Meet trip leader Matt Bruce at Heagy Burry Park in the town of Orange Lake. From Gainesville, head south on US-441 to the Alachua/Marion county line. From the county line continue on 441 another 4.5 miles and turn left just past the Sunoco station onto NW 191st Place, which dead-ends at the park.
You’ll need to bring your own canoe or kayak for this trip. Depending on the weather, we’ll paddle along the shores of McIntosh Bay to the point where it opens up to the main lake. Gulls, terns, ducks, American White Pelicans, and other open-water birds are possible, as well as marsh-dwelling species.
Difficulty: 3 (may involve elevation change, uneven terrain, and/or walking distances greater than two miles).