WHEN YOU RSVP PLEASE NOTE WHETHER YOU WILL MEET ME AT THE MALL OR PARK
We will meet in front of Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot at Orange Park Mall for those who want to carpool @ 7:30am. I will be holding meetup sign and driving a red Nissan Sentra. We will leave promptly at 7:45am. The address is:1940 Wells Road, Orange Park, FL, 32073. The drive will take 1 1/2 hours. My cell number is[masked] in case you need to call or text me.
We will then drive to Micanopy FL to the preserve: We should arrive @9-9:15am . I will also hold up the sign when we arrive there in the parking lot for those meeting us there.
100 Savannah Boulevard
Micanopy, Florida 32667
Main Entrance Admission
$6.00 per vehicle, limit 2-8 people per vehicle
$4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle
Paynes Prairie is biologically, geologically and historically unique. This park became Florida´s first state preserve in 1971 and is now designated as a National Natural Landmark. Noted artist and naturalist William Bartram called it the great Alachua Savannah when he wrote about his visit to the prairie in 1774.More than 20 distinct biological communities provide a rich array of habitats for wildlife and livestock, including alligators, bison, horses and more than 270 species of birds. Exhibits and an audio-visual program at the visitor center explain the area´s natural and cultural history. A 50-foot-high observation tower near the visitor center provides a panoramic view of the preserve.
We will be seeing these trails (flat land)
Lake Trail-less than 1 mile
Jackson's Gap Trail 1.3 miles
Cones Dike Trail- 8.25 miles- WE WILL ONLY DO A PORTION OF THIS ONE
Things to bring:
Comfortable walking shoes
Bug spray SunscreenHats
Snacks and water -I will bring a few extras just in case!
Entrance fees -they take cards and cash