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Blue Hike Kayak Tours

We are delighted to announce the re-launch of our Blue Hike Paddle Tours for the Fall and Winter seasons. This was made possible by generous support from Duke Energy. ONP’s Blue Hikes show paddlers the natural beauty, history, plants and animals of Lake Apopka, along with an interpretative telling the restoration progress of the lake. They have since diversified to include several other locations, highlighting features and importance of many other central Florida’s waterways.

Need a kayak? Please check availability and rent through the links below before registering for the kayak hike.

All participants must register for the kayak hike.

Do you need a kayak? Make sure you rent one here if you need a kayak for your Blue Hike. Kayaks are limited so check below before your register for the hike.



Upcoming events

    • Sat, October 10, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Dora Canal
    • 14
    Register

    Dora Canal

    Paddle Dora Canal to Lake Eustis and side canal.  Meet at Summerall Park.

    Need to rent a kayak? Kayaks are limited so please visit www.oaklandnaturepreserve.org/blue-hike to rent kayak before you register for hike.

     

    • Sat, November 14, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Lake Jem park
    • 15
    Register

    Lake Jem Park

    Paddle down Apopka-Beauclair canal, through Lock and return.

    Need to rent a kayak? Kayaks are limited so please visit www.oaklandnaturepreserve.org/blue-hike to rent kayak before you register for hike.

     

    • Sat, December 12, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Hull Island
    • 12
    Register

    Hull Island

    Paddle to Gourd Neck Spring or Nature Preserve

    Need to rent a kayak? Kayaks are limited so please visit www.oaklandnaturepreserve.org/blue-hike to rent kayak before you register for hike.

     

    • Sat, January 23, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Bugg Spring and Helena Run
    • 14
    Register

    Bugg Spring and Helena Run 

    Meet at Holiday Resort. Details to follow.

    Need to rent a kayak? Kayaks are limited so please visit www.oaklandnaturepreserve.org/blue-hike to rent kayak before you register for hike.

     

    • Sat, March 20, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Montverde
    • 15
    Register

    Montverde

    Meet at Montverde boat ramp.  Paddle to Smith's Island to see buffalo and Ferndale Preserve then return.

    Need to rent a kayak? Kayaks are limited so please visit www.oaklandnaturepreserve.org/blue-hike to rent kayak before you register for hike.

     

    • Sat, April 17, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Crooked River
    • 15
    Register

    Crooked River

    Meet at Crooked River Preserve.

    Need to rent a kayak? Kayaks are limited so please visit www.oaklandnaturepreserve.org/blue-hike to rent kayak before you register for hike.

     

    • Sat, May 22, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Lake Norris
    • 15
    Register

    Lake Norris

    Need to rent a kayak? Kayaks are limited so please visit www.oaklandnaturepreserve.org/blue-hike to rent kayak before you register for hike.

     

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Funding for the acquisition of this site was provided by the Florida Communities Trust using Preservation 2000 funds.

 

  

Call:
Office: +1 407-905-0054

Address:
P O Box 841

747 Machete Trail

Oakland, FL 34760

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