Guided Exploration Hike at GTM Research Reserve
First Saturday of the month, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR
On the first Saturday of every month, the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR) hosts a Guided Exploration Hike, where guests can learn about the cultural history of the Guana Peninsula, as well as the natural biodiversity of the Reserve.
A GTM naturalist leads the hike and talks about the peninsula's 5,000 years of human history, including how native peoples made use of the estuarine resources, what European plantation life was like, and current efforts to save those resources.
Admission: The hike is free, but there is a $3 per vehicle parking fee. Please call (904) 823-4500 or visit here to reserve a spot on the tour.
When: First Saturday of every month from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where: GTM Research Environmental Center is located at 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. Guests will meet at the GTM Research Reserve's Trailhead Pavilion, located west of the Guana Dam. Wear comfortable closed toe shoes.
GTMNERR is a protected stretch of land consisting of wetlands, estuaries, and more on Florida's East Coast that actively works to maintain and help preserve the natural landscape of Florida. The GTMNERR's volunteers and employees are dedicated to the preservation of an unspoiled and undeveloped natural treasure, supporting a vibrant ecosystem and subsystems.