Happy new year! Enjoy a 1-mile ranger-led hike on the Blue Trail. Explore a pristine area of the park that has just recently opened to visitors, featuring hidden springs. Meet a hidden treasure, "Aric the Giant," a 350-year-old cypress tree. Learn about the history of the park and its aquifer, plants and wildlife. Whether you are a first-time visitor to our park or a regular, we hope that this First Day Hike inspires you to make our Florida State Parks an important part of your life.