Get out and enjoy nature as there are many scenic hiking and bike trails in Jacksonville. The area has so much to offer nature enthusiasts, from the spectacular wildlife to the pure Florida sunshine.
Cradle Creek Preserve, the newest of Jacksonville Beachs parks, is 43.3-acres of primarily undisturbed land along the Intracoastal Waterway. You can explore this special place by walking a system of nature trails and elevated boardwalks. Pause and enjoy the panoramic views from the observation platform overlooking Pablo Creek Estuary or from the canoe and kayak landing pier.
This amazing park has over 500 acres of wetlands, hiking and biking trails, observation decks to see all of the best scenery in the park and more. There are playgrounds for kids, and a special play area for dogs.
Mandarin Park is located on Julington Creek in the Mandarin section of southeast Jacksonville. You'll find wonderful nature trails, a playground for the kids, covered picnic areas, and lots of wide open space to bike.
Located on the sandy shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Hanna Park boasts sunny beaches, freshwater lakes, and wooded campsites. The park features 1.5 miles of sandy beaches.
If you like to hike, indulge yourself in the great outdoors by hiking one of five trail loops within the Black Creek Ravines Conservation Area. You will find 2.7 miles of shoreline along Black Creek.
The Clarke House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was originally built in the early 1900’s by William Clarke. It is now a popular meeting place for the Historical Society of Orange Park. The amazing park includes a large playground, sand volleyball court, nature trails, gardens, lake, pavilions, grills, and numerous beautiful oak trees.