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After work hike at Stokes Landing!

How does an after-work hike sound? Lets hike the Stokes Landing Conservation Area at 6pm, Wednesday March 20th. This hike features beautiful old oaks, a variety of wildlife and several opportunities to view the Tolomato River. Property has a picnic area and an observation tower. This property is an easy drive from Jacksonville and St. Augustine.

This is an entry level hike open to hikers with little to no hiking experience and in good physical condition. Hikers should bring 2 bottles of water, snacks, and bug-spray. Wear shoes comfortable for walking long distances (tennis shoes are usually OK). Dress appropriately for the weather.

This hike is about 2 ½ miles in length and about 90 minutes in duration. Please be prompt as we need to be back at the parking lot before nightfall! This hike is open to the public. To ensure a quality hiking experience and to stay within the practical limit of the facility, I am limiting this hike to 20 people. If the roster is full, put yourself on the waiting list as folks may cancel. I recommend shooting to get there early if you can. This property has no restrooms, so unless you are comfortable using the woods, you should hit the restroom on the way over.

Note that I may cancel this hike due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Be sure to check the meetup site prior to the hike.


GETTING THERE: Note that the "address" indicated above is not accurate. Parking area is near the end of “Lakeshore Dr., St. Augustine, fl, 32095” Best bet is to mapquest that from your starting location. Basically, you take US1 south from Jacksonville; Make a left onto Venetian Blvd., (A British Pub w/double-decker bus is on the corner); Follow Venetian as it curves slightly to the left and make a right on Old Dixie; Drive a short distance and make a left on Lakeshore Dr.; Drive almost to the end of Lakeshore and the parking area for Stokes Landing will be on the Right. There is a large sign indicating “Stokes Landing Conservation Area” and you will see our vehicles. If you are not familiar with this location, I would recommend aiming to get there about 20 minutes early.

If you have GPS, enter the following coordinates: LAT[masked]
LONG [masked]

If you have any health issues, you should write those down on a 3x5 card along with an emergency contact #. You should share any relevant health issues with the activity leader prior to the hike. The activity leader will keep your health information confidential.

Stokes Landing Conservation Area is owned and maintained by the St. Johns Water Management district. Property website: http://floridaswater.com/recreationguide/stokeslanding/

All RSVP’s will be emailed my cell phone number prior to the hike.

See you there!

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  • Nancy Burton-Berman T.

    What a great time. It was nice to meet some new people and hike in the middle of the week. As always, thanks, Bill for leading us.

    March 21, 2013

  • Don

    Zero percent rain chance was very wet. Have to learn what things really mean in Florida. Fun Time with a great group of hikers.

    March 21, 2013

  • Jayne O.

    A great group to "take a hike" with...

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for coming everyone! It was great to meet you 1st timers and great to connect with the regulars. Too bad the rain couldn't wait another half hour! Oh, well... we did great!

    March 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nice little hike & the rain didn't dampen anyone's spirits. Great to meet all of you!

      March 20, 2013

  • Cathryn

    Sorry, been feeling poorly hope to make next one

    March 20, 2013

  • Al S.

    Car problems. Not mine but gotta help a relative.

    March 20, 2013

  • Carolina

    Stuck at work, wont be able to make it :(

    March 20, 2013

  • Jayne O.

    Sounds like a great time!

    March 19, 2013

  • Al S.

    Love the Tolomato River!

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Provided no emergencies at work, I'll be there.

    March 14, 2013

  • Leslie

    Great idea, but won't be able to make it.

    March 12, 2013

  • Abby Gordon M.

    I was really looking forward to this but I seem to have contracted the plague :) Have fun!

    March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Abby, hope you feel better. Note the hike isn't until next week.

      March 12, 2013

  • Cary B

    Oooh, I may actually be able to do this one. Wed is a good night for me. I'll check the schedule.

    March 10, 2013

  • Mary R.

    Bill, this sounds perfect, but I have a diving class for my night diving certification that night. :-(

    March 10, 2013

  • Don

    Midweek treat.

    March 9, 2013

  • Don

    Midweek treat.

    March 9, 2013

  • elaine o.

    count me in

    March 9, 2013

  • elaine o.

    count me in.

    March 9, 2013

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