Explore Nature & the Outdoors
With the largest urban park system, Jacksonville beckons outdoor enthusiasts. Hike, bike, kayak or simply bask in the sunshine and fresh air at parks scattered throughout the region. There are more than 80,000 acres to explore!
- Take a hike in the 46,000 acre Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve. The historical sites and marked trails provide more than just a walk in the woods.
- Watch the sunrise from any point on our picturesque coast.
- Wake up to the birds chirping outside your campsite. Jacksonville's large park's system offered wooded campsite, as well as beachfront views from your tent.
- Get out on the water with Backwater Fishing Adventures, offering vistitor bird watching and photo safaris tours.
- Picnic beachfront at Hanna Park, one of the city's most-loved parks, with miles of wooded trails, splash ground and playground for children and wide, sandy beaches.
- Sit creek-side and have a fish fry at Groove and Grub nights, hosted by Kayak Amelia at Long Island Outfitters. There's music and food on the marsh; held every third Saturday from February to November.
- Enjoy a favorite movie outdoor under the stars. Grab a blanket or camping chair and your best picnic basket (or a favorite take-out order) for Movies in the Park, held in Downtown, or Moonlight Movies at the Beach, held over the spring and summer annually.
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