Hike the City of Jacksonville Dutton Island Preserve
Oct 13, 2012
Join us on Sierra Club’s next “2nd Saturdays Outing” as part of the City of Jacksonville People + Parks Connection. We’ll hike some of Dutton Island Preserve’s meandering nature trails and visit wildlife observation stations. We’ll start in the eastern part of the preserve. More passively developed, it consists of about 100 acres with easily walkable trails that take you through magnificent pine and oak forests. The western part of the preserve, on the 42-acre island, is developed with more facilities and operated by Atlantic Beach Parks – we’ll go there in the second part of the outing.
Bring water, sun screen, bug spray, a hat and a snack if you like. This outing may take 1½ to 2 hours. After our walk, feel free to stay to fish (need license & gear), picnic, walk more trails or put your kayak into the marsh.
This preserve was acquired by Preservation Project Jacksonville.
Northeast Florida Group
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Location: 793 Dutton Island Road West, Atlantic Beach, FL 32223 (stop first here, on the right before you cross over the marsh—we’ll relocate to the more western part of the preserve for more fun later in the outing). Directions: north of Atlantic Blvd just east of the Intracoastal Waterway, turn west off Mayport Road onto Dutton Island Drive.
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