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Field trips are on a first come first serve basis. Interested parties can sign up for tours at festival grounds on the day of the festival. No reservations accepted.


Bear Country

9:30 - 1:30 pm

Bear Country Field Trips
9:30 A.M., 10:30 A.M., 11:30 A.M., 12:30 P.M., 1:30 P.M.

Join us for a two-hour field trip conducted by the U. S. Forest Service to the Ocala National Forest to learn about bear habitat. Field trips are by bus and include a moderate hike to a site where Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists will provide participants with interactive lessons about bear biology, behavior, and management. Biologists will also talk about other Florida native wildlife species.

NOTE: Persons must be able to travel on natural terrain for ½ mile hike.


Black Bear Scenic BywayFlorida Black Bear Scenic Byway tour

1:30 P.M.

Take an exciting tour along the Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway and experience "Springs and Recreation on the Byway" with stops at Silver Glen and Alexander Springs. Take a leisurely ¼ mile hike to visit a “micro spring”  and visit locations that offer  special ecological occurrences in Florida’s aquatic ecosystem. The tour will also visit a Byway kiosk as well as a visit to see scrub jays and their habitat.

Make reservations for the Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway tour ONLY here.
Groups welcome.

NOTE: Persons must be able to travel on natural terrain for ½ mile hike.


Friends of Carr CabinFriends of the Carr Cabin Heritage Tour to Carr Cabin

10:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M.

Join the Friends of the Carr Cabin on a tour to the Archie Carr Cabin in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service to experience the forest of long ago.

The structure, built in 1938 on 46 acres of scrub and forest on Lake Nicotoon, was donated to the Ocala National Forest in 2007 along with the land by Archie’s brother, Dr. Tom Carr, a noted radio-astronomer and physicist. We hope by sharing the specifics of the cabin, it’s restoration, and the surrounding landscape, we will help enlarge the natural and cultural richness of Florida.

Carr Cabin tour does not have access to restroom facilities.

NOTE: Persons must be able to travel on natural terrain for ½ mile hike.


 

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