Upcoming Hiking and Paddling Events

Upcoming Hikes and Preserve Tours

Please call the Lake County Water Authority at 352-324-6141 ext. 0 to register.

(Notice:  No reservations will be taken more than 30 days in advance of event.)

Bourlay Historic Nature Park Fall Hike

Join us September 15th at 9 am and take a free Ranger led hike at Bourlay Historic Nature Park along the trails and the waterfront of this outstanding hidden gem in Leesburg.   We will enjoy a leisurely hike along the Woodpecker Trail and down to the waterfront where there is a Seminole-inspired Chickee Hut.  Come take a break and enjoy the relaxing sights and sounds of nature.  We will wrap it up in time for you to lunch in the quaint, historic city of Leesburg or bring a picnic lunch and eat right there.   For more information or to make a reservation call 352-324-6141, ext. 0.


Upcoming Paddling Adventures

Please call the Lake County Water Authority at 352-324-6141 ext. 0 to register.  Space is limited.

(Notice:  No reservations will be taken more than 30 days in advance of event.)

Saturday, September 15, 2018
BEGINNERS PADDLING CLASS – Difficulty Level 1
Hickory Point Recreational Facility / 9 a.m.-noon

Annual class teaches the basics of paddling and introduces novices to different types of canoes and kayaks with naturalists leading the group on a fun paddle on Little Lake Harris.

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Saturday, October 6, 2018
BLACKWATER CREEK PADDLING ADVENTURE – Difficulty Level 2
Lake Norris Conservation Area / 9 a.m.-noon

Considered one of the best paddles in Lake County, staff will guide participants on a tour of the renowned Blackwater Creek, part of the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River system. Paddlers can expect to see wading birds, ibis, osprey, warblers and more.

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Friday, November 2, 2018
PADDLING ADVENTURE – Difficulty Level 2
McDonald Canal Boat Ramp / 9 a.m.-noon

Join Parks and LCWA staff in a guided paddle along the Apopka-Beauclair Canal from McDonald Canal Boat Ramp south to Lake
Apopka. This area is all inside of the Lake Apopka North Shore and home to an abundance of birds and other wildlife