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Dates: 3/3/2018 - 3/3/2018
City / State: Palatka, FL
Event Name: Ravine Gardens State Park
Event Type: Walk
Event ID: 110638 
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5k, 6k or 11k - 2C
Description: Wander through the historic city of Palatka on the St. Johns River and visit the annual Florida Azalea Festival. View the many murals in town, as well as the spectacular grounds of Ravine Gardens State Park, a 146-acre nature area built by the CCC as a WPA project in the 1930s. The park includes more than 5,000 Azaleas that will be in bloom.
Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Amphitheatres, Boardwalks, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Honoring Our Flag, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, National Register of Historic Places, Take a Walk In a City Park, Trekking With the Trees, Walking the USA A - Z, Water Towers, You'll Never Walk Alone
Start Times: 8:00 11:00 a.m. Finish by 2:00 p.m.
Location: Quality Inns & Suites
Start Point / Driving Directions: 201 North 1st Street, Palatka, FL 32177

From the SOUTH: Take I-95 to Exit 273. Drive North on US 1 for 20 miles going through Bunnell to FL Hwy 100. Turn right onto FL Hwy 100. [OR, use I-95 Exit 284 to FL Hwy 100 directly, and drive West to Bunnell.] Continue another 24 miles on FL Hwy 100 to Rte 17, North. Continue on Rte 17 crossing the St. Johns River Memorial Bridge. Turn Right immediately after crossing the bridge, the hotel is on your right.

From the NORTH, Exit 311 off I-95 to FL Hwy 207 for 20 miles to Rte 17, then as above.
Awards & Fees: B Award
Comments: The 6 km trail in town is 1A, on city sidewalks and suitable for strollers / wheelchairs. The 11 km trail and 5 km option in Ravine Gardens State Park are rated 2C, with some moderate hills, stair climbing and a significant part of the route (2 miles) on difficult terrain narrow dirt trails with ruts/roots. These trail options are not suitable for wheelchairs and only support rugged-terrain strollers.
Host Club: Happy Wanderers
Contact: John McClellan (781) 686-0660
Website: www.happywanderersfl.org
E-Mail Contact: johnmc82@cfl.rr.com