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