Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Experience the Fakahatchee

Submitted Photo: Swamp walkers photograph bromeliads in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park.

Submitted Photo: Swamp walkers photograph bromeliads in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park.

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The Friends of Fakahatchee have announced their 2017 schedule of four adventures to introduce visitors to Florida’s largest state park, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve. For the second consecutive year, TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, has named Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park and its boardwalk a Certificate of Excellence winner. The award recognizes attractions that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews.

A two-hour Moonlit Tram Tour of the Fakahatchee on January 12 is one of the most popular offerings. The $40 moonlit tours will also be offered February 10 and March 12. These tours sell out rapidly.

Daytime naturalist-led Ghostrider Tram Tours from 10 AM to 12:30 PM are offered for $25 per person each Tuesday through March 28. The tours are named for the famous ghost orchid found in
the park.

Original Fakahatchee Swamp Walks are scheduled on nine Saturdays from January through April when water levels in the strand are low. On these five-hour adventures, naturalists lead participants deep into the swamp in knee high water. Swamp walks begin at 9:30 AM and are $80 for adults and $60 for teens. For specific dates and reservations, check www.orchidswamp.org

The Combination Tram Tour and Swamp Walk is offered most Thursdays in January, February and March. This popular four-hour tour pairs a one-hour swamp walk with a guided tram tour for $60 per person.

For directions, complete details and required reservations for all Fakahatchee adventures, visit www.orchidswamp.org and click on Tours and Events.

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