Ever wonder what it’s like to hike, bike or kayak the natural areas in Palm Beach County, but you don’t feel confident about the adventure without a guide? Well, Palm Beach County has announced its fall 2016 “Adventure Awaits” event series, and it’s full of free opportunities to explore largely unexplored areas of Palm Beach County with experienced naturalists.
The next event on tap: September 17, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., there’s a 1.5 mile hike through the Cypress Creek Natural Area, at 10035 West Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Here’s your invitation to slog through the South Florida wetlands, with a group of like-minded adventurers. All you have to do is be prepared for some knee-deep water and bring a towel and some dry clothes and shoes for after the hike. The County’s Department of Environmental Resources Management provides the expertise, water, cups, hiking sticks and a fruit snack for hikers.
That’s one example. There’s are many more chances to experience our natural areas’ wild beauty.
The Adventure Awaits series is in its third season, featuring 15 events (some have already happened) from September through November. Other events include naturalist-led cycling and paddling tours, an opportunity to learn nature photography skills and a butterfly adventure. Returning this season is the popular stargazing event and Growing Up Wild events, which inspire children and their parents to connect with nature.
Another great thing about this series is anyone—from beginner outdoors’ person to advanced adventurer—can attend.
Space is limited and registration is required for all of these free events. For more information on Palm Beach County’s natural areas, call (561) 233-2400, visit www.pbcgov.com/erm/, or follow the Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management on Facebook and Instagram @PBCERM.