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Thursday, August 4, 2022

‘Kayak & Koffee’ event heading to Tomoka River Paddling Trail on August 13

The Marion County Parks and Recreation Department’s popular kayaking program is returning this month with a trip down the Tomoka River Paddling Trail.

The event, which is part of the Kayak & Koffee series, will be held on Saturday, August 13. Participants will meet at Brick City Adventure Park (1211 SE 22nd Road in Ocala) at 7:45 a.m., and transportation will then be provided to the event.

After enjoying coffee and light refreshments, the participating kayakers will enjoy a scenic ride on the river. The event is open to anyone ages 15 and up, and beginners are welcome.

According to the parks and recreation department, spots are filling up quickly. There is a $50 fee per participant, and all kayaks and gear will be provided. The fee will be lowered to $25 for any participants who bring their own kayak equipment.

Everyone is encouraged to bring bug spray, sunscreen, and a bottle of water. Weather-appropriate clothing and a hat are also recommended.

For more information, or to register, visit the Kayak & Koffee event webpage or call 352-671-8560.