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.
Activities by Map
- New France and the River of May (5/9/2015) - It was May 1562 when Jean Ribault directed his fleet to the mouth of a great river in the New World. Disembarking to scale a prominent bluff, he declared the land for France and the waterway "The River of May." There was only one problem: the Spanish had claimed the land for themselves.
- Susan Turner awarded 2014 Adventurer of the Year (7/10/2014) - Jacksonville hiker Susan "Hammock Hanger" Turner received the 2014 Adventurer of the Year Award at the Trail Dames Summit in Boone, North Carolina this June.
- Welcoming REI to Florida (3/5/2013) - For backpacking gear, REI can't be beat, and so we're thrilled to welcome their first Florida store to Jacksonville, attending a pre-Grand Opening special event on Feb 28.