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Hiking Timucuan Preserve

Visit one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast that covers a 46,000-acre area and was designated by Congress in 1988 to protect the complex salt marsh/estuarine ecosystem and historic and prehistoric sites between the lower St. Johns and Nassau Rivers. Public lands within the Preserve are administered by the National Park Service, the State of Florida, the City of Jacksonville, and the United States Navy. Discover 6,000 years of human history and experience the beauty of salt marshes, coastal dunes, and hardwood hammocks.

For more information, click here: http://www.nps.gov/foca/index.htm

Park in the Timucuan Preserve/Fort Caroline National Memorial Visitor Center parking lot.  We will then hike out to the bird observation platform and back, for a total of about 2.5 miles.  To view the area trail map, click here: http://www.nps.gov/timu/planyourvisit/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=107089.

We will meet at the Panera Bread at 4403 Roosevelt Blvd to figure out carpooling needs.  The drive to the hike will be about 40 miles round trip and we will share the cost of gas. Bring bug spray, water, and maybe a snack.

If you prefer to meet us there, get directions here: http://goo.gl/maps/kt8kn.  The address is 12713 Fort Caroline Road.  We should arrive there around 9:15am.

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  • David F.

    I have enjoyed hikes before but this hike was the best ever. Was a manatee in the river. Spanish Lake with the birds. Great trails, viewing platform and most of all great group of hikers.

    1 · May 1, 2014

  • Michael

    What a great morning..... A perfect Spring day with totally enjoyable company and new things to learn about and see. I am already looking forward to ging back again to the bird platform and the views of the Spanish Lake .....with blooming water lillies and the wetland sounds of wildlife

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Jeff P.

    Beautiful Day. No Bugs. Great Company. Saw a Manatee and a Bald Eagle among other critters.

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • John

    I was going to go, but things came up, I do really hope to attend one of the future meetups, really interested in getting to know you guys.

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Jeff P.

    1 minute I'll be there

    April 26, 2014

  • Michael

    Since I live at the beach, I will see you guys there at 9:15 ... if anyone wants a ride from the beach let me know. Looks like it is going to be a perfect day.

    April 26, 2014

  • Stephen M.

    I cannot go either...I need to cover the oncall schedule..

    April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry...been a horrible night at work

    April 26, 2014

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