Guided Nature Walk at Halpatiokee Regional Park on Saturday, September 22, at 9:00 a.m. In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Joyce E. Thomasson will lead hikers along a beautiful trail, sharing her knowledge of flora and fauna in the area. The nature hike is free, and the moderate hiking trail accommodates hikers of all levels.
Halpatiokee Regional Park conserves over 500 acres of natural lands, approximately four miles of frontage on the South Fork of the St. Lucie River, and provides easily-accessible recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to Martin County. The landscape varies from mesic hammock, scrubby flatwoods, scrub, and river land.
These lands provide habitat for sustainable populations of hundreds of species of native flora and fauna, including at least 13 species that are designated by the State of Florida as endangered or threatened. The park’s miles of hiking trails, off-road non-motorized biking trails, canoe and kayak paddling trails and riverside campsite provide high-quality nature-based recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
Halatiokee Regional Park is conveniently located at 8303 SW Lost River Road in Stuart, Florida. Hikers should bring water and wear closed-toe shoes.
All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Hikers should meet at the kiosk next to the pavilions at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 22. Registration is not required.