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Your Guide to Parks and Outdoor Recreation in St. Augustine South {32086}

Come sit under the shade of mature, moss-covered oak trees in the beautiful parks of South St. Augustine {32086}. Two popular neighborhoods, The South and The Shores, sit along the shores of the Matanzas River and Moultrie Creek. People started building homes near the water in the 1920's but the masses didn’t occupy these neighborhoods [...]
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Real Life New Year's Resolutions

Real Life New Year’s Resolutions

I’m sure you made a few New Year’s resolutions while you were slightly inebriated and tired on New Year’s Eve. If you’re like me, your resolutions are already unsustainable. You know that quote, “If you shoot for the moon and miss, you’ll land among the stars”? Yeah, I’m probably not leaving the Earth’s atmosphere. The […]

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trick-or-treating

Where Have All the Trick-or-Treaters Gone?

Where have all the trick-or-treaters gone? Many of my friends have lamented the decreasing number of children at their door on Halloween night. Is the tradition of trick-or-treating dying? We are fortunate to live in a community where Halloween is alive and well, with the streets crowded and the candy flowing. Even here, I have […]

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Old City Parks and Recreation

Your Guide to Parks and Outdoor Recreation in the Old City of St. Augustine {32084}

St. Johns County has an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities, and downtown St. Augustine is our crowning jewel. In fact, the Plaza de la Constitución is the oldest public park in the United States, having been established by Spanish ordinance in 1573. The Spanish built towns around green space so that the residents had a [...]
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rail trail

Get to Know the Palatka to St. Augustine State Trail {A.K.A. The Rail Trail}

The Palatka to St. Augustine State Trail is a multi-use trail for walking, running, biking and other human-powered transportation. This 19-mile, paved path is also known as the Rail Trail because it follows the former rail line for the Florida East Coast Railway. The twelve-foot wide path is a beautiful linear park that runs alongside […]

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