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A1A Ocean Islands Trail, Florida Scenic Highway, Amelia Island Plantation, Photo courtesy of Amelia Island Conventions and Visitors Bureau

Jax Beach to Fernandina: The A1A Ocean Islands Trail

Along the A1A Ocean Islands Trail Jacksonville’s Beaches | Mayport | Broward House | Kingsley Plantation | Big Talbot | Downtown Fernandina Marlin & Barrel Distillery in Fernandina | The Pétanque Courts of Fernandina | American Beach: Under the Blue Bottle Tree with Marsha Dean Phelts | Amelia Island Culinary Academy | Amelia Island Downtown Tasting Tour | The First Coast’s Only AAA Five Diamond Restaurant: Salt at Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island   Every place has a story, stitched together with humble beginnings and historic figures to create a living narrative. In very few places can you travel along a timeline of a region’s history as it unfolds before you. The …

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Neighborhood: Ft. George – Sisters Creek

is one of the many waterways in northeast Jacksonville worth exploring by boat or kayak. Sisters Creek, , and are all tributaries to the St. Johns River located in the final stretch of the river’s 310-mile journey. These tidally-influenced, marshy creeks are part of one of the most ecologically-productive sections of our river. The creeks and their surrounding wetlands are home to unique plant and animal communities that thrive in the brackish water, a mixture of fresh and salty seawater, of the estuary. Many fish and animals rely on the estuary section of the St. Johns for food, places to …

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