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.
Did you know Amelia Island is the gateway to the Great Florida Birding Trail? On Earth Day, what better time to share some of Amelia Island’s natural splendor? Throughout the day Painted Buntings and Indigo Buntings frequented a backyard feeder in Fernandina Beach. A beautiful sight, the vivid colors of these buntings will surprise the novice seeing them for the first time.
Right whales, one of the world’s most endangered marine animals, arrive in the Atlantic around Amelia Island, Florida annually during winter’s calving season. North Atlantic right whales may be spotted by mariners off shore beginning in early December, and a mother and calf have already been spotted about 12 miles off Amelia Island’s coast. Pregnant right whales make a long journey — more than 1,000 miles from the cold waters of Canada and America’s New England — to warmer waters in Georgia and northeast Florida.
Telltale signs of seasonal changes are evident around the seaside landscape. Coastal nature tells the story of winter’s approach on this northeast Florida barrier island. It’s been flurrying around Amelia Island, especially near Egans Greenway in Fernandina Beach. Have you seen the white flurries floating on the breeze, crossing from one side of the Greenway to the other? A sea island’s “snow.”
October’s beautiful weather is an ideal month to get outdoors! It’s “Florida Greenways and Trails Month,” a time to highlight the many outdoor recreational opportunities available in the Sunshine State. Here in the Amelia Island area of northeast Florida, there are wonderful natural areas for hiking, biking, and nature observation. Visit Fort Clinch State Park, Egans Greenway, Amelia Island State Park, and just off the southern tip of Amelia, the Talbot Islands.
- 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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