Free Event

Matanzas Inlet Guided Hike

Wednesday, March 22; Tuesday, April 4; & Monday, April 17, 2017

Explore the beautiful GTM Research Reserve on this montly guided hike.

South St. Augustine
(904) 823-4500
  • The National Park Service and the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR) will lead a Matanzas Inlet Guided Hike on three days in March and April of 2017: Wednesday, March 22, Tuesday, April 4, and Monday, April 17, 2017. 

    The times vary for each hike:

    Wednesday, March 2211:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Tuesday, April 410:30 a.m. - 12 noon
    Monday, April 1710 - 11:30 a.m.


    Participants will be led through the Matanzas Inlet shores while they learn about inlet dynamics and movements of sand. The tour will include fascinating information about seashells, sea birds, coquina rock, dune vegetation, heavy minerals, mollusks, the habits of crabs, and the ever-changing shoreline.

    Admission: FREE. Reservations are required; please call (904) 823-4500 or visit here.

    Where: Participants can meet their guide at the Matanzas Inlet Parking Lot, located just north of the Inlet bridge and the town of Marineland, at 8655 A1A S, St Augustine FL 32080.

    When: From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22; from 10:30 to 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 4; and from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017.

    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.

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