Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

Moat of Fort Caroline National Memorial, Florida

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Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

  • Where is it?: – Jacksonville, FLEcological & Historic Preserve
  • Special Topics: Endangered Species
  • Recreation Activities: Educational Programs · Fishing · Hiking · Wildlife Viewing

Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve is situated on one of the last remaining unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic coast. Here you can explore and discover human history dating back around 6,000 years, as well as enjoy the beautiful salt marshes, hardwood hammocks and coastal dunes. The Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve also incorporates Fort Caroline National Memorial (where the French lived, briefly, during the 16th century) and Kingsley Plantation (find out all about life on a 19th century Florida plantation and the lives of the hundreds of slaves who lived there).

Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve also contains miles and miles of peaceful woodland trails, grasslands and an abundance of land and water animals. It’s just a wonderful place to visit, hike, fish and watch the wildlife going about it’s daily business. In the summer it’s hot and humid and be prepared for afternoon thunderstorms. It does cool down in the winter, but doesn’t often dip below freezing.

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You really can learn a lot on a trip here . . . but this type of learning is fun isn’t it? It really is fascinating stuff.

Great isn’t it?