First Day Hikes, January 1, 2021:
Self-Guided at Hawk’s Bluff Trail, 8:30-11 a.m.
Self-Guided along Main Entrance Trail, 12:30-3 p.m.
On New Year’s Day, America’s State Parks will once again be celebrating with First Day Hikes. These hikes provide a means for individuals and families to welcome the coming year in the outdoors, exercising, and connecting with nature. For many, it has become a tradition. Last year nearly 85,000 people rang in the New Year, collectively hiking over 176,366 miles throughout the country.
This year we will be hosting self-guided hikes on two of our trails. Bring the whole household and enjoy a day in the fresh air. You can walk for as long or as short as you like. Ranger Paul will be walking the trails and will be ready to wish you a Happy New Year and answer any questions you may have. From 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., you can find Ranger Paul along the Hawk’s Bluff Trail. From 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., he will be wandering the trails near the Education Center and Canoe Launch at the Park’s Main Entrance.
**Hawk’s Bluff Trail is located at approximately 4680 NE Savannah Road, Jensen Beach – Parking is available on the side of the road; please do not block the park gate. Note: This location is not equipped with restrooms or a water source.
**The Main Entrance is located at 2541 SE Walton Road, Port St Lucie. You can park in the main parking lot and walk the trails or drive to the end of Canoe Launch Road (take the dirt road on the left at the entrance) and start your hike from there. Note: Porta-potties and/or Clivus units are available for use.
**Park Admission of $3 per vehicle is required.
**Please follow all local safety guidelines while in the park. Due to local orders, facial coverings or masks are required when in public for staff and visitor safety. Visitors are expected to maintain distances of at least six feet apart.