If you’re the nostalgic type, stroll along the weathered wood boardwalk that has been at Fernandina’s Main Beach park for at least 20 years. Enjoy the existing beachscape as it is during the summer of 2013, since change is coming to Main Beach Park after Labor Day.
Bike riding has become one of the most popular leisure (and fitness) activities on Amelia Island in northeast Florida enjoyed by visitors and residents alike. Natural areas for biking are on the beach around low tide, Egans Greenway and within Fort Clinch State Park. BUT WAIT! An exciting new trail debuts in May 2013. The “Amelia Island Trail,” a 6 mile biking and pedestrian trail (off-road, paved, 10-feet wide), is ready for action.
The festivities in Fernandina have already begun with the Shrimp Festival Parade held April 27th. See Amelia Island Living’s photo gallery of parade highlights featuring 40 images. The 50th Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival is May 3-5, 2013. A “Shrimp Boat Sunset Concert” is a new feature this year, Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 6 pm.
Nassau County, Florida residents are invited to free plant clinics (bring plant samples showing problems in landscapes for solutions). Want advice on plant selections so your garden blooms in the Spring, Summer and Fall? Free gardening clinic on perennials. Also, a fun workshop to build a rain barrel for your yard. The bi-annual plant sale will be held on May 18, 2013.
A Spanish ship that sunk in 1715, the San Miguel, is actually one of the richest treasure ships yet to be found. Its cargo is estimated to be worth a cool $2 billion. It may be sunk off the southend of Amelia Island. Amelia Research & Recovery has ambitious plans to search for this buried treasure this summer off the southernmost shores of Amelia Island, Florida.
- Change Coming To Fernandina’s Boardwalk By The Sea, Main Beach Park 05/14/2013
- Bike, Hike, Run on New 6.2 Mile Amelia Island Trail 05/10/2013
- Fernandina’s 50th SHRIMP FESTIVAL 2013 Parade Highlights: Photo Gallery 04/29/2013
- Nassau County, Florida Extension’s May 2013 Gardening Clinics 04/28/2013
- Amelia Island Treasure Hunters: In Search of The San Miguel. Buried Treasure Worth $2 Billion 04/23/2013
- Amelia Island Affluence: Average Household Income $80,000, Net Worth $700,000 04/23/2013
- Amelia Island’s Colorful Visitors: Indigo and Painted Buntings 04/22/2013
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