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Morning Scenic Shoreline Hike - Lake Pleasant
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
When the lake is quiet you never know what you might spot down by the waters edge. Come explore with the ranger on this fun hike along the shoreline of Lake Pleasant. We may see fish, birds, reptiles and sometimes other animals. What can you find along the shoreline?!

Date: 12/12/2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours (1.5 mile)
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Lake Pleasant Contact Station 928-501-1710
Location: Lake Pleasant Regional Park Visitor Center 623-780-9857
 
Address:
Take Hwy 74 to Castle Hot Springs Rd.(MP 19), turn right into park, follow signs to visitor center.
Peoria, AZ  
Thursday Morning Fitness Hike - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Want to get in shape and stay in shape? Want to meet others who want to do the same? Join us for this fun 2-3 mile moderate-pace hike through our scenic desert. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Staging Area.

Date: 12/12/2013
Time: 8:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Winter Fitness Hikes! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Now that Winter is here and challenging us with Holiday goodies, we will venture forth with a series of short hikes on various trails throughout the park. All hikes will depart from the Nature Center. Dress appropriately including hats and sturdy shoes. Bring plenty of water! Contact Ranger Mark for more information at: markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov. Watch the park’s website for more information, updates or changes, prior to the event.

Date: 12/12/2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Mark
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Meet at the Nature Center
 
Address:
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway - 32nd St. / North from Carefree Highway
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
Desert Birdwalk to Nursery Tank Pond- ADA Access- McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Skip the sleeping in today, and be rewarded with some of our colorful desert species who are out and about, too. Grab your binocs and come on out. No previous birding experience is required, only an interest in birds! This easy walk is along our less-than-½ mile accessible trail. Meet at Nursery Tank Trailhead.

Date: 12/12/2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyburnett@mail.maricopa.gov 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  
85255
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
How do you tell one brown bird from the next and what are the first three items to look for as the little rascal flits off? Are you already a novice but interested in keeping a yearly, state or national bird list? Bird expert, Sandy Hornbaker, will talk about bird habitat, behavior, range, etc. as we go in search of the native birds in this area. Please bring binoculars, water, and closed-toe shoes. Location: Staging Area.

Date: 12/12/2013
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car