Guided Nature Tours & Trail Hikes
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Guided Trail Walks and Beach Walks
Honeymoon Island State Park
 
Conducted from November through April


DUNEDIN, FL - Conducted from November through April, the Florida Park Service invites the community to take a guided nature walk, where the promise of cooler weather offers visitors the chance to learn more about the Real Florida. Guided walks are offered at 11:00 a.m. 4 days a week.

Guided Osprey Trail Walks:
  • Dates: Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday from November through April
  • Time: Departs at 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: Meet at the Osprey Trail head (Located at north end of picnic area parking lot)
  • Length: 45 minutes, 3/4 mile, moderate difficulty, with optional extended tour
Guided Beach Walks:
  • Dates: Every Friday from November through April
  • Time: Departs at 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: Meet at the South Beach Pavilion (Double building at south end of Main Beach)
  • Length: 45 minutes, 3/4 mile, moderate difficulty, with optional extended tou
  • Program Description: Guided walks are conducted by Park Rangers and Volunteer Florida Master Naturalists and National Association of Interpretation Certified Interpretive Guides. Honeymoon Island State Park is located on a barrier island that is home to a variety of wildlife, providing visitors with an excellent opportunity to see many species of birds of prey including Ospreys, Great Horned Owls and Bald Eagles. Gopher tortoises, armadillos and raccoons, snakes and a variety of song birds, shorebirds and butterflies can be seen on the wooded trails and at the beaches, All play a significant role in the various ecosystems found on the island.  Join a ranger or volunteer to learn more about the natural communities that host a wide variety of wildlife and plants that reside on one of the few remaining natural barrier islands in Florida. Guides will also share information on the role of the Florida Park Service in protecting and preserving the Real Florida. Be sure to visit the Rotary Centennial Nature Center to complete your visit. The center offers spectacular views, a gift shop, and world class exhibits and activites.
  • Fees: All guided walks are free with paid park admission of $8.00 per carload (two to eight people), $4.00 for one person in a car and $2.00 per person for each walker or bicyclist.  
  • Assistance: If you need assistance to enable your full participation, please contact Honeymoon Island State Park at (727) 469-5942 as soon as possible.
  • Park Address: 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698
  • The park is located approximately 6 miles west of US 19, 35 minutes west of Tampa on SR 586 (Curlew Road).
  • What to Bring: Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and may want to bring a hat, sunglasses, bug spray, sunscreen, water, a pair of binoculars and a field guide. Closed toe shoes are recommended.


Monthly Shell Show at the
Rotary Centennial Nature Center
at Honeymoon Island State Park

Every 4th Saturday at the
Rotary Centennial Nature Center
at Honeymoon Island State Park

Presented by Area Conchologists
and Florida State Parks Volunteers

Program Description: Outstanding exhibit of shells from Honeymoon Island with hands on learning activities and videos. 
Date: Every 4th Saturday of the month
Time: Ongoing from 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Inside the Rotary Centennial Nature Center at Honeymoon Island State Park  
Fees:
Free! with paid park admission of $8.00 per carload (two to eight people), $4.00 for one person in a car and $2.00 per person for each walker or bicyclist. 
Contact: Call the nature center at 727-738-2903 (Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
or send email to: info@honeymoonislandnaturecenter.org

Bird Observation Fun at the
Rotary Centennial Nature Center
at Honeymoon Island State Park

Program Description:
Best viewing is at low tide, which encourages a gathering of shore birds that feed on the exposed oyster bed and mud flats of St. Joseph Sound.  There will be spotting scopes set up and binoculars available to enhance your viewing. All are welcome including birders and non birders alike. Volunteers  will offer help in identification and assist you with your observations.

Where: Rear observation deck of the Nature Center
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays
Times: From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Best viewing is at low tide, which encourages a gathering of shore birds that feed on the exposed oyster bed and mud flats of St. Joseph Sound. 
Bring: You can optionally bring your own camera or binoculars.
Special Thanks: Clearwater Audubon for the migratory bird display and equipment donations, as well as expertise. Thanks goes out to all the donors who made the spotting scopes possible.

Fees: Free with paid park admission  of $8.00 per carload (two to eight people), $4.00 for one person in a car and $2.00 per person for each walker or bicyclist. 
Contact: Call the nature center at 727-738-2903 (Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
or send email to: info@honeymoonislandnaturecenter.org


Scavenger Hunt Inside the
Rotary Centennial Nature Center
at Honeymoon Island State Park

Program Description:
READING AGE KIDS CAN PARTICIPATE IN A FUN SCAVENGER HUNT INSIDE THE NATURE CENTER AND WIN A PRIZE!

Dates: Daily
Times: All day - The Center is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fees: Free with paid park admission of $8.00 per carload (two to eight people), $4.00 for one person in a car and $2.00 per person for each walker or bicyclist. 
Contact: Call the nature center at 727-738-2903 (Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
or send email to: info@honeymoonislandnaturecenter.org