Interpretive Canoe Trip Offered Through Thousand Islands
By Space Coast Daily // January 11, 2015
Participants meet at Ramp Road Park at 9:30 a.m.
ABOVE VIDEO: Launching from Cocoa Beach, Florida, you can kayak through a maze of mangrove trees. Dark, shady tunnels open out to bright open waters, and manatee, pelicans and roseate spoonbills can be seen.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Parks and Recreation, Central Area, is offering an interpretive canoe trip Thursday, Jan.15, through the Thousand Islands in Cocoa Beach.
Participants meet at Ramp Road Park at 9:30 a.m., and the trip will conclude around 11:30 a.m.
Bring a bottle of water, wear sunscreen, a hat and shoes that can get wet.
The program fee is $150 per person and pre-registration is required.
This 338-acre site, located in Cocoa Beach, consists of a series of islands in the Indian River Lagoon on the south side of Minuteman Causeway.
With the exception of a short nature trail along Fourth Street South, all access to the islands is by boat. The primary access point is from Ramp Road boat ramp in Cocoa Beach.
A short nature trail exists on the northern most island (North Crawford Island), and a marked paddling trail is in development.
The islands have many channels that provide great paddling opportunities.
For more information or to register, call 321-455-1385.