Join the Happy Wanderers for the Azalea festival in Palatka, FL including the unique gardens of Ravine Gardens State Park.

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This event is held inside a state park that has a required entrance fee.


Palatka - Ravine Gardens - Azalea Festival

Traditional Walk

SN: 126640 - 2024

when is the event

Previous event - 46 DAYS AGO

Starting Sat, Mar 2nd, 2024 for 1 day

Start table open: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

where is the event

Palatka, Florida

The address/location to the start table for mapping services such as Google or Siri is as follows:

Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront Palatka

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reasons to do the event

Special programs

None provided

CC: Putnam County


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Event comments

Wander through the historic city of Palatka on the St. Johns River and visit the annual Florida Azalea Festival. View the many murals in town, as well as the spectacular grounds of Ravine Gardens State Park, a 146-acre nature area built by the CCC as a WPA project in the 1930s. The park includes more than 5,000 Azaleas that will be in bloom. The 6 km trail in town is 1A, on city sidewalks and suitable for strollers / wheelchairs. The 11 km trail and 5 km option in Ravine Gardens State Park are rated 2C, with some moderate hills, stair climbing and narrow dirt trails on a significant part of the route (2 miles).Register between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to walk a 5 km (Ravine Gardens), 6 km (Town) or 11 km route (Both). The walks are at your own pace and not timed. We provide detailed walk instructions, a map, and a start number. Please check-in at the finish when you return to stamp your books and turn in your startccard so we know you have completed the event.

conditions for the event

Rating: 2C, Distance: 5, 10km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Hard

Wheelchairs: No

Event information

There is a $4 (cash) fee covering administrative costs for the event and for the AVA/IVV event stamp used to sanction/record the event. An additional $2.00 (cash) is required at the Ravine Gardens entrance to walk the grounds. No refunds are provided after the start of the walk.Participants walk at their own pace, normally taking about 1 hour for 3 miles (5 kilometers) and 2-2.5 hours for 6.8 miles (11 kilometers). The completion time is prior to 1 pm.


how to get to the event

Driving to the start

Quality Inns & Suites - Riverfront -- 201 North 1st Street, Palatka, FL 32177 From the SOUTH: Take I-95 to Exit 273. Drive North on US 1 for 20 miles going through Bunnell to FL Hwy 100. Turn right onto FL Hwy 100. [OR, use I-95 Exit 284 to FL Hwy 100 directly, and drive West to Bunnell.] Continue another 24 miles on FL Hwy 100 to Rte 17, North. Continue on Rte 17 crossing the St. John?s River Memorial Bridge. Turn Right immediately after crossing the bridge, the hotel is on your right. From the NORTH, Exit 311 off I-95 to FL Hwy 207 for 20 miles to Rte 17, then as above.

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Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront Palatka

event sponsor

Happy Wanderers (AVA-0717)

Event website: www.happywanderersfl.org

point of contact

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