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Hiking Little Talbot Island

With more than five miles of beautiful, white sandy beaches, Little Talbot Island is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands in Northeast Florida. Maritime forests, desert-like dunes and undisturbed salt marshes on the western side of the island allow for hours of nature study and relaxation. The diverse habitats in the park host a wealth of wildlife for viewing, including river otters, marsh rabbits, bobcats and a variety of native and migratory birds. Once we arrive at the park, parking is $5 per vehicle and then we will make our way to the Dune Ridge Trail, which winds four miles through five distinct natural communities. Leashed pets are welcome in the park.

We will meet in the parking lot of the Panera Bread located at 4403 Roosevelt Blvd and figure out carpooling needs. The drive to the hike will be about 60 miles round trip and we will share the cost of gas. Bring bug spray, water, and maybe a snack.  If there is interest we can go out to lunch afterwards as a group.

If you prefer to meet us there, we should arrive at the park around 9:30am.  Get directions here: http://tinyurl.com/mconbvt

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  • Billy T.

    Great 1st outing for me. I look forward to many more events.

    October 5, 2013

  • Bradley S.

    I really enjoyed the walk. I liked that it was half in the wooded area and half along the beach. The weather couldn't have been any better.

    October 5, 2013

  • David F.

    A bit of a drive but well worth it. Great day for a Hike.

    October 5, 2013

  • Anthony H.

    Beautiful hike! Great weather & great company! I look forward to next weekend. Hope to see everyone.

    October 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a nice dY and the weather was great, Joe did a great job organizing the event and the guys an girl were great company.

    October 5, 2013

  • David A.

    The hike was good, the company better, and the mosquitoes amazing!

    October 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will meet you guys there!

    October 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Like you David I desperately want to be partnof the group, but ill follow your advice and hold off.i hope it won't exclude me from the group.

    October 4, 2013

    • David F.

      Andrew Don't worry about missing this event there will be others. The important things right now is for you to get your strength back and before you know it you will be joining us for an event.

      October 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I recently recovered from 2months in the hospital, im not on oxygen or anything but im told I may slow the group down,im being told I should decline. I thnk I could make it by my friend says he thinks I can't. is it fast moving no breakes and I would hold the group back?

    October 4, 2013

    • David F.

      Most hikes are on good trails but there are challenges like walking in uneven ground, tree roots, going over logs, going around or throw mud puddles, muddy or sandy trails jumping over small creeks walk on a log crossing a creek. Only you know what your limits are.

      October 4, 2013

    • David F.

      Andrew I too was in the hospital although i want to go to a simple event (Zoo) i felt that perhaps it is too soon after being in the hospital. I sure those on the event would had helps me if needed but I knew it would not it be fair to them stop enjoying the event to take care of my needs. Give yourself some time to recover.

      October 4, 2013

  • Anthony H.

    I will meet everyone at the park.

    October 4, 2013

  • Bernie C.

    Joe - what time do you expect to be done with this hike and back to the parking lot? Is this a half day or full day event?

    September 23, 2013

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