Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 S Tamiami Trail
Osprey FLorida 34229

Oscar Scherer State Park

Events at Oscar Scherer State Park

First Day Hike and Scavenger Hunt

The First Day Hike and Scavenger Hunt, on New Years Day starting at 9am until 2pm, is the chance for all the family to shake off the winter blues, or over indulgence of the night before, and enjoy the wonderful refreshing attributes of one of best natural parks in the area. And it’s FREE!

Hidden among six of our trails will be concealed signs for you to find. Hike the trails, find the signs, and take a photo of each one. Find them all and bring the images to the Nature Center and claim your fabulous prize!

Information on the event and where to search for Hidden Treasure will be available on the morning of the event from the Ranger Station or the Nature Center.

Participants must have –

  • The ability to follow visual and/or verbal instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion.
  • The capacity to withstand exposure to the outdoors for a minimum of 1 hour.
  • The skills to traverse uneven and unstable terrain independently or with the assistance of a companion or mobility device for at least 1 mile; hike will not exceed 12 miles in length.

Don’t forget to wear suitable hiking shoes, and bring a chair so you can stay awhile and enjoy the park!