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Dates: 1/2/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Jacksonville, FL
Event Name: Fort Caroline
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 106473 2017/Y1524
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K & 10K - 1C
Description: Daily 9am-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. Start/Walk box located inside VC behind Ranger's desk. Visit www.nps.gov/timu. Fort Caroline memorializes the short-lived French presence in sixteenth century Florida. Here you will find stories of exploration, survival, religious disputes, territorial battles, and first contact between American Indians and Europeans. Located at Fort Caroline National Memorial, the Timucuan Preserve visitor center hosts the exhibit "Where the Waters Meet." This exhibit showcases the richness of the environment in northeast Florida and how humans have interacted with this environment for thousands of years. The Visitor Center hosts a bookstore and information desk, and activities are available to do while exploring the exhibits.
Amenities: Strollers: None | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Boardwalks, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Honoring Our Flag, National Parks Centennial Challenge, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, Trekking With the Trees, Walking America's Ports of Call, Walking the USA A - Z, You'll Never Walk Alone
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Location: Timucuan Preserve at Ft Caroline Natl Memorial VC
Start Point / Driving Directions: 12713 Ft Caroline, (904)641-7155. S on I-95, exit I-295 (Exit 362). I-295 crosses St Johns River via Napoleon Bonaparte Broward bridge at Dames Point. Exit at Monument, follow brown signs to left, travel to Ft Caroline. Right, follow Ft Caroline curves to left at bottom of hill. Entrance to Ft Caroline Natl Memorial ahead, on left. N on I-95, leave at I-295 (Exit 337). Follow I-295 to Monument, follow directions above.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments:
Host Club: First Coast Trail Forgers Walking Club
Contact: David Yarbrough (904) 230-6436
Website: www.FirstCoastTrailForgersWalkingClub.org
E-Mail Contact: gatour@earthlink.net