Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve, Jacksonville

4.4
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Park
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4.6
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  • As Fort Caroline was still closed, we just explored Red, Black & Green trails at Spanish Pond entrance. Most parts of trails have shade and easy to walk. Feeling fantastic to see crabs, snoonbil...  more »
  • This preserve is part of the National Park Service and includes several other attractions. It is a place where one can boat or fish, however one needs to adhere to state licensing and regulations...  more »
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  • I love these trails. My kids and I come out here at least twice a month. I would definitely recommend bringing plenty of water and bug spray but it's definitely a good place to get a few miles of walking in while looking at nature.
  • Absolutely adore this place. It’s FREE parking and admission. It includes Kingsley Plantation and Fort Caroline. Over 6,000 years of history here. You can hike the trails that the Timucuan Indians use to walk. It’s right along the St. John’s River and salt marshes. Lots of beautiful hardwood hammocks also. We love to picnic here or bring our pups. You can see dolphins on good days. The Timucuan Preserve Visitor Center is really nice. Lots of exhibits to see and learn about the rich, local history. They also have a gift shop/bookstore. There are picnic tables scattered throughout mostly by the visitors center. The trails are pretty easy except for some places you need to watch out for. Bring plenty of bug spray. we use peppermint oil or basil oil, even for the pups. They have a Timucuan Village that shows the huts the Indians’ used and some oyster mounds. Fort Caroline National Memorial has cannons and a small fort on the river. We spend about 3-4 hours here and always something different. Highly recommend!
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