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Press Release

Stop to Smell the Flowers at DeSoto Resort State Park’s 16th Annual Wildflower Saturday

April 25, 2008

CONTACT: Brittney L. McAlister-Hughes
256-845-0051
 
 
Spring is in full bloom at DeSoto Resort State Park in Ft. Payne, Alabama. Take advantage of the beautiful flowers and plants, hiking trails, and delicious food during the park’s 16th Annual Wildlflower Saturday on  May 3, 2008 from 7 a.m. - until. There will be three hikes to choose from at three different times – The Azalea Cascade Hike, The Rhododendron Trail Hike, and The Little River Hike – all beginning at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The hike schedule allows for guests to participate in all three hikes if desired.
 
Start with a hardy breakfast buffet in the DeSoto Resort State Park Lodge before beginning the first hike of the day which starts at 9 a.m. After the morning hike, break for lunch at the lodge before starting the afternoon hikes. Afterward, the Lodge will offer a dinner buffet at 6:30 p.m. followed with a presentation by herbalist Darryl Patton at 7:15 p.m.
 
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.