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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park: First Day Hike

  • When: Monday, January 1, 2018,  9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: 18700 S. CR 325, Cross Creek, FL 32640.
  • Cost: free

A guided walk around Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' farm, including the duck and chicken pens, gardens, outhouse, porches, barn and citrus grove. Each of these areas will evoke stories about or by Rawlings which will be shared as we walk around the compound. Her humor and her love of nature will be highlighted. Also, how did she end up having ducks? Why did she have a garden? What did she think of the citrus grove and what is that house in the back of it? That and many other questions about Rawlings' farm and writers' life in the 1930's will be answered. And, hopefully, enough of Rawlings experience and writing can provide inspiration for the coming year. At the end of the program you are welcome to explore the two short trails going east and west from the farm into the woods.

Meet at the barn, located on the right as you enter the park. Dogs on a hand-held leash are welcome (as long as they behave well around other dogs, chickens and ducks). The tour will last about an hour is considered easy in difficulty.