On the first Saturday of the month, the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR) will host Guided Exploration Hikes. During the hikes, guests learn about the cultural history of the Guana Peninsula, as well as the natural biodiversity of the research reserve. A GTM naturalist will lead the hike and discuss the peninsula’s 5,000 years of human history, including how Native Americans made use of the estuarine resources, what European plantation life was like, and current efforts to save the estuary’s resources. The 2.2-mile hike follows the GTM Research Reserve’s yellow trail and takes approximately two hours. The event is free, but reservations are required since participation is limited. There is also a $3 per vehicle parking fee. An annual parking pass is available for $50 and can be purchased online. To purchase an annual GTM Research Reserve parking pass, visit here. To reserve a spot on the Guided Exploration Hike, call (904) 823-4500 or visit here.