Jacksonville’s Florida State Parks Offer History, Nature and Culture

Florida is a state rich in history and culture, as well as nature and outdoor adventure. And within a small radius of Jacksonville, you can participate in all of this! Florida’s State Parks bring together history, nature and culture, where you can hike, learn, picnic, swim and more. Every park offers something a little different, so depending on the ages of your family or group and the activities you want to do, you may need to research each park on the Florida State Parks website to see what you can do at each. For History · Fort Clinch State Park: This park features the cannons and grounds of a Civil War fort, where visitors can learn about the life of

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4 Family Bike Rides Near Jacksonville’s River Hollow Community

The number of bicyclists, who use their bikes to get to school, work or around town, has grown over the past 20 years. With nearly half of all trips out of the home within two miles, it can be easy to switch to a bike for some people. For others, their commute may not allow for it on a daily basis. However, bicycling can be fun and is a healthy alternative to driving, especially if you aren’t going far or are just looking for a weekend activity for the family. Even if you only ride occasionally, bicycling allows you to get exercise, fresh air and spend time with your loved ones on family (or friend) rides. Here are four family-friendly

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Benefits of Outdoor Recreation in Jacksonville

Fresh air. Sunshine. Exercise. There are so many reasons to spend time in the outdoors. But what exactly are some of the benefits you can gain from participating in outdoor recreation? Research says that people who live near natural environments – and take advantage of that proximity through spending time outdoors – are often healthier and happier overall. Physical: Whether you work out alone or in a group, by taking your workout outside the gym or home, you can find new or different fitness activities. Build different muscles, get your heart rate up and breathe in that fresh air. Social: When you start doing some outdoor activities, you may find they are more fun with friends and family – and

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