Join in for a multitude of special events and activities that are free with admission the MacArthur Beach State Park. Every day, the staff at MacArthur has a program designed to educate and entertain. Ongoing programs include daily nature walks, embarking at 10 a.m., where visitors can explore the entirety of the park, from the maritime hammock to beach. The popular Butterfly Walks trek through the hardwood maritime hammock, which is home to a number of butterfly species as well as endangered and threatened flora and fauna.
On the second and third Sunday of each month, MacArthur comes alive with the sounds of guitar, fiddle, mandolin and banjo pickin’ as the park hosts Bluegrass in the Amphitheatre. A treat for anyone who enjoys a good ole hootenanny, the Conch Stomp Band, Willie Allen and Jerry Axelrod, as well as Nathan Rich and the “Untold Riches” jam acoustic sets in a porch-like setting at the welcome center’s amphitheater. These are some of the best-unplugged concerts in PBC.
The Bird Walks are a great chance for the amateur and novice birder to get acquainted with the avian species flocking to MacArthur. Join a park specialist as he or she walks folks, stealthily, through the park, binocs in hand, looking out for some feathered friends.
- Reservations are required; call 561-624-6970 for dates, time and RSVP, free with park admission.
For the kiddies and tourist, the animal feedings and snake talks at the nature center are big hits. Every weekend at 11 a.m., MacArthur rangers feed the animals that call the nature center home for a new take on dinner theater. On Sundays at 3 p.m., following the snake feeding, MacArthur rangers lead a discussion about the native snake species found within the park, shedding some of the mystery behind these often-misunderstood reptiles.
- For more information, call 561-624-6952 or visit macarthurbeach.org.