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Free adventures in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County’s Department of Environmental Resources Management has announced 10 new adventures in its Spring 2016 Adventure Awaits series of events. These are opportunities for naturalist-guided tours and more through the county’s most beautiful natural habitats.

And it’s free! All you have to do is show up and be ready to have fun.

The 10 events in this newly announced series go through May 2016 and include sunset hikes, cycling and paddling tours, an onsite nature photography skills class and one where participants explore and admire the night sky.

“This series offers guided adventures through our natural areas, so that participants can feel comfortable returning to experience more of these places that make Palm Beach County so special,” PBC Environmental Resources Management director Rob Robbins said in a press release.

Most of these events require registration, because space is limited. Each adventure offers a different experience—some are more geared to beginner level participants, while others are for experienced nature lovers.

Look up all the upcoming adventures here. For specific events or to make a reservation, call 561/233-2400 or click here.

Here’s the schedule of events:


Feb. 27 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Dark Sky Festival – No RSVP required

Okeeheelee Nature Center


March 11 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Photography Workshop

Pine Glades Natural Area


March 12 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Sunrise Paddle – Kayaks provided

Winding Waters Natural Area


March 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bike and Hike

Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area


March 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

An Evening Under the Stars

Pine Glades Natural Area


March 31 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sunset Hike

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area


April 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunset Paddle – Kayaks provided

Snook Islands Natural Area


April 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Full Moon Night Hike

Pondhawk Natural Area


May 7 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Sunrise Hike

Cypress Creek Natural Area


May 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Photography Workshop

Cypress Creek Natural Area

Lisette Hilton
Lisette Hilton
Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has had the luxury of reporting on health, fitness and other hot topics for more than 23 years. The longtime Boca Raton resident, University of Florida graduate and fitness buff writes for local, regional and national publications and websites. Find out more on

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