Events

Kayaking the Estero With the College of Life Daily Kayak Tours

Hourly kayak and canoe rentals available at the Ranger Station

Canoes rentals are $7.00 for the first hour, and $5.00 each additional hour. Single Kayak rentals are $10.00 for the first hour, and $5.00 each additional hour. Tandem Kayak rentals are $15.00 for the first hour, and $10.00 each additional hour.

GUIDED ESTERO RIVER and MOUND KEY KAYAKING TOURS

Join the College of Life Foundation on a guided tour through the historic beauty of the Estero River or paddle to Mound Key and hike the trail to the top of the ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians. Explore this unique ecosystem with dolphin, manatee, osprey, cormorants, great blue herons, and a Florida Master Naturalist in a comfortable, secure sea kayak. Reservations required, please call (239) 992-2184

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Evelyn’s Koreshan Cooking, Jan – Mar, 2nd and 4th Thursdays

Evelyn’s Koreshan Cooking, Jan – Mar, 2nd and 4th Thursdays

Feb 22, 11:00am - Feb 22, 1:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Enjoy a taste of history. Meet at the Cast Iron Café to enjoy Koreshan style recipes, like sausage and potato soup, prepared using historic Dutch ovens and an 1800's wood-burning oven once used in the Koreshan Settlement Bakery.

4 interested
Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Feb 24, 10:00am - Feb 24, 11:00am

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn some park history, history of the Estero river and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way. Walk will begin at the Koreshan State Historic Site picnic area near the kayak launch. Note: the walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures. Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit friendsofkoreshan.org/nature-hike/ or call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

1 interested
Engine Demonstration

Engine Demonstration

Feb 24, 11:00am - Feb 24, 12:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Meet at the Generator Building in the Industrial Area of Koreshan State Park for a demonstration of the Fairbanks Morse diesel engine. Watch as piece of history roars to life!

Local volunteer apprentices needed for the Industrial Area willing to learn how to maintain and repair antique diesel engines.

Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Feb 24, 1:00pm - Feb 24, 2:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join us at 1:00 pm in the Historic Art Hall of Koreshan State Historic Site for live music. Enjoy the excellent acoustics and the 1885 Steinway piano. FREE with park entry. To inquire about performing please fill out the form @ friendsofkoreshan.org/performance-query/ or email Brittany.petit@dep.state.fl.us.

2 interested
Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Feb 25, 1:00pm - Feb 25, 2:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join us at 1:00 pm in the Historic Art Hall of Koreshan State Historic Site for live music. Enjoy the excellent acoustics and the 1885 Steinway piano. FREE with park entry. To inquire about performing please fill out the form @ friendsofkoreshan.org/performance-query/ or email Brittany.petit@dep.state.fl.us.

3 interested
Butterflies for Beginners

Butterflies for Beginners

Feb 27, 10:00am - Feb 27, 11:00am

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join a park naturalist in the Art Hall of the Koreshan State Historic Site for a talk on butterflies of Koreshan State Historic Site and Southwest Florida. Topics will touch on differences between moths and butterflies, butterfly development, plants that support butterflies, netting techniques, tagging and more. Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit friendsofkoreshan.org/butterflies-for-beginners/ or call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

4 interested  ·  1 going
Engine Demonstration

Engine Demonstration

Feb 28, 11:00am - Feb 28, 12:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Meet at the Generator Building in the Industrial Area of Koreshan State Park for a demonstration of the Fairbanks Morse diesel engine. Watch as piece of history roars to life!

Local volunteer apprentices needed for the Industrial Area willing to learn how to maintain and repair antique diesel engines.

2 interested
Crystal Bowl Meditation

Crystal Bowl Meditation

Feb 28, 7:00pm - Feb 28, 7:30pm+44Mar 7, 7:00pm - Mar 7, 7:30pmMar 14, 7:00pm - Mar 14, 7:30pmMar 21, 7:00pm - Mar 21, 7:30pmMar 28, 7:00pm - Mar 28, 7:30pmApr 4, 7:00pm - Apr 4, 7:30pmApr 11, 7:00pm - Apr 11, 7:30pmApr 18, 7:00pm - Apr 18, 7:30pmApr 25, 7:00pm - Apr 25, 7:30pmMay 2, 7:00pm - May 2, 7:30pmMay 9, 7:00pm - May 9, 7:30pmMay 16, 7:00pm - May 16, 7:30pmMay 23, 7:00pm - May 23, 7:30pmMay 30, 7:00pm - May 30, 7:30pmJun 6, 7:00pm - Jun 6, 7:30pmJun 13, 7:00pm - Jun 13, 7:30pmJun 20, 7:00pm - Jun 20, 7:30pmJun 27, 7:00pm - Jun 27, 7:30pmJul 4, 7:00pm - Jul 4, 7:30pmJul 11, 7:00pm - Jul 11, 7:30pmJul 18, 7:00pm - Jul 18, 7:30pmJul 25, 7:00pm - Jul 25, 7:30pmAug 1, 7:00pm - Aug 1, 7:30pmAug 8, 7:00pm - Aug 8, 7:30pmAug 15, 7:00pm - Aug 15, 7:30pmAug 22, 7:00pm - Aug 22, 7:30pmAug 29, 7:00pm - Aug 29, 7:30pmSep 5, 7:00pm - Sep 5, 7:30pmSep 12, 7:00pm - Sep 12, 7:30pmSep 19, 7:00pm - Sep 19, 7:30pmSep 26, 7:00pm - Sep 26, 7:30pmOct 3, 7:00pm - Oct 3, 7:30pmOct 10, 7:00pm - Oct 10, 7:30pmOct 17, 7:00pm - Oct 17, 7:30pmOct 24, 7:00pm - Oct 24, 7:30pmOct 31, 7:00pm - Oct 31, 7:30pmNov 7, 7:00pm - Nov 7, 7:30pmNov 14, 7:00pm - Nov 14, 7:30pmNov 21, 7:00pm - Nov 21, 7:30pmNov 28, 7:00pm - Nov 28, 7:30pmDec 5, 7:00pm - Dec 5, 7:30pmDec 12, 7:00pm - Dec 12, 7:30pmDec 19, 7:00pm - Dec 19, 7:30pmDec 26, 7:00pm - Dec 26, 7:30pmJan 2, 7:00pm - Jan 2, 7:30pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join us for a 30-minute Crystal Bowl Meditation. The class offers the perfect opportunity to recharge your energy, rebalance your chakras, and to reconnect to your Higher Self. This is a pre-paid event. Pre-register at TheGypsySeaWitch.com (754) 444-9779

3 interested
Florida Cracker Cowboy Cookin’, Jan – Mar, 1st and 3rd Thursday

Florida Cracker Cowboy Cookin’, Jan – Mar, 1st and 3rd Thursday

Mar 1, 10:00am - Mar 1, 1:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Saunter back in time and sample Cracker Cowboy Cooking at the Cast Iron Café where cowboy recipes, like Hoppin’ John and corn bread, are prepared using a historic Dutch oven and the 1800's wood-burning oven once used in the Koreshan Settlement Bakery.

5 interested  ·  1 going
9th Annual Classic Car and Craft Show

9th Annual Classic Car and Craft Show

Mar 3, 9:00am - Mar 3, 3:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

REV YOUR ENGINES! Cruise in for a great day filled with classic cars, vintage bikes, and hot rods in the Historic Koreshan Settlement. Shop the arts and crafts at Planetary Court. Enjoy live music and great food! This event is FREE with paid park admission of $5.00 per carload of up to 8 people. Visit
friendsofkoreshan.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NEW-2017-Classic-Car-Craft-Show-Registration-1.pdf for registration form. Call the Ranger Station 239.992.0311 for more information.

For sponsorship opportunities for this and our other special events, visit friendsofkoreshan.org/koreshan-events-sponsorship-form/

64 interested  ·  9 going
Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Mar 3, 10:00am - Mar 3, 11:00am

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn some park history, history of the Estero river and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way. Walk will begin at the Koreshan State Historic Site picnic area near the kayak launch. Note: the walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures. Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit friendsofkoreshan.org/nature-hike/ or call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

3 interested
Engine Demonstration

Engine Demonstration

Mar 3, 11:00am - Mar 3, 12:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Meet at the Generator Building in the Industrial Area of Koreshan State Park for a demonstration of the Fairbanks Morse diesel engine. Watch as piece of history roars to life!

Local volunteer apprentices needed for the Industrial Area willing to learn how to maintain and repair antique diesel engines.

Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Mar 3, 1:00pm - Mar 3, 2:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join us at 1:00 pm in the Historic Art Hall of Koreshan State Historic Site for live music. Enjoy the excellent acoustics and the 1885 Steinway piano. FREE with park entry. To inquire about performing please fill out the form @ friendsofkoreshan.org/performance-query/ or email Brittany.petit@dep.state.fl.us.

2 interested
Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Mar 4, 1:00pm - Mar 4, 2:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join us at 1:00 pm in the Historic Art Hall of Koreshan State Historic Site for live music. Enjoy the excellent acoustics and the 1885 Steinway piano. FREE with park entry. To inquire about performing please fill out the form @ friendsofkoreshan.org/performance-query/ or email Brittany.petit@dep.state.fl.us.

1 interested
Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Mar 6, 10:00am - Mar 6, 11:00am

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn some park history, history of the Estero river and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way. Walk will begin at the Koreshan State Historic Site picnic area near the kayak launch. Note: the walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures. Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit friendsofkoreshan.org/nature-hike/ or call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

2 interested
Engine Demonstration

Engine Demonstration

Mar 7, 11:00am - Mar 7, 12:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Meet at the Generator Building in the Industrial Area of Koreshan State Park for a demonstration of the Fairbanks Morse diesel engine. Watch as piece of history roars to life!

Local volunteer apprentices needed for the Industrial Area willing to learn how to maintain and repair antique diesel engines.

Evelyn’s Koreshan Cooking, Jan – Mar, 2nd and 4th Thursdays

Evelyn’s Koreshan Cooking, Jan – Mar, 2nd and 4th Thursdays

Mar 8, 11:00am - Mar 8, 1:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Enjoy a taste of history. Meet at the Cast Iron Café to enjoy Koreshan style recipes, like sausage and potato soup, prepared using historic Dutch ovens and an 1800's wood-burning oven once used in the Koreshan Settlement Bakery.

3 interested
Canceled - Guided Estero Bay Scrub Trail Walk

Canceled - Guided Estero Bay Scrub Trail Walk

Mar 10, 9:00am - Mar 10, 12:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

March 10th at 9:00a.m, Meet @ Estero Bay Scrub (west end of Broadway off Hwy. 41/Tamiami Trail) Take a walk on the WILD SIDE! Join a member of the Alligator Amblers Chapter of the Florida Trail Association for a lovely walk through the Estero Bay Scrub. Learn about the environment around you. Observe mangroves, saw palmettos, sugar sand, and gopher tortoises, and fiddler crabs. Please wear old shoes as there may be a muddy, wet section of trail. Bring water, hat, sun protection, snacks. Tour lasts 2.5 hours. FREE with $2.00 walk-in admission at scrub on Broadway. 15 people maximum. Pre-registration REQUIRED at 239.495.7644.

8 interested
Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Mar 10, 10:00am - Mar 10, 11:00am

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn some park history, history of the Estero river and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way. Walk will begin at the Koreshan State Historic Site picnic area near the kayak launch. Note: the walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures. Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit friendsofkoreshan.org/nature-hike/ or call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

Womens History Tours

Women's History Tours

Mar 10, 10:30am - Mar 10, 12:00pm+4Mar 10, 12:30pm - Mar 10, 2:00pmMar 22, 10:00am - Mar 22, 11:30amMar 22, 12:30pm - Mar 22, 2:00pmMar 22, 7:00pm - Mar 22, 8:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Reserve your spot in for one of the special tours led by women in period costumes, with a visit to the Cast Iron Cafe where visitors can enjoy a sample of Koreshan cooking. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with historical Koreshan women members.

March 22 join Dr. Lyn Millner, author of the milestone book on the Koreshan society The Allure of Immortality, for an engaging presentation about the integral roles women possessed within the society. The presentation will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Art Hall at Koreshan State Park followed by a book signing. Book signing will be held after the talk with books available for purchase.

March 8 and March 29. Private group tours will be available on two dates, March 8 and March 29 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. To schedule a private group tour please contact Katie Schulman, 239-992-0311. Groups must have a minimum of 10 people and fee is $10 per person.

Ticket purchases includes park admission.

1 interested
Engine Demonstration

Engine Demonstration

Mar 10, 11:00am - Mar 10, 12:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Meet at the Generator Building in the Industrial Area of Koreshan State Park for a demonstration of the Fairbanks Morse diesel engine. Watch as piece of history roars to life!

Local volunteer apprentices needed for the Industrial Area willing to learn how to maintain and repair antique diesel engines.

4 interested
Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Mar 10, 1:00pm - Mar 10, 2:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join us at 1:00 pm in the Historic Art Hall of Koreshan State Historic Site for live music. Enjoy the excellent acoustics and the 1885 Steinway piano. FREE with park entry. To inquire about performing please fill out the form @ friendsofkoreshan.org/performance-query/ or email Brittany.petit@dep.state.fl.us.

2 interested
Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Mar 11, 1:00pm - Mar 11, 2:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join us at 1:00 pm in the Historic Art Hall of Koreshan State Historic Site for live music. Enjoy the excellent acoustics and the 1885 Steinway piano. FREE with park entry. To inquire about performing please fill out the form @ friendsofkoreshan.org/performance-query/ or email Brittany.petit@dep.state.fl.us.

2 interested
Shells - Mysterious Beauties

Shells - Mysterious Beauties

Mar 13, 10:00am - Mar 13, 11:00am

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join a park naturalist in the Art Hall of the Koreshan State Historic Site for a talk on shells and the mysterious creatures that reside inside. Find out how the shells are created and built. Discussion will touch on behaviors, anatomy and fun facts as well as the ability to hold and see the shells of specimens that lived in the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay. There will be time at the conclusion of the talk for questions and clarification. Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit friendsofkoreshan.org/shells-mysterious-beauties/ or call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

4 interested
Engine Demonstration

Engine Demonstration

Mar 14, 11:00am - Mar 14, 12:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Meet at the Generator Building in the Industrial Area of Koreshan State Park for a demonstration of the Fairbanks Morse diesel engine. Watch as piece of history roars to life!

Local volunteer apprentices needed for the Industrial Area willing to learn how to maintain and repair antique diesel engines.

1 interested
Florida Cracker Cowboy Cookin’, Jan – Mar, 1st and 3rd Thursdays

Florida Cracker Cowboy Cookin’, Jan – Mar, 1st and 3rd Thursdays

Mar 15, 10:00am - Mar 15, 1:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Saunter back in time and sample Cracker Cowboy Cooking at the Cast Iron Café where cowboy recipes, like Hoppin’ John and corn bread, are prepared using a historic Dutch oven and the 1800's wood-burning oven once used in the Koreshan Settlement Bakery.

1 interested
28th Antique Engine & Quilt Show March

28th Antique Engine & Quilt Show March

Mar 17, 9:00am - Mar 17, 4:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

View antique engines, tractors and other farm equipment on display throughout the Historic Settlement. The Quilt Show features vintage quilts, contemporary quilts and vintage sewing machine demonstrations and on display. Learn how to care for and preserve quilts while celebrating the tradition still carried on by quilters today.

Local volunteer apprentices needed for the Industrial Area! Must be willing to learn how to maintain and repair antique diesel engines!

For sponsorship opportunities for this and our other special events, visit friendsofkoreshan.org/koreshan-events-sponsorship-form/

3 interested
Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Mar 17, 10:00am - Mar 17, 11:00am

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn some park history, history of the Estero river and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way. Walk will begin at the Koreshan State Historic Site picnic area near the kayak launch. Note: the walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures. Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit friendsofkoreshan.org/nature-hike/ or call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

Engine Demonstration

Engine Demonstration

Mar 17, 11:00am - Mar 17, 12:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Meet at the Generator Building in the Industrial Area of Koreshan State Park for a demonstration of the Fairbanks Morse diesel engine. Watch as piece of history roars to life!

Local volunteer apprentices needed for the Industrial Area willing to learn how to maintain and repair antique diesel engines.

1 interested
Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Mar 17, 1:00pm - Mar 17, 2:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join us at 1:00 pm in the Historic Art Hall of Koreshan State Historic Site for live music. Enjoy the excellent acoustics and the 1885 Steinway piano. FREE with park entry. To inquire about performing please fill out the form @ friendsofkoreshan.org/performance-query/ or email Brittany.petit@dep.state.fl.us.

2 interested
28th Antique Engine & Quilt Show

28th Antique Engine & Quilt Show

Mar 18, 9:00am - Mar 18, 3:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

View antique engines, tractors and other farm equipment on display throughout the Historic Settlement. The Quilt Show features vintage quilts, contemporary quilts and vintage sewing machine demonstrations and on display. Learn how to care for and preserve quilts while celebrating the tradition still carried on by quilters today.

Local volunteer apprentices needed for the Industrial Area! Must be willing to learn how to maintain and repair antique diesel engines.

For sponsorship opportunities for this and our other special events, visit friendsofkoreshan.org/koreshan-events-sponsorship-form/

3 interested
Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Mar 18, 1:00pm - Mar 18, 2:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join us at 1:00 pm in the Historic Art Hall of Koreshan State Historic Site for live music. Enjoy the excellent acoustics and the 1885 Steinway piano. FREE with park entry. To inquire about performing please fill out the form @ friendsofkoreshan.org/performance-query/ or email Brittany.petit@dep.state.fl.us.

2 interested
Photographers Nature Hike

Photographers Nature Hike

Mar 20, 10:00am - Mar 20, 11:00am

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join a park naturalist at the Koreshan State Historic Site Cast Iron Café for a photographers walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. We will tour the different habitats and take time to photograph the trees, critters, and other sights. Note: the photo walk will be approximately 1 mile long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera. Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit friendsofkoreshan.org/photographers-nature-hike/ or call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

5 interested
Engine Demonstration

Engine Demonstration

Mar 21, 11:00am - Mar 21, 12:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Meet at the Generator Building in the Industrial Area of Koreshan State Park for a demonstration of the Fairbanks Morse diesel engine. Watch as piece of history roars to life!

Local volunteer apprentices needed for the Industrial Area willing to learn how to maintain and repair antique diesel engines.

1 interested
Evelyn’s Koreshan Cooking, Jan – Mar, 2nd and 4th Thursdays

Evelyn’s Koreshan Cooking, Jan – Mar, 2nd and 4th Thursdays

Mar 22, 11:00am - Mar 22, 1:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Enjoy a taste of history. Meet at the Cast Iron Café to enjoy Koreshan style recipes, like sausage and potato soup, prepared using historic Dutch ovens and an 1800's wood-burning oven once used in the Koreshan Settlement Bakery.

2 interested
Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Mar 24, 10:00am - Mar 24, 11:00am

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn some park history, history of the Estero river and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way. Walk will begin at the Koreshan State Historic Site picnic area near the kayak launch. Note: the walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures. Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit friendsofkoreshan.org/nature-hike/ or call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

Engine Demonstration

Engine Demonstration

Mar 24, 11:00am - Mar 24, 12:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Meet at the Generator Building in the Industrial Area of Koreshan State Park for a demonstration of the Fairbanks Morse diesel engine. Watch as piece of history roars to life!

Local volunteer apprentices needed for the Industrial Area willing to learn how to maintain and repair antique diesel engines.

2 interested
Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Mar 24, 1:00pm - Mar 24, 2:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join us at 1:00 pm in the Historic Art Hall of Koreshan State Historic Site for live music. Enjoy the excellent acoustics and the 1885 Steinway piano. FREE with park entry. To inquire about performing please fill out the form @ friendsofkoreshan.org/performance-query/ or email Brittany.petit@dep.state.fl.us.

1 interested
Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Mar 25, 1:00pm - Mar 25, 2:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join us at 1:00 pm in the Historic Art Hall of Koreshan State Historic Site for live music. Enjoy the excellent acoustics and the 1885 Steinway piano. FREE with park entry. To inquire about performing please fill out the form @ friendsofkoreshan.org/performance-query/ or email Brittany.petit@dep.state.fl.us.

2 interested
Gopher Tortoise

Gopher Tortoise

Mar 27, 10:00am - Mar 27, 11:00am

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join a park naturalist in the Art Hall of the Koreshan State Historic Site for a talk on gopher tortoises. Tortoises are interesting creatures as well as being an ancient species. They are fun to watch and are extremely interesting but we must never loose sight of the fact that they are endangered. Discussion will touch on behaviors, anatomy and fun facts as well as the ability to hold and see the shells of specimens that lived in Koreshan State Historic Site. There will be time at the conclusion of the talk for questions and clarification. Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit friendsofkoreshan.org/gopher-tortoise/ or call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

1 interested
Engine Demonstration

Engine Demonstration

Mar 28, 11:00am - Mar 28, 12:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Meet at the Generator Building in the Industrial Area of Koreshan State Park for a demonstration of the Fairbanks Morse diesel engine. Watch as piece of history roars to life!

Local volunteer apprentices needed for the Industrial Area willing to learn how to maintain and repair antique diesel engines.

Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Mar 31, 10:00am - Mar 31, 11:00am

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn some park history, history of the Estero river and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way. Walk will begin at the Koreshan State Historic Site picnic area near the kayak launch. Note: the walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures. Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit friendsofkoreshan.org/nature-hike/ or call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

1 interested
Engine Demonstration

Engine Demonstration

Mar 31, 11:00am - Mar 31, 12:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Meet at the Generator Building in the Industrial Area of Koreshan State Park for a demonstration of the Fairbanks Morse diesel engine. Watch as piece of history roars to life!

Local volunteer apprentices needed for the Industrial Area willing to learn how to maintain and repair antique diesel engines.

1 interested
Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Annual Music Series in the Art Hall

Mar 31, 1:00pm - Mar 31, 2:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join us at 1:00 pm in the Historic Art Hall of Koreshan State Historic Site for live music. Enjoy the excellent acoustics and the 1885 Steinway piano. FREE with park entry. To inquire about performing please fill out the form @ friendsofkoreshan.org/performance-query/ or email Brittany.petit@dep.state.fl.us.

2 interested
Mantees and Dolphins

Mantees and Dolphins

Apr 3, 10:00am - Apr 3, 11:00am

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join a park naturalist in the Art Hall of the Koreshan State Historic Site for a talk on manatees and dolphins. Creatures that are fun to watch and are extremely interesting! Discussion will touch on behaviors, anatomy and fun facts as well as differences between the two species. Pictures of manatees and dolphins will be shared and advice regarding human interaction as well as best viewing locations will be suggested. There will be time at the conclusion of the talk for questions and clarification. Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit friendsofkoreshan.org/manatees-and-dolphins/ or call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

5 interested
3rd Calusa Palooza

3rd Calusa Palooza

Apr 7, 7:00am - Apr 7, 12:00pm

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join us for the 3rd annual Calusa Palooza! Race on the Estero River and support youth paddling sports in SWFL sponsored by College of Life Foundation. There is a race for everyone! Canoe, kayak, and SUP compete in a 4 or 8-mile race, youth 10 and under compete in a 1 mile race. At this ACA sanctioned event, all participants will receive a dri-fit long-sleeved shirt and lunch! Registration is required at paddleguru.com/races/CalusaPalooza2018
Rental equipment is available with advanced registration. RACE YA THERE!

For sponsorship opportunities for this and our other special events, visit friendsofkoreshan.org/koreshan-events-sponsorship-form/

163 interested  ·  12 going
Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Apr 7, 10:00am - Apr 7, 11:00am

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn some park history, history of the Estero river and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way. Walk will begin at the Koreshan State Historic Site picnic area near the kayak launch. Note: the walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures. Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit friendsofkoreshan.org/nature-hike/ or call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

1 interested
Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Apr 10, 10:00am - Apr 10, 11:00am

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn some park history, history of the Estero river and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way. Walk will begin at the Koreshan State Historic Site picnic area near the kayak launch. Note: the walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures. Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit friendsofkoreshan.org/nature-hike/ or call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

3 interested
Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Apr 14, 10:00am - Apr 14, 11:00am

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn some park history, history of the Estero river and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way. Walk will begin at the Koreshan State Historic Site picnic area near the kayak launch. Note: the walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures. Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit friendsofkoreshan.org/nature-hike/ or call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Apr 21, 10:00am - Apr 21, 11:00am

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn some park history, history of the Estero river and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way. Walk will begin at the Koreshan State Historic Site picnic area near the kayak launch. Note: the walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures. Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit friendsofkoreshan.org/nature-hike/ or call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Apr 28, 10:00am - Apr 28, 11:00am

Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, FL  33928 Map

Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn some park history, history of the Estero river and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way. Walk will begin at the Koreshan State Historic Site picnic area near the kayak launch. Note: the walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures. Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit friendsofkoreshan.org/nature-hike/ or call 239-992-0311. Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

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