Jacksonville

The coastal region around Jacksonville offers many hikes along the estuaries and a handful along its beaches, as well as a surprising number of urban parks with short walks ideal for families. It is a fabulous destination for off-road biking as well as exploring bike trails, and the paddling opportunities through the marshlands are superb.

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