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    The Homestead Is Coming Back To Jacksonville Beach




    There have been a few attempts to bring the popular restaurant back to Jax Beach the last couple years but this time, we think there is some real progress and renovations to an existing restaurant have begun.

    Heres a note from the new management posted on Facebook:

    "Hello Homestead family :

    I am excited to announce that after some unanticipated delays, we will be opening the beloved Homestead Restaurant to a fabulous (new) location in Jacksonville Beach!

    The old Tomo’s Japanese Restaurant location at Penman Plaza will become our cozy, new home. For those of you who may not be locally familiar with Tomo’s, we will be centrally located in Jax Beach at Penman Plaza.

    We hope you are as excited as the Homestead team is and look forward to serving you up the old Homestead favorites as well making memories with friends in the Copper Top Pub !

    Scheduled opening is set for early 2018 – stay tuned for future details.

    Sincerely,  The Homestead"

    The Original Homestead Restaurant (Now Taco Lu):

    ...   [Read More]




    Global Diamonds Designer Trunk Show Is This Friday & Saturday




    Global Diamonds invites you to visit their showroom this Friday and Saturday, February 9 & 10 for their Valentine’s Designer Showcase. This year, they’ve curated an exclusive collection of bridal and fashion jewelry from Fana as well as well as other popular designers in the industry!

    The event is free to attend and open to the public! In addition, Global Diamonds will be offering special in store financing like 0% APR for 5 Years* and sweet treats for attendees. Make plans to attend and pick out something special for someone you love this Valentine's Day

    For more info, visit GlobalDiamondsUSA.com

    For more info, visit GlobalDiamondsUSA.com

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    THE BEACH BOYS TO PLAY THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE AND TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY




     

    On Sunday, April 15, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will proudly present pop music legends The Beach Boys live in concert. Tickets for The Beach Boys go on sale this Friday, February 9 at 10 a.m.

    You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. This band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt.

    The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. Grammy-winning songwriter Bruce Johnston, joined The Beach Boys in 1965, replacing Glenn Campbell, who filled-in for Brian Wilson, on vocals/bass, when he retired from touring. Highly regarded in his field, Johnston’s vocal work with such legendary artists as Elton John and Pink Floyd firmly established him among rock’s elite artists. Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys pla...   [Read More]




    Kanine Social Coming To Jacksonville




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Attention dogs and fellow owners!!! Do you wish you could just hang out while your pups play for a while? Well, one Jacksonville startup company is allowing customers to do just that!

    The city’s first ever dog park/coffee and beer bar will open in the spring allowing pet owners to drop off their furry friends and then relax by the beer and coffee bar.

    At Kanine Social, you can stop by the bar which will serve 25 local and regional craft beers on tap plus coffee and wine for you to savor. They will also offer doggie valets, coffee to go, and growler and crawler fills after a long day at the office.

    Kanine Social offers a wide-range of daycare options as well as a private indoor/outdoor dog park at their location, 580 College Street.

    Annual Memberships for Kanine Social are going on sale Monday, February 5 with a limited amount priced at just $200! 

    Benefits will include 

    10 free self bath passes, a $100 value Exclusive only invite events for members Members can enjoy 10% discounts on multiple services, including: daycare packages, beer and coffee, as well as rental discounts for private parties Members are granted unlimited access to...   [Read More]




    Crane Ramen Is Opening In Five Points Later This Month




    Crane Ramen will be opening a location in Five Points at 1029 Park Street. They will be located between 8th Day Tattoo and Jane Doe Boutique. They are expected to open by the end of February and are planning on having a cocktail bar at the location.

    They have another location in Gainesville which opened four years ago. Crane Ramen was Gainesville’s first craft ramen restaurant, serving scratch-made broths topped with the finest ingredients. Their dishes are also great for sharing and pair well with their signature cocktails, craft beer, or premium sake. All of their broths are made in house and take over 24 hours of slow simmering to create the rich and delicate flavors.

    Their menu will include several varieties of ramen, including market veggie miso, pork-bone broth ramen, spicy pulled pork paitan ramen and a cold ramen tossed with vegetables in a ginger dressing. Other choices include pan-fried pork dumplings, pork belly steamed buns and wok-fried chicken thighs.

    Crane Ramen will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., with the bar open with a limited menu until 2 a.m.

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    3 Story Lines Going into Jaguars Training Camp




    It’s about that time again where coolers and tailgate gear gets busted out of the garage, jerseys and hats get washed, and folks prepare to say goodbye to their significant others because the glory of the NFL is almost back! We’re headed into training camp and the Jacksonville Jaguars, by all accounts, have had a fantastic off-season. A lot of change has happened with this team and there is a buzz about this team that hasn’t been felt in a long time. The city is ready to fall in love with the Jaguars again, from all of the stadium upgrades to the positive things the team is doing in the community and the only thing that’s missing a competitive product on the field.

    To help you get amped up for training camp and for those who haven’t paid attention to any of the off-season stuff, here’s the 3 storylines to follow during camp:

    Photo Courtesy: Phil Sears - USA TODAY   1. Blake Bortles Development

    When a player is drafted in the top 10 of the NFL Draft, it’s expected that the rookie is going to produce for a team and right away. Even more so when that player is a quarterback. But GM David Caldwell is taking a different approach when it comes to rookie QB Blake Bortles. It has been said that Bortles has...   [Read More]




    MMA Main Event on September 6th @ Veterans Memorial Arena




    House Of Fame Mixed Martial Arts event will take place on September 6, 2014 in Jacksonville Florida at the Veterans Memorial Center. Doors open up at 6:30pm, event starts at 7:30pm. HOF is Honored to offer The Jacksonville Community, its' Businesses, MMA Enthusiasts, and Florida-Based Fighters High-Profile, Exciting and World-Class MMA Entertainment at the prolific Jacksonville Veteran's Memorial Arena.

    In a press confrence, Frank Morejon, a talent coordinator with the franchise said “We chose a market that was really untouched and we want to show people what real pro MMA is about. This partnership is helping us to build the sport and really put Jacksonville on the map.”  Morejon also said that House of Fame MMA is sanctioned by the Florida Boxing Commission and that it would work to recruit fighters of all levels. The game card for the Sept. 6 bout will be announced sometime in August.

    You can now purchase tickets on-line, view the fight card and get door to door directions to the venue. We look forward to your fighters support as well as the community support. Make sure you sign up for our newsletter in order to get the latest news on this event.

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    Duck Race Coming To Jacksonville In Near Future




    Organizers of the Jacksonville Duck Race told us today that ducks will go on sale August 1st on their website. At a location to be announced, the ducks will race one another and the first duck to cross the finish line will win a big cash prize. Organizers are planing on having between 7,500-10,000 ducks participate in the first annual fundraiser.

    Precedes from the event are said to benefit multiple local charities which organizers are currently securing. Ducks start off at just $5. Organizers have also noted that their will be food trucks and many other family friendly activities at the race. For more info, visit: Jaxduckrace.com

    ...   [Read More]




    Jaguars sign first-round draft pick Blake Bortles




    The Jacksonville Jaguars signed 2014 first-round draft pick Blake Bortles to a contract, the club announced this morning.  Bortles was the third overall pick in the draft and is the seventh of the club’s nine draft picks to sign a contract.

    Bortles was the third quarterback the Jaguars have drafted in the first round, and the sixth overall and highest drafted in franchise history.  The former Central Florida quarterback was the highest drafted player in school history.

    “We are excited to get Blake under contract as we finish up minicamp,” Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell said.  “Blake has progressed really well this offseason and has brought a great attitude to work each day.  He is highly competitive and very passionate about football.  He knows where he needs to get better and is willing to do the work.  He’s a down to earth guy, a blue collar guy and he just wants to be the best he can be.”

    “It’s nice to get the contract done as we head into the final part of minicamp and prepare for training camp,” Bortles said.  “I can’t thank Shad Khan, David Caldwell and Gus Bradley enough for the opportunity they have presented me...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Will Hold Football Practice at Bartram Trail High School




    JACKSONVILLE – (via jaguars.com) The Jaguars are taking training camp back to school – and into the community.

    And they’re doing it this summer in about as significant a fashion as an NFL team can do it, moving a training camp practice to a local high school.

    The Jaguars will hold one 2014 training camp practice – Monday, July 28 at 7 p.m. – at Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns County, Jaguars President Mark Lamping and General Manager David Caldwell announced Wednesday morning.

    The practice will be free and open to the public.

    “It’s just another sign that the Jaguars want to be fully integrated into the community,” Lamping said Wednesday after the announcement, which took place at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields shortly before the Jaguars’ second practice of 2014 organized team activities.

    “Sometimes, you need to take the show on the road.”

    St. Johns County Superintendent of Schools Joseph Joyner said the practice will be a huge event for the county. The NFL rebuilt Bartram Trail’s field as part of preparations for the Super Bowl at EverBank Field in February 2005.

    “There will be a big crowd,” he sa...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    2014 Food Truck Championships




    This Saturday May 17th is the 3rd Annual Food Truck Championship sponsored by Intuition Ale Works at The Jacksonville Landing from 4-9pm! Benefitting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida! Championship Categories will include: Best Taco, Best BBQ, Best Sandwich, Sweet Tooth, Most Innovative, Best Global Cuisine, People's Choice and Overall Champion.

    You can buy $1 raffle tickets at the event in order to vote for your favorite truck, all of this money goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters... They will also be giving out lots of really good prizes throughout the day for raffle ticket holders. 

    This is not a ticketed event. Entry is free and there is no cap on attendance. Bring your friends, family, children and co-workers - rain or shine! Trucks accept credit cards. Street parking is free on Saturdays. A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida. Donations are also appreciated! Live DJ! Craft Beer! Prizes! Great Food!

    ...   [Read More]




    Food Village @ One Spark Details and Times




    One Spark 2014 is right around the corner, and you might even be planning how you can be here the entire time! But have you thought about what you will eat? Don’t worry - we have you covered with amazing food in the Food Village presented by San Marco Dining District!

    This year, our Food Village will be an even bigger hotspot with more food options, seating and entertainment. We offer great food for every palate, from families and festival-fare lovers to vegetarians and foodies and everything in between. Scrumptious gourmet dining options from San Marco Dining District restaurants BB’s, Bistro Aix, The Grotto, Matthew’s and Taverna will be available. Other food vendors include these delicious options:

    Cely's Famous Food

    Up In Smoke BBQ

    Island Noodles

    Snowie Queen

    Baby's Badass Burgers Food Truck

    Firehouse Subs

    Dig Foods

    Corner Taco

    Super Food Truck

    Blue Pacific Grill and Taco Bar - One Spark After Dark Lot Only

    The Happy Grilled Cheese - One Spark After Dark Lot Only

    Gourmet Aviator - One Spark After Dark Lot Only...   [Read More]




    Ben & Jerry's Unveils a New Line & New Flavors




    BURLINGTON, Vt.- With the nation caught amidst an impressive winter, complete with polar vortexes, feet of snow in some places and a country-wide cold snap, there’s one sure sign that spring can’t be far away… Ben & Jerry’s proudly announces its brand new line with four new flavors, and the company believes it will resonate resoundingly with its “core” consumers.

    “We are always looking to make something bigger and better for our fans”

    The “Core” line is modeled off Ben & Jerry’s popular Karamel Sutra flavor. The concept includes a core center down the middle of each flavor, which in most cases perfectly compliments the two super-premium ice creams that are packed into every pint. Every Core flavor adds another component the company has become famous for: chunks, which add another layer of flavor and texture. Can you say: “Super Premi-YUM?”

    The flavors were created by Ben & Jerry’s team of Flavor Gurus at the company’s headquarters in Vermont. “We are always looking to make something bigger and better for our fans,” said the lead flavor developer, Eric Fredette. “We wanted to blow out the concept of fun flavors, c...   [Read More]




    Councilman Reggie Brown Is Trying To Get Rid Of Food Trucks Forever!




    Jacksonville Fl - Food trucks have become one of the most popular types of restaurants to hit the streets of Jacksonville over the past few years. Despite the views of the citizens and tax payers, City Councilman Reggie Brown is moving forward on an attempt to legislate food trucks out of existence in Jacksonville.​

    This Wednesday at 3pm, Councilman Reggie Brown will hold a public meeting regarding a draft ordinance that will severely limit the ability of food truck operators to conduct business in Jacksonville.

    Beside food trucks being a huge economic driver for the downtown district, they have helped bring more foot traffic to places that don't even offer food or drinks. We were under the understanding that the city was trying to get more people to visit downtown Jacksonville... It doesn't sound like it by these actions. 

    ​Sign the petition below to prevent this new ordinance from going in to order below:

    ...   [Read More]




    TACO BELL IS ROLLING OUT BREAKFAST NATIONALLY ON MARCH 27




    IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 – The wait is almost over. Taco Bell® Breakfast, which will offer the highly anticipated and revolutionary Waffle Taco, the all-in-one A.M. Crunchwrap™, and the already loved Cinnabon® Delights™, will be available in restaurants nationwide starting March 27, 2014 from 7am to 11am, or earlier.

    After breaking through and successfully introducing a variety of platforms and products – including FourthMeal®, Doritos® Locos Tacos and Cantina Bell® – Taco Bell is launching the brand’s largest, most extensive menu since it first opened its doors more than 50 years ago. Taco Bell Breakfast comes as a change to the traditional quick service restaurant (QSR) breakfast routine, bringing the brand’s distinctive approach to a crowded breakfast sandwich market. Taco Bell will not just deliver but will bring a little más to morning time, offering consumers a break from the usual.

    “Fans already like to come to Taco Bell for lunch and dinner, and they share with us their love of late night. Now they’re not just asking, but telling us they want Taco Bell Breakfast,” said Taco Bell President, Brian Niccol. “To give customers the great-...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Things To Do This Week Downtown




    Things To Do This Week Downtown

     

    Sports + Fitness Oct. 29: House of Fame MMA: Florida Vs. Georgia Oct. 31: Florida Vs. Georgia Game Nov. 1: Jacksonville Armada Vs. Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Nov. 1: Jacksonville Armada Anchor 5K Nov. 1: Little Gator Bowl  

     

    Live Music + Nightlife Oct. 28-31: Florida Vs. Georgia Celebration Oct. 29: The Elbow Social Oct. 29: Hemming Park Beer Garden Oct. 30: Tailgate Oct. 30: Marvin Dixon “I’m So Hood” Comedy Tour                            Oct. 31: Cale Dodds  

     

    Arts + Culture Oct. 28: #IgersJax Photo Class Oct. 29: Sea of Blue Memorial March Oct. 31: Riverside Arts Market Nov. 1: Art Fusion    

     

    Family Fun Oct. 30: Trick or Treat on the Street Oct. 30: Pictures in the Park: Ghostbusters

     

     

    Business and Networking Oct. 28: Jacksonville Urban League 42nd Annual Equal Opportunity Luncheon Oct. ...   [Read More]




    Things To Do This Week Downtown




     

    Things To Do This Week Downtown

    Arts + Culture Oct. 23: Jacksonville Symphony: Piano Dialogue Oct. 24:  Hispanic Art Walk Oct. 24: Murder Mystery Horror Show Oct. 25: Jacksonville Symphony: Symphonic Spooktacular    

    Live Music + Nightlife Oct. 22: The Elbow Social Oct. 22: Jason Aldean: Burn It Down Tour Oct. 22: Howl-O-Ween Bash Oct. 23: Haunted Halloween Party Oct. 24: Darryl Green: Straight from the Heart    

    Family Fun Oct. 21: So You Think You Can Dance Oct. 23: Pictures in the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy Oct. 24: Riverside Arts Market: Dogfest Walk ‘n Roll  

     

    Sports + Fitness Oct. 21: Jacksonville Armada Vs. Ottowa Fury Oct. 23: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K

       

     

    Business and Networking Oct. 22: See The Girl Summit Oct. 22: Understanding How Investing in Mutual Funds Really Works Oct. 24: Florida Black Expo

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    Things To Do This Week Downtown




    Things To Do This Week Downtown

     

    Arts + Culture Oct. 14: Gracias Choir Christmas Cantana Oct. 15: Jaxsons Night Market Oct. 16 - 18: Jacksonville Beach Oktoberfest Oct. 16: Andrew Smith & Alfredo Oyaguez Oct. 16: Jacksonville Symphony: The Music of Nat King Cole       Family Fun

    Oct. 16: Pictures in the Park: The Goonies Oct. 17: FSCJ Series Artist Series: Alvin and the Chipmunks

     

     

     

    Live Music + Nightlife

    Oct. 13: Volstead Bar Tender Challenge Oct. 15: The Elbow Social Oct. 16: Bo Burnham Oct. 16: Jazz Discovery: New Century Jazz Quartet  Oct. 16: Chris Tomlin: Love Ran Red Tour Oct. 17: Def Leppard with Foreigner and Night Ranger

     

    Sports + Fitness

    Oct. 16: Monster Mash Dash 5K Oct. 17: Jacksonville Armada FC Vs. FC Edmonton Oct. 17: Race for the Cure Oct. 18: Jacksonville Jaguars Vs. Houston Texans

    Oct. 18:  Jacksonville Zombie Walk

        Business and Networking   Oct. 15: Jaguars Women’s Association Meet me at the 50 Oct. 16:&nb...   [Read More]




    Things To Do This Week Downtown




    Things To Do This Week Downtown

     

    Arts + Culture Oct. 7: Oktoberfest @ Art Walk Oct. 8: Surrealist Cinema: Illusion in Film Oct. 9: Jacksonville Symphony: Holst’s The Planets Oct. 10: Vagabond Flea Market Oct. 11: MOSH: Silent Sundays        

    Family Fun

    Oct. 9: Pictures in the Park: LEGO Movie Oct. 9-11: The Artist Series: Beauty and the Beast Oct. 11: Yappy Hour Howl-o-Ween Bash

     

     

    Live Music + Nightlife

    Oct. 7: Art Walk After Dark Oct. 8: The Elbow Social Oct. 9: Lavell Crawford Oct. 10: Monica & Shawty – Shawty Oct. 11: Music @ Main

     

    Sports + Fitness

    Oct. 9: Atlanta Hawks vs. New Orleans Pelicans Oct. 10: The Great Candy Run 5K and Family Fun Run Oct. 10: Out of the Darkness Walk

     

     

     

    Business and Networking Oct. 10: Cars and Coffee Oct. 10: MOB Fest: Marketing Our Businesses Festival Oct. 11: Jacksonville National College Fair

     

     

     

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    Things To Do This Week Downtown




    Things To Do This Week Downtown

    Family Fun Oct. 2: Pictures in the Park: Big Hero 6 Oct. 3: Riverside Arts Market: Filipino Pride Day Oct. 3: Censored! Voices of the Banned – A Readers Theater Production Oct. 3: 4th Annual Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship

      Live Music + Nightlife Oct. 1: The Elbow Social Oct. 1: That Bold City Party @ EverBank Fields Pool Decks Oct. 1: Blues, Brews, and BBQ Oct. 2: Friday Night Live Finale Oct. 3: Booker T. Jones Oct. 3: Riverside Fine Arts Presents: Red Baraat

     

    Arts + Culture Oct. 1-4: Home and Patio Show Oct. 1: That Bold City Party @ EverBank Fields Pool Decks Oct. 2: Jacksonville Symphony: Beethoven and More Oct. 2-3: Free Community Concerts Oct. 3: Happy Halloween Sugar Skull Paint Party

     

    Sports + Fitness

    Oct. 3: Marine Corps Half Marathon & Freedom 5K Oct. 3: Jacksonville Armada vs. Indy Eleven

     

     

     

    Business and Networking Oct. 4: JAX READS! Book Signing with Jacqueline Woodson Oct. 5: Florida Forum Speaker...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Historic Tours of Flagler College




    Historic Tours of Flagler College highlight the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, listed as a National Historic Landmark. Built by railroad magnate, Henry M. Flagler in 1888, the Ponce is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture and was one of the most exclusive resorts of its day.

    You will begin your tour by exploring the courtyard while learning of the hotel's Spanish Renaissance architecture and of the techniques and innovations used to construct Henry Flagler's vision. Next is the grand lobby where they will stare up into an 68-foot domed ceiling supported by eight ornate oak caryatids hand carved with robed women, each slightly different from the next. The guest will move on to the dining room where 79 Louis Comfort Tiffany Stained Glass windows stream light onto the beautifully hand painted murals on the walls and ceiling.

    Finally, they will visit the Flagler Room, formerly the Women's Grand Parlor, where they will gaze upon hand crafted Austrian crystal chandeliers, a clock containing the largest piece of intact white onyx in the western hemisphere, original hotel furniture and art, as well as personal photos and mementos from Henry Fl...   [Read More]




    Explore 904: The Jacksonville Ale Trail




    We all love a nice cold beer on a hot summer day, how about keeping it local and spending your weekend supporting a local brewery or two! The Jacksonville Ale Trail not only gives you an opportunity for a great time with family and friends, but also to discover your new favorite spot. The trail consists of eight different breweries with something to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Here are the eight different breweries and their locations, all just waiting for you to stop by!

    1. Bold City Brewery, 2670 Gilmore Street #7 in Jacksonville

    Bold City not only gives you great options for a local brew, but also a cool atmosphere to sip in. Is it your first time? You get the chance to grab a flights of beers to pick your favorite!

    photo courtesy: @boldcitybrewery

    2. Aardwolf Brewing Company, 1461 Hendricks Avenue in Jacksonville

    We all know how cool of an area San Marco is, making it an even better place is Aardwolf Brewing. Wednesdays are the best place to stop by as they bring out a batch of something new for you to give it a go. Aardwolf also offers table rentals and room rentals if you are looking to host a special event. Saturdays also include Brewery Yoga!

    3. Intuition Ale Works, 720 King Street in ...   [Read More]




    4th of July Fireworks around North Florida




    Downtown Jacksonville

    Join the City of Jacksonville and PRI Productions in celebrating our nation’s independence with the annual 4th of July Celebration. The event will feature a free concert at the Shipyards with performances by Jacksonville’s own Be Easy opening for pop/rock band Orleans. Orleans is best known for iconic hits “Still the One,” “Dance with Me,” and “Love Takes Time.” Activities kick off at 5 p.m. with family fun games and entertainment on the Northbank at the Shipyards and on the Southbank at Friendship Fountain.

    Capping off the day’s events will be a spectacular fireworks display, choreographed to music, over the Downtown riverfront. The show will begin at 9:45 p.m.

    The fireworks can be viewed from the Northbank and Southbank of the St. Johns River. Fireworks will be launched near The Jacksonville Landing and the Shipyards.

    Several Downtown city parking garages and lots will be open for paid parking. Boaters can dock on the Northbank, Southbank and the Metropolitan Park Marina in areas not marked as closed for a maximum of 72 hours, to view the fireworks. Docking will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The Jax River Taxi will also provide transportation serv...   [Read More]




    Blue Springs Park - North Florida Spring




    A must visit spot located just over an hour from Jacksonville is Blue Springs Park. The privately managed park is located in between Lake City & Gainesville. Swimming is always fun at Blue Springs! The 72-degree water is the same temperature year-round and provides a refreshing break in the hot weather. You can bring a tube and float down the spring run to the Santa Fe River. Snorkeling is permitted, but not scuba diving.

    Photo Courtesy: @dmf5471

    Photo Courtesy: @b_kidwell

    RV and primitive camping are available at Blue Springs. RV sites offer 30 or 50 amp electricity and water and are located near the main spring. Primitive camping is permitted throughout the property and has no electricity or water. Checkout time is 12:00 noon.  No reservations are accepted, camping is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Photo Courtesy: @lindsvz_

    Photo Courtesy: @durtygrrl

    The Main spring, Blue Springs is a second-magnitude spring with a large swimming area. It has a diving dock and is 24 feet deep near the dock. There are 50 yards of white-sand beach, great for small children and sunbathers. The Boardwalk is a quarter-mile long and meanders along the spring run out t...   [Read More]




    Bike the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail




    Just west of bustling downtown Jacksonville, the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail, one of north Florida's oldest, most unique trails. Once a part of the CSX railway line, the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail is a thoroughfare for hikers, bikers, and equestrians. This unique park provides a 14.5-mile greenway between Imeson Road and County Road 121, just past the town of Baldwin. A dense tree canopy shelters much of the nearly 15-mile paved path, providing habitat for hawks, wood storks, stilts and belted kingfishers. You're also likely to encounter turkeys, alligators, rabbits, gopher tortoises and coral snakes. Beware the latter, a venomous species with wide black and red bands broken by narrow yellow rings.

    Photo Courtesy: @guyhasnoface  

    The Imeson Road trailhead, closest to Jacksonville, is a good place to start an out-and-back journey. Here you'll find the first of several restroom facilities and benches along the trail. This also marks the start of a separate equestrian trail that runs in the adjacent tree line, except where creek crossings bring trail users together.

     

    Photo Courtesy: @katie_mcw  

    Midway along the trail is the Camp Milton Historic Preserve rest area. Once home to t...   [Read More]



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