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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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Flight to Freedom: Celebrate Black History Month With a Trip to Fort Mose

You probably already know that St. Augustine is known as the Nation’s Oldest City, but did you know it is also home to America’s First Black Settlement? Over 300 years ago in the late 1600s, a handful of slaves escaped British colony rule and headed south. They braved the perils of the swampy mosquito-infested terrain, […]

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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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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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