Interpretive Canoe Trip Offered Through Thousand Islands

By  //  January 11, 2015

Participants meet at Ramp Road Park at 9:30 a.m.

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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.

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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.