BIG TALBOT ISLAND STATE PARK
12157 Heckscher Dr., A1A, Ft. George Island, 251-2320
Five separate hiking trails on a sea island with diverse habitats, ideal for photography and birdwatching.
BLACK CREEK PARK & TRAIL
Green Cove Springs/Fleming Island, 386-329-4404
It’s the staging area for a 7-mile pedestrian/bicycle trail along U.S. 17.
EGAN’S CREEK GREENWAY
2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, 277-7350
Grass-covered, mosquito-controlled roads can be used for walking or bicycling. A spot for birdwatchers, open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; leashed dogs allowed.
FAVER-DYKES STATE PARK
South of St. Augustine at I-95 & U.S. 1, 794-0997
Two 5-mile hiking trails, several miles of land available for hiking, and a dock for launching canoes and kayaks.
FLORIDA NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL
352-378-8823, 877-445-3352, floridatrail.org
More than 1,400 miles of continuous trail from Gulf Island National Seashore near Pensacola to Big Cyprus National Preserve near Miami and Naples. A portion of the Florida Trail is in the southwestern quadrant of Clay County.
GUANA TOLOMATO MATANZAS RESERVE
South Ponte Vedra Beach on A1A, 823-4500
Hiking and biking along 9-plus miles of nature trails and old service roads through the interior of the reserve.
2 Imeson Rd., Jacksonville, 573-2498
The 14.5-mile trail (converted from abandoned rail tracks) is perfect for biking, hiking, in-line skating
KINGSLEY PLANTATION, half-mile north of Mayport Ferry Landing, Ft. George Island, 251-3537, nps.gov
A national park within Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve, Kingsley Plantation is the oldest remaining plantation house in Florida, complete with ruins of slave quarters. Free admission. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
LITTLE TALBOT ISLAND STATE PARK
S.R. A1A, Heckscher Dr., Ft. George Island, 251-2320
A 4-mile nature trail on a sea island with maritime forests, dunes and saltmarshes, just south of Big Talbot Island.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT AREA
13165 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Jacksonville, 641-7155
Part of Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve. Four miles of hiking trails over sand dunes and through maritime forests, and an observation tower.
TILLIE K. FOWLER REGIONAL PARK
Timuquana & Roosevelt Boulevard, Jacksonville
The 509-acre park has 3 miles of mixed hiking trails and two miles of off-road biking trails, through sand hills, forest and swamp. Open 5 a.m.-9 p.m.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA
4567 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Jacksonville, 620-1810
Five miles of nature trails and boardwalks through a natural preserve. Trails are open daily, sunrise to sunset.
ORTEGA RIVER RUN 2014, dailysortegariverrun.org
The annual event is a one-mile fun run (8 a.m.) and a 5-mile Grand Prix race (8:30 a.m.) March 1 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School, 4114 Oxford Ave., Ortega. Proceeds benefit scholarship students.
LIGHTHOUSE 5K & FUN RUN, lighthouse5krun.com
The 22nd annual run is 4:30 p.m. March 1 at St. Augustine Lighthouse, 81 Lighthouse Ave. The fun run is at 5:30 p.m. The course includes 3.1 miles through Lighthouse Park and Davis Shores. Register online by Feb. 28 at lighthouse5krun.com.
FINNISH LINE RUN CLUB 5K
The course starts at 1st Place Sports at the Markets at Town Center and concludes at BlackFinn American Grille, 4840 Big Island Dr., St. Johns Town Center, 6:30 p.m. March 3, 10, 17 and 24.
PRS RUNNING CLUB, 316-8