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First Day Hike De Leon Springs State Park
January 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Celebrate New Year’s Day at DeLeon Springs State Park with two First Day activities!
Guided History Walk (11:00 am to 12:00 pm); this is a one-hour tour through the history of DeLeon Springs from Paleo-Indian times to the present. Learn how the spring has made its way through 6,000 years as a gathering place for human activity. This is an easy walk on mostly paved and level surfaces around the spring area.
Guided Nature Trail Walk (12:30 pm to 1:30 pm); this will be a 1.5 mile hike with a ranger on both paved and unpaved surfaces. See and hear about what activities of the past have done to alter natural communities and how the Florida Park Service goes about restoring them. Experience some of what De Leon Springs has to offer off the beaten path, and visit “Old Methuselah”, a towering bald cypress tree that is more than 500 year old!