Take a hike

Cape Florida Lighthouse.

Copyrighted Cape Florida Lighthouse by Elaine Marie.

Walk off those holiday pounds. Explore Florida’s breathtaking ecosystem. Discover interesting facts about native plants and animals. Journey through Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on January 1 from 9-11 am. Limited to 30 people. Free with regular park admission.

For more information, call 305-361-5811.

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A Natural Wonder

Palm trees in the Everglades

Florida has many natural wonders.

Florida artists are invited to bring their easels and palettes to paint the wonders of Silver Springs at Painters in the Park on Nov. 21. Admission for artists is free.

Celebrities and visitors have long been captivated by the spring’s natural beauty for years.

Tarzan swam the depths of Silver Springs, one of the largest artesian springs. Glass bottom boat, kayak and canoe rides take guests on an outdoor adventure. Florida manatees and other wildlife call the park home.

For more information, visit Silver Springs.com. Artists must RSVP for free admission pass with donborie@gmail.com.