First day hike at Peninsula State Park

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
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Published: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 09:36 AM.

The staff at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park is inviting all interested to join a nature hike 1-2 p.m. ET Wednesday, Jan. 1.

The hike will take you along one of the park’s beautiful and interesting areas, the Maritime Hammock Nature Trail. This trail traverses through depression marsh, sand scrub and encircles the maritime hammock.

A ranger will guide the walk and describe the different communities and identify plants in each habitat.

The one-hour hike will start at the parking area just inside the park gates. There are inclines, roots and soft sand on the trail; biting insects may be present. Contact the park for special ADA accommodations.

Inclement weather may cancel the hike.

The park is located at 8899 Cape San Blas Road.

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