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Full Beaver Moon Tour

  • When: Saturday, November 28, 2020,  7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Location: Santa Fe Canoe Outpost: 21410 NW Hwy 441, High Springs FL
  • Cost: $55.00 and that is for two people in a canoe or double kayak. We also have single kayaks, paddle boards, and shuttle services available. The cost includes all taxes, as well as: safety equipment, vessel, and transportation back to the Outpost.

Come join us for a guided tour down The Santa Fe River as the gorgeous moon lights the way. This tour is available for a limited amount of patrons. Please remember to bring a flashlight, and other items you feel you may need.

November’s full Moon was traditionally called the Beaver Moon by a number of Native Americans and colonial Americans. Many Native American groups used the monthly Moons and nature’s corresponding signs as a calendar to track the seasons.
Why the “Beaver” Moon? This is the time of year when beavers begin to take shelter in their lodges, having laid up sufficient stores of food for the long winter ahead. During the time of the fur trade in North America, it was also the season to trap beavers for their thick, winter-ready pelts.

The November full Moon has also been called the Frost Moon and the Freezing Moon. Judging by the chilly weather that becomes more and more common at this time of year, it’s not hard to understand how these names came about! Another name, the Digging (or Scratching) Moon, evokes an image of animals scratching at the fallen leaves, foraging for fallen nuts or remaining shoots of green foliage—with the implication that winter is on its way.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 386-454-2050.

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