BY: BAYFRONT WESTCOTT HOUSE
Sometimes people are looking for something different to do when visiting our Oldest City. Here at Bayfront Westcott House we want to let you know about this event, and it’s FREE! Why not take a Sunset Stroll? The St. Johns County Naturalist Program offers a free Sunset Stroll and nature walk on Friday, August 21, 2020, at Vaill Point Park.
Park Naturalist AyoLane Halusky leads this free guided nature excursion to explore the different flora and fauna found in the park. Guests are invited to bring their questions and journals to record their findings, and everyone is advised to bring a flashlight, bug spray, and water.
Admission: Free, but registration is required. To register, please contact the County Naturalist at (904) 209-0348.
When: Friday, August 21, 2020, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Vaill Point Park is located at 630 Vaill Point Rd. in St. Augustine, FL 32086.
Vaill Point Park is a beautiful 23-acre recreational park located along Moultrie Creek and the Intracoastal Waterway just south of Saint Augustine. Offering an array of recreation activities like boating, fishing, hiking, and bird watching, the park also features three playgrounds for the kids.
Pines, live oaks and other hardwoods offer plenty of much-needed shade on a hot Florida day. This St. Johns County park is a popular spot for birdwatchers, and offers bird identification classes in partnership with the Audubon Society. Visitors may spot snowy egrets, eagles, or peregrine falcons, depending on the season.
The park features a 1.5-mile paved trail for biking or hiking with educational signs along the trail about the natural environment. There is a fishing pier and canoe and kayak launch sites, as well as covered picnic pavilions, grills, and clean restrooms.
This plot of land was originally owned by the Vaill Family in 1918, but has since been donated to serve as a public park.