Easy Eastern Coast Circuit 2019-20

Easy Eastern Coast Circuit

Circuit Leader

Carolyn Bradley 518-441-6468 or carolynb28@gmail.com

This circuit will start in Hoosick Falls, NY on October 1, 2019 will follow along the east coast down to Florida ending on the Gulf Coast.  Highlights include the visits to NYC, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, the Atlantic Boardwalk, Charleston and Savannah, with many others along the way.  Activities will include hiking, biking, kayaking and of course sightseeing. The number of participants will need to be limited to 10 to 12 as the number of sites available at most of the stops that are Moose or Elk Lodges.  It is also strongly recommended that you have an Elks and Moose membership. In addition to the gatherings listed, plans are to add one more to extend the circuit to March 13, 2020.  Please note that some locations require reservations, so please make them as soon as possible.  Carolyn Bradley is the Leader for this circuit.   If you want to join the circuit, please contact her at 518 441-6468 or at carolynb28@gmail.com.  


Punta Gorda, FL

January 10, 2020 to January 17, 2020
Activity Ideas

Lots of activities and shopping here with Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte close by.
Fort Myers: Fleamaster flea market, Edison-Ford Museum ($), Camping World, Manatee Park, Sanibel Island & Darling Wildlife Refuge (drive or bike). Punta Gorda: Gilchrist Park music jamming, Tuesday & Thursday starting about 5:30-8:30 bluegrass & oldies, dance; lots of biking along waterfront. Also, free shooting range at Webb WMA.

Parking Location

Webb/Babcock Wildlife Management Area

Directions and Other Information

Cecil Webb WMA [Wildlife Management Area] Punta Gorda area, I-75, exit 158. Go east on Tuckers Grade for 0.2 mi. Turn right at entrance gate. – Fee – ($27 annual non-resident permit covers all WMA areas – If you are a senior AND a resident Florida, you do NOT need a permit. ALL OTHER campers should have a State of Florida Fish & Wildlife Recreation Permit, available from sporting goods stores and Wal-Mart (hunting & fishing counter) for $27. It’s good for one year. This year, even though there is not a charge for the campsite, RESERVATIONS NEED TO BE MADE ASAP AT https:/myfwc.com/recreation/lead/babcockwebb/things-to-do/camping/

Once at this website, the permit application can be found under the “Small Game Hunting Season” Book Now link. No fees, but you will get an email with a form that is to be displayed in your RV.

GPS Coordinates

26.857982, -81.962449Click on link to see Google Map


Kenansville, FL

January 17, 2020 to January 24, 2020
Activity Ideas

Hiking, FL National Scenic Trail, bird watching, boondocking in the woods, playing games, community potlucks, Kissimmee Swamp Tours

Parking Location

Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area

Directions and Other Information

From US 441 at Kenansville, take FL Hwy 523 (Canoe Creek Road) 11 miles NW. Park entrance is on the left (west) – at intersection of FL Hwy 523 & Rd 5B.
If you are a senior AND a resident Florida, you do NOT need a permit. ALL OTHER campers should have a State of Florida Fish & Wildlife Recreation Permit, available from sporting goods stores and Wal-Mart (hunting & fishing counter) for $27. It’s good for one year and officials here have occasionally stopped individuals and demanded to see their permit. Basically, there is no camping time limit, just hunting season restrictions.
Nearest dump and water and propane: 8.5 miles south of Three Lakes WMA is at Lake Marian Paradise Marina & RV Resort 901 Arnold Road, Kenansville, FL 34739;
This is a wide-open field with lots of RVs, about 35 miles south of the Orlando area. It is a very popular spot with nearly unlimited space. No reservations are required.

GPS Coordinates

N27.92751, W81.12407Click on link to see Google Map


Okeechobee, FL

January 24, 2020 to January 31, 2020
Activity Ideas

Golfing, Seminole Casino, Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, boat rentals, airboat tours, kayaking, Arnold’s Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center

Parking Location

Moose Lodge #1753, 159 NW 36th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Rates 30A-$7; 50A-$12; Boondocking donation

GPS Coordinates

N27.27925, W80.83056Click on link to see Google Map


Fruitland Park, FL

January 31 – February 7, 2020
Hosts

Hosts needed

Activity Ideas

Bourlay Nature Park, Venetian Gardens, Pacquette’s Tractor Museum, Seminole State Forest, dancing in the Villages, Hiking, Kayaking, fishing, Lake Griffin State Park, show at Old Millhouse in the Villages

Parking Location

Windy Acres, 1350 Miller Blvd. Fruitland Park, FL
352-408-7308 cell, 352-728-4504 (leave a message)
Don@windyacresfestivities.com

Directions and Other Information

$10/night dry camping, 20 acres, 2 bathrooms, 2 showers, no campfires, pets are welcome on leash, no dump station

GPS Coordinates

N 28.812472, W81.928679Click on link to see Google Map


Valrico, FL

February 7, 2020 to February 21, 2020
Activity Ideas

Busch Gardens, Florida Aquarium, Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Big Cat Rescue, Adventure Island Water Park, Hillsborough State Park, Historic Ybor City, Henry B. Plant Museum, near Tampa with lots of shopping and other things to do.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge #1880, 804 S. Miller Road, Valrico, FL 33594

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Water available on site, dump nearby, $10 donation-dry camping, no time limit, guests are welcome. There have a few electrical hookup sites.

GPS Coordinates

27.926539, -82.244619Click on link to see Google Map


Tallahassee, FL

February 21, 2020 to February 28, 2020
Activity Ideas

Tallahassee’s Public Art on the Map, Cascades Park, Frenchtown, John G. Riley House, and Museum, Bradfordville, Blues Club, Capital City Tours, 22nd floor of Capitol Observatory, lots of hiking trails in the area, many State Parks to kayak in also.

Parking Location

Parking Location Moose Center #1075 850-575-4226, 1478 Capital Circle NW, Tallahassee, FL 32304

Directions and Other Information

Use the address or GPS coordinates. 6 sites with electric 30 amps & water plus large area for boondocking, first come, first serve, can handle our group.

GPS Coordinates

N30.46652, W84.36135Click on link to see Google Map


Pensacola, FL

February 28, 2020 to March 6, 2020
Activity Ideas

Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas, Pensacola Lighthouse, Pensacola Hop On Hop Off Bus, Boat Charters, Perdido Key State Park, Blackwater River State Recreation Area, Bayview Dog Beach plus biking, hiking and kayaking.

Parking Location

Pensacola Elks Lodge #2108, 850-455-5522, 727 S. 72nd Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32526

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. 10 sites with E 30 Amp & W, 35’ length max, dump, $15/night

GPS Coordinates

N30.40090, W87.30850Click on link to see Google Map


Franklin, AL

March 6, 2020 to March 13, 2020
Hosts

Hosts needed

Activity Ideas

Hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, pot lucks, games, campfires

Parking Location

(Core of Engineers) Isaac Creek Campground located at 5030 Lock and Dam Road Franklin, AL 36444 phone: (251)-282-4254 Make Reservations http://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232568

Directions and Other Information

It has 60 sites with electric, bathrooms, showers, laundry, fresh water and dump station. $22/24 per night, senior rate is $12/night. It is part of Alabama River Lakes located on Clairborne Lake.

GPS Coordinates

N31.6218,W-87.5499Click on link to see Google Map