in your kayak to explore the marshes and learn about the creatures that inhabit this estuary. All proceeds from the trip go toward Faver-Dykes State Park.
  • Highlight: Learn how to be safe on the beach
  • When: Friday, July 27, 2012; 11 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Where: 1000 Faver-Dykes Road, St. Augustine, Florida
  • Cost: $55/person *includes kayak equipment and park admission

Beach Safety Awareness Program, Destin

We know how important safety on the beach is. Visit Henderson Beach State Park to learn about dangerous marine life, rip currents, and warning systems. Bring any questions you have as a lifeguard will be at this event to answer them.

  • Highlight: Learn how to be safe on the beach
  • When: Friday, July 27, 2012; 11 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Where: 17000 Emerald Coast Parkway  Destin, Florida
  • Cost: Free with park admission

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Do you prefer outdoor activities or information sessions?