Jiggs Landing

Associated Agency: 
Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department

Jigg's Landing offers freshwater fishing and canoeing opportunities on the Evers Reservoir and Braden River. The property was purchased in 1944 by Al (Jiggs) and Agnes Metcalf and included a 7-acre piece of property. They created a fish camp on the banks of the Braden River, that has become a landmark to residents. The camp has served Manatee County for more than 40 years.

Castellow Hammock Park

Associated Agency: 
Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department

Located in the heart of the Redland Agricultural area the nature Center is named after James Castellow an early South Florida homesteader and citrus farmer. The park, Miami-Dade's first environmental education center, has long been a hotspot for nature lovers in Miami-Dade.


San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park provides resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources. The park has something for every nature enthusiast; including self-guided interpretive trails, guided tours, wildlife discovery, fishing and so much more.

Big Lagoon State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

Sitting on the northern shoreline of its namesake, Big Lagoon State Park's 655 upland acres separate the mainland from Perdido Key and the Gulf of Mexico. Natural communities, ranging from saltwater marshes to pine flatwoods, attract a wide variety of birds, especially during the spring and fall migrations, while the beaches, shallow bays, nature trails and open woodlands offer splendid opportunities for nature study. The park also beckons visitors to camp, swim, fish, boat, canoe and hike. Crabbing in the shallow waters of Big Lagoon is a popular activity as well.

Manatee Park

Associated Agency: 
Lee County Parks and Recreation

Opened in 1996, this 17 acre Regional Park is built and operated through a cooperative effort of partners & sponsors. While the land is owned by Florida Power & Light, the facilities were originally funded by Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. Seasonal staffing is provided by Lee County Parks & Recreation. Native plant habitats and gardens have been planted and maintained by the Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and many volunteers.

Grassy Waters Preserve

Associated Agency: 
City of West Palm Beach

Grassy Waters Preserve is a community environmental education center whose mission is to connect visitors of all ages with the pristine wetland ecosystem that acts as their water supply. Through place-based experiential learning, Grassy Waters seeks to cultivate a deeper appreciation of the natural environment while educating, inspiring, and empowering citizens. By fostering a sense of environmental stewardship, Grassy Waters hopes to ensure that this unique wetland system continues to meet both human and ecological freshwater needs for generations to come.

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

Girl Scouts opens the doors to truly enriching experiences: great adventures, helping the community and hundreds of activities in which she can develop values and skills to help her discover her own potential.

In Girl Scouting, she can do it all! Girls in grades K-12 can join as girl members anytime for just $12.

Dogwood Acres

Dogwood Acres is the site for Presbytery of Florida youth activities such as Spiritfest and Winter Sonshine, as well as for children's events and presbytery retreats. Check our website regularly for details about these events as they are scheduled.

Not a Clue Adventures

Are you ready for an adventure? Do you want some “one on one time” with the kids or your spouse? Do you need some exercise and you are craving time outdoors?

Now it’s time to decide where to go! What should you do to prepare for the afternoon or weekend out? Do you know what you will need to have a great trip?