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Wakulla 4-H Healthy Living Walking Club Schedule for March to May 2021

To participate in 4-H walks, youth must be registered as Wakulla 4-H members https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/wakulla/4-h/ and all participants, youth and adults, must RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wakulla-4-h-healthy-living-walking-club-tickets-126426480005.

March 03, 2021    5:30 pm    Azalea Park (Crawfordville)

March 17, 2021    3:30 pm     Wooley Park (Panacea) It’s St. Patty’s Day!

March 31, 2021    5:30 pm     Sopchoppy Depot (Sopchoppy). This will be an Adventure Walk

April 14, 2021    5:30 pm   Azalea Park (Crawfordville)

April 28, 2021    5:30 pm    Bike Trail Hwy 98/Spring Creek Highway

May 12, 2021    5:30 pm    Wakulla Springs

May 26, 2021    5:30 pm    Cathedral of Palms

Location and information about Cathedral of Palms Trail:

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/florida/the-cathedral-of-palms-via-florida-trail

How to get there: This area is located in the Wakulla Unit of St. Marks NWR. Before you go, check the refuge website or call the refuge for hunt dates in the fall and winter. It’s a safe idea to plan your hike outside of those dates. From U.S. 98 (Coastal Highway) turn south on Wakulla Beach Road, a graded unpaved road that can be seasonally wet. When you see the sign that marks the refuge boundary, look for the trailhead on the right. The parking area is small. Please do not block the gate. Follow the ORANGE Florida Trail blazes along refuge road 200 for 1.7 miles. The Florida Trail leaves the main road so keep following the ORANGE blazes. Within a short distance, the palms become more dense interspersed with large slash pines. You have entered the Cathedral. After one mile, the trail crosses another road with BLUE blazes. This is the short trail to Shepherd Spring. This small, but beautiful spring, feeds a run that empties into Goose Creek Bay. At least one alligator is usually present in the spring. The hike from the trailhead through the Cathedral to Shepherd Spring and back is about 5.4 miles. There are no facilities. You must carry water, a snack, possibly insect repellent, and wear close-toed shoes.

Directions cited from: https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Region_4/NWRS/Zone_2/North_Florida_Refuge_Complex/St_Marks/PDFs/Cathedral-Palms.pdf

Link to a Cathedral of Palms walk video: https://fb.watch/3_k0rIlP72/

Note: Masks are required for all Wakulla Extension group activities until further notice.

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