T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park will host two events this weekend for the outdoor enthusiast.

T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park will host two events this weekend for the outdoor enthusiast.

The first, scheduled for 4 p.m. ET Saturday at the Bay View Pavilion, will be an interpretative program on bobcats.

Ranger Lindsay Sartory will present a 30-minute power point program on bobcats, discussing the beautiful, elusive cat native to Florida. The program will include discussions on the biology, habits, range and other facts about bobcats, including where one might see a bobcat locally.

The program is free and open to the public; regular park admission fees apply.

The second event, called the “First Day Hike” will commence at 10 a.m. ET Sunday and will last one to two hours.

Park Ranger Kathy Dawson will lead the first hike of the year associated with a national first-hike initiative.

Dawson will lead the hike on the Maritime Hammock trail, providing information on the flora, fauna and natural resources found on the trail.

The Maritime Hammock trail is a scenic trail which winds through a depression marsh, sand scrub and coastal maritime hammock.

The trail consists of boardwalk, soft sand and minor inclines. Roots and other obstructions are present on the trail. Those with disabilities or needing special accommodations please contract the park in advance of the program.

The first day hike is open to the public; the guided hike is free, regular park admission fees apply.

The Maritime Hammock trail is located near the entrance of the park just past Cone Heads restaurant.