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KAYAKING & WALKING TOURS

Eco Preserve is open every day of the year. The Kayak Shack Outpost is open weekends only, from November 5, 2016 through May 28, 2017.

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BEGINNERS GUIDE TO KAYAKING

(16+ yrs)

Learn basic paddle strokes

from an experienced guide. Taught by GAEA Guides. $40 Res / $60 Non-R

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s (includes kayak, equipment) DAY TIME DATE(S) REC CODE M 10:00am-1:00pm 5/2 345511-01 M 10:00am-1:00pm 6/6 345511-02 M 10:00am-1:00pm 7/11 345511-03 M 10:00am-1:00pm 8/1 345511-04 BACK WATERS

OF MATLACHA PASS KAYAK TOUR

WITH GAEA GUIDES (16+ yrs) Wander through some fas

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nating mangrove creeks, see many birds (white pelicans, may

be here from the North), manatees

and dolphin. Learn about the

critters and the ecology of the estu- ary. Eat lunch on the wate

r in

this tranquil area. $5

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per person (includes all equipment a

nd a Florida Master Naturalist Guide)

DAY TIME DATE(S) REC CODE F 10:00am-2:00pm 5/20 345568-01 F 10:00am-2:00pm 6/17 345568-02 F 10:00am-2:00pm 7/15 345568-03 F 10:00am-2:00pm 8/19 345568-04 The preserve is open every day of the year; The Kayak Shack Outpost closes for the summe on May 23 and will reopen on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

KAYAKING & WALKING TOURS

FOUR MILE COVE ECOLOGICAL PRESERVE • 239.549.4606 • www.CapeParks.com

BAT KAYAK TOUR

(16+ yrs)

ThistourdepartsfromNorthFortMyerswithGAEAGuides-Guided Kayak Nature Tours. Meeting locations given upon registration. Visit a lovely creek in the wilderness of North Fort Myers. This is part of our estuary system, with many plants and animals. At dusk we will see the bats come out of their hiding places. Learn about these very interesting, ancient and important creatures from your Certified Florida Master Naturalist guide. $40 per person (all equipment included) DAY TIME DATE(S) REC CODE Th 6:00pm-9:00pm 5/26 345567-01 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm 6/23 345567-02 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm 7/28 345567-03 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm 8/25 345567-04 At 365 acres, Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is currently the largest preserved green space in Cape Coral. Located just north of Veteran’s Parkway, “Eco Park” features a 6600’ nature trail and boardwalk, two observation piers, a visitor center, a Veteran’s Memorial area, and a seasonal kayak rental operation. There is an 800’ portage along the kayak trail - it is not for beginners. Children under 6 are not permitted in the kayaks. Visitors of any age can walk through the preserve on the boardwalk. Possible wildlife sightings include eagles, ibis, herons, other wading and migratory birds, raccoons, snakes, etc. Be sure to stop at the visitor’s center for information on local wildlife, trail guides, and the “last chance to use the facilities.” Please no pets, skateboards, bikes, or roller blades on the boardwalk. Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve Phone: (239) 549-4606 • Weekend: (239) 574-7395 • www.CapeParks.com Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve • East End of 23rd Terrace • Cape Coral, FL 33990 KAYAK RENTAL RATES Single Kayak : * $ 30/four hours*; $ 20/two hours; $ 10/hr any additional hours Tandem Kayak : * $ 45/four hours*; $ 30/two hours; $ 15/hr any additional hours Last two-hour rental departs at 2:00pm. All boats must be back by 4:00pm. Cash/check/credit cards accepted Driver’s license required and must be 18 or older to rent. Rental prices include sales tax & equipment. * Four hours is the recommended rental choice for best park exploration * n n n Advance re

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stration is required. Register Online Today! www.CapeParks.com n n n BEGINNERS GUIDE TO KAYAKING Learn basic paddle strokes from an experienced GAEA guide. $40 per person (includes equipment) Mondays, 10:00am-1:00pm Choice of dates: 9/12, 10/3, 11/7 & 12/5 Rec Code: 145511 MOONLIGHT PADDLE (16+ yrs) Paddle around the waters of Eco Preserve by the light of the full (or nearly full) moon. Meeting location given upon reg- istration. A limited number of single and tandem kayaks are available; please specify your choice upon registration. BYOK is $10 per boat. $35 per person DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) REC CODE F 6:30-8:30pm 10/14 145514-01 F 5:00-7:00pm 11/11 145514-02 GUIDED WALK OF YELLOW FEVER CREEK PRESERVE (5+ yrs) Please wear sturdy, closed toed walking shoes or boots and dress appropriately for rugged terrain, muck, and weather. There is no public access to this area unless you go with park staff. Secret meeting location given upon registration. $5 Res / $8 Non-Res DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) REC CODE F 9:00-11:00am 10/21 145523-01 BAT KAYAK TOUR (16+ yrs) Visit a lovely creek in the wilderness of North Fort Myers and learn all about these very interesting, ancient and important creatures from a Certified Florida Master Naturalist guide. Meeting locations given upon registration. $40 per person (all equipment included) Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm – Choice of dates: 9/22, 10/27, 11/24 & 12/22 Rec Code: 145567 KAYAK RENTAL RATES Single Kayak: *$30/four hours*; $20/two hours; $10/hr any additional hours Tandem Kayak: *$45/four hours*; $30/two hours; $15/hr any additional hours Last two-hour rental departs at 2:00pm. All boats must be back by 4:00pm. Cash/check/credit cards accepted Driver’s license required and must be 18 or older to rent. Rental prices include sales tax & equipment. * Four hours is the recommended rental choice for best park explorati n * NIGHT HIKE AT ECO PRESERVE (All Ages) Join Botany Bob on an evening stroll along the boardwalk just after dark to learn all about the secret nocturnal life f Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve. Bring a small flashlight or wear a headlamp with a red light for night vision. Dress ap- propriately for the weat er. Advance registration is required. $5 per person; children 10 and under free. DAY(S) TIME DATE(S) REC CODE F 6:30-8:30pm 10/14 145515-01 F 5:00-7:00pm 11/11 145515-02 GUIDED PRESERVE HIKES (All Ages) Join us for a guided hike of one of our unique preserves with an expert in Florida environments. Advance registration is required. $5 per person DAY(S) TIME LOCATION DATE(S) RECCODE W 9:00-10:30am Rotary Park 10/12 145513-01 W 9:00-11:00am Eco Preserve 10/26 145513-02 W 9:00-10:30am Rotary Park 11/2 145513-03 W 9:00-11:00am Eco Preserve 11/16 145513-04 W 9:00-10:30am Rotary Park 12/7 145513-05 W 9:00-11:00am Eco Preserve 12/21 145513-06 BACK WATERS OF MATLACHA PASS KAYAK TOUR WITH GAEA GUIDES (16+ yrs) Paddle through wild and fascinating mangrove creeks. Learn about the critters and ecology of the estuary. Possible sight- ings include birds, fish, dolphin and manatees. Eat your own lunch on the water in this tranquil area. $50 per person (includes all equipment and a Florida Master Naturalist Guide) Fridays, 10:00am-2:00pm – Choice of dates: 9/16, 10/21, 11/18 & 12/16 Rec Code: 145568

Advance registration is required.

Register Online Today!

www.CapeParks.com

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FOUR MILE COVE ECOLOGICAL PRESERVE

239.549.4606

www.CapeParks.com

Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve Phone: (239) 549-4606 • Weekend: (239) 574-7395 • www.CapeParks.com Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve • East End of 23rd Terrace • Cape Coral, FL 33990 At 365 acres, Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is currently the largest preserved green space in Cape Coral. Located just north of Veteran’s Parkway, “Eco Park” features a 6600’ nature trail and boardwalk, two observation piers, a visitor center, a Veteran’s Memorial area, and a seasonal kayak rental operation. There is an 800’ portage along the kayak trail - it is not for beginners. Children under 6 are not permitted in the kayaks. Visitors of any age can walk through the pres rve on the bo rdwalk. Possible wildlife sightings include eagles, ibis, herons, other wading and migratory birds, r ccoons, snakes, etc. B sure to stop at th visitor’s center for information on local wildlife, trail guides, and the “last chance to use the facilities.” Please no pets, skateboards, bikes, or roller blades on the boardwalk.