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Caloosahatchee Regional Park releases activities, programs list

November 14, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Caloosahatchee Regional Park, at 18500 N. River Road, Alva, presents the following:

- Archery Home School Programs

Thursday, Nov. 15 from 24 p.m.

Homeschool students will learn about the history of archery, about archery equipment and have a chance to practice shooting on the range with a bow and arrow. The class is taught by a National Archery in the Schools trained instructor. All equipment will be provided. Parents are asked to stay for the class. Meet at the campground entrance at 19130 N. River Road. Ages 8 to 18. Cost is $5 per student. Age requirements and price varies for each home school program. A parking fee is required. Call Kelly for more information at 822-5212. Register online at: www.leeparks.org or call 533-7440.

- Guided Nature Walk

Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 11 a.m.

Join park staff on a stroll through natural plant communities. See firsthand the plants and animals that make southwest Florida so unique. Participants should be able to walk approximately one and a half miles. Dress appropriately and bring a water bottle. The program is free with paid parking. Limit is 25 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 694-0398

- Cypress Creek Kayak Tour

Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 9-11 a.m.

This slow-paced paddle is great for all experience levels. All kayak equipment is provided but bring water, binoculars, appropriate clothing and shoes you don't mind getting wet. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the campground entrance at 19130 N. River Road. For more information, call Kelly at 8225212. Cost is $25 per person. Registration is required. To register call 5337440 or visit: www.leeparks.org.

- Caloosahatchee to Hickey's Creek Kayak Trip

Thursday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m.3 p.m.

This six-hour kayak trip begins and ends at Caloosahatchee Regional Park campground. Paddlers should be experienced or be in good physical condition for a five-mile roundtrip paddle on the Great Calusa Blueway, which includes Hickey's Creek, one of the area's most scenic waterways. Eat lunch and hike at Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park before paddling back. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All kayaking equipment is provided. Bring your own drink, lunch, sunscreen, binoculars and clothing/shoes that can get wet. Meet at the campground entrance at 19130 N. River Road. Cost is $40 per person. Registration is required. For more information, call Kelly at 822-5212. Register online at: www.leeparks.org or call 533-7440.

The Caloosahatchee Regional Park features 768 acres of pine flatwoods, scrub oak, cypress swamps and oak hammocks. Crossing through them, you'll find more than 18 miles of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails.

Primitive camp sites for families and groups are available, along with equestrian sites for people with horses. Kayaking and fishing are available along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River.

For additional information about the Caloosahatchee Regional Park, visit the Web site online at: www.leeparks.org.

 
 

 

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