Protecting more than 3,000 acres – 2,700 acres of which are covered in swamps – Graham Swamp Preserve offers hikers a glimpse of the dense floodplain where Bulow Creek rises.
Stretching between Bunnell, Ormond Beach, Flagler Beach, the Bulow Creek basin and the southern boundary of St. Johns County, Palm Coast is a massive residential community linked by bike trails. Palm Coast addresses include the coastal community of Hammock, the original settlement in the region.
Four gentle hiking loops showcase wild spaces and cultivated grounds at Princess Place Preserve, an 1880s homestead on Pellicer Creek with a historic lodge and campground on site.
Notable for its expansive landscaped gardens under a canopy of ancient live oaks, Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is also the home of one of Florida’s rare rocky shorelines.