Mayport Village: A glimpse of lost time

Over 450 years of history has left its mark on a Jacksonville fishing village that sits on a busy, watery corner where the St. Johns River meets the ocean. … More Mayport Village: A glimpse of lost time

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Gold Head: Finding peace in sandhills

The road past the ranger station leads to a 2,366-acre park positioned on the Central Florida Ridge, an area filled with rolling pine sandhills. The ridge is all that remains of dunes that were formed over thousands of years by the rise and fall of sea levels. … More Gold Head: Finding peace in sandhills

Bayard Conservation Area: Solitude on the busiest of days

At the southern entrance of the Bayard Conservation Area, oak trees standing tall in the sky boast full leaves of light and dark greens. The forest’s verdant canopy screens bushes and creatures below from the midday sun, sparing just enough light on the forest floor for visitors to make their way through its trails. … More Bayard Conservation Area: Solitude on the busiest of days

Okefenokee Swamp: “There’s no other place in the world like the Okefenokee.”

The glossy black water of the Okefenokee Swamp resembled oil – black and calm enough to create a mirror image of the Spanish-moss-draped cypress trees that surrounded the entire swamp. It is a place of subtle but breathtaking beauty and one that can only be fully explored by boat as a companion. … More Okefenokee Swamp: “There’s no other place in the world like the Okefenokee.”