This is the second posting of my personal bucket list for greater Jacksonville. I know several people who have gone on Jacksonville’s own “rails-to-trails” and have loved the experience. I am a casual biker and have thought about doing this many times. The whole concept of taking abandoned-seldom-used railways and converting them to biking-hiking-walking trails is a no-brainer for those of us concerned with losing greenspace.
Once a part of the CSX railway line, the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rails to Trails is a thoroughfare for hikers, bikers, and equestrian use. The trail system, includes two separate paths: a multi-use asphalt trail for walking, jogging, in-line skating and/or biking; and a trail for horseback riding.
Along the greenway, you’ll see a diversity of natural habitats, including pine flatwoods, wetlands, and hardwood uplands. These areas attract a variety of wildlife such as songbirds, hawks, wild turkey, and white-tailed deer. The dense canopy that covers most of the trail provides shade on a sunny day and, in certain locations, even gives the illusion of traveling in a tunnel. Several rest areas with benches are provided along the route. You can make your way on this path from sunrise to sunset.
Here is a link to this fun spot: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/gwt/guide/regions/north/trails/jacksonville_baldwin.htm
Take a Saturday and get outside!
- My brother made me..
- Time to eat the donuts