What we're about

We are a bunch of folks who want to SPEND THEIR TIME LIVING LIFE.

1200 events in 9 years and averaging 3 events per week, we kayak, bicycle, hike, camp, travel, climb, and even a little backpacking. Some events are for beginners, some events are for only the most experienced. Some are only a few hours, some are multi day. We are an all volunteer group and are known for being friendly, welcoming, and, of course, active. The group is made up of people from all walks of life with a common interest. While we are enjoying the fresh air and making friends we are also taking into consideration the foot print we leave on our planet, and want people to be more aware, take an interest, and perhaps challenge themselves in preserving our environment.

One of our favorite sayings is " WE NEVER EXPERIENCE A HEADWIND ONLY A PLEASANT BREEZE NO MATTER THE DIRECTION IT BLOWS".

So stop walking the same old path, and venture through the woods, you will get a little dirty, but YOU MAY JUST FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. LIFE.

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Refunds are available upon request.

Upcoming events (4)

Birding at Leffis Key, Coquina Beach Walk and Beach Market

Coquina Beach South Entrance Parking

We'll walk over to Leffis Key to check out birds during the low tide, then return to the beach side to walk Coquina Beach, then check out the beach market. Optional lunch after at the beach cafe!

Paddle Upper Gamble Creek- rentals available

Mulholland Rd launch

Add another section of Manatee's Blueway Trails to your bucket list. Wayne is leading a paddle for Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department and has 5 spaces reserved for SAG members. As with all SAG paddles, all participants must wear their life jacket. A 1 way paddle down this meandering river winds for several miles through oak hammocks and through salt marshes before joining with the Upper Manatee river to form the Manatee River. We will launch from the Mulholland Rd bridge where it crosses Gamble Creek and take out at the Ft Hamer boat launch. While not for first time paddlers, Beginners who can paddle 6 miles and 3-4 hours are welcome to attend. What to bring: life vest, PFD, whistle, etc. Water, hat and bug spray · Snack · Waterproof camera (spare batteries) Directions: I 75, exit 224 (Ellenton Outlet exit) Turn left onto US 301 Go 2 miles, turn right onto Old Tampa Rd Go 3.4 miles, turn right onto Ft. Hamer Rd Go .9 miles, turn left onto Mulholland Dr. Launch is 1.6 miles For a Google Map of the Gamble Creek/Upper Manatee River trail, click here https://maps.google.c... (https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=217090466487890907233.00048fcb95a240af7a5b8&msa=0) Rentals are available contact Wayne

Kayak Palma Sola Bay

Palma Sola Causeway Park

Wind and weather will determine if, where and how far we go on this outing, which may take us into the Palma Sola Bayou to look for manatees or into the back door of Robinson Preserve While this is an easy paddle, it requires some endurance. Wind can make the paddling harder. Bring PFD, whistle, water, sunhat and closed toe shoes. Must reserve by texting Marsha at[masked]. Bring your own kayak or reserve a kayak in advance by calling Wayne at[masked] or email [masked]. This is also a Sierra Club outing, so an OPTIONAL donation of $5 to the Sierra Club is welcomed.

Riverview Pointe Preserve and DeSoto Memorial History Walk and Talk

We will enter at Riverview Point on 75th St, walking about 2 miles on the trails and learning ancient and more recent history and stories of early settlers in Old Palma Sola. We may wade in the water, so wear appropriate footwear and bring a small towel.

Past events (1,279)

Robinson Fitness and Discovery

Robinson Preserve - Main Entrance

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