Learn about turpentining at Topsail Jan. 2

December 14, 2009

Leda Suydan, Park Service Specialist at Topsail Hill Preserve explains the cat face used to dip sap from pine trees. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors
Leda Suydan, Park Service Specialist at Topsail Hill Preserve explains the cat face used to dip sap from pine trees. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Be a part of a turpentine crew as you head out to the piney woods

10:00 a.m. – Be part of the turpentining crew as they go out into the piney woods and earn their daily babbits (or tokens good only at the company store).  Skeeter and Boss Blake will make sure to show all greenhorns how to dip sap, chip boxes and spend babbits.

Meet at the  Day-Use entrance off of Hwy 30A and take ride on the tram and a short walk with park staff to the turpentine camp.

Topsail Hill State Preserve is located just south of U.S. Hwy. 98 on the western end of Scenic 30A.

A $3.00 entrance fee is required. For more information call 850-267-8330. For more info: www.floridastateparks.org/topsailhill