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Activities, programs at parks

February 19, 2014
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park

- Feb. 27: Caloosahatchee to Hickey's Creek kayak trip from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The six-hour kayak trip begins and ends at the Caloosahatchee Regional Park campground. Paddlers should be experienced and/or be in good physical condition for a five-mile roundtrip paddle on the Great Calusa Blueway. 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, clothing and shoes that can get wet. Meet at the campground entrance, at 19130 N. River Road. Cost is $40 per person. Registration is required. Register at: www.leeparks.org or by calling (239) 533-7440. For information, call Kelly at (239) 822-5212.

- Feb. 28: Astronomy for Amateurs at 7:15 p.m.

A program designed to show beginning astronomers how to easily find stars, constellations and planets. Bring binoculars, water, bug spray, a flashlight and a lawn chair or something to sit on. Meet in the parking lot. The program is free with paid parking, but may be canceled due to inclement weather or if the minimum participation is not met. Registration is required. For information or to register, call Kelly at (239) 822-5212 or visit online: www.leeparks.org.

Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park at 17980 Palm Beach Blvd.

Park amenities include parking, restrooms, canoe/kayak landing, fishing pier, picnic areas with picnic tables, bridges across Hickey's Creek, trail shelters and five miles of hiking trails.

The park is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Parking is free with a valid Lee County parking pass. Those who do not have a pass are required to pay $1 per hour or $5 per day; bring exact change.

Caloosahatchee Regional Park

- Feb. 20: Archery Home School Program from 2-4 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. For ages 8-18. Cost is $5 per student. A parking fee is required. For information or to register, call Kelly at (239) 822-5212 or visit online: www.leeparks.org.

Caloosahatchee Regional Park is at 18500 N. River Road in Alva.

There are 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 more information, visit online at: www.leeparks.org.

 
 

 

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