Walk-Fit Trails

Quick Lunch Walk on the River Bridges

Need a quick calorie blast? This quick walk should take you only a half hour or under, and you'll see sights such as The Jacksonville Landing, The Main Street Bridge, and not to mention a gorgeous view of the St. John's River! This is a "real" walk that you can do if you live and work in the downtown Jacksonville area. Try it virtually as well if not!

Spanning just over one mile in length, the Riverwalk on the south bank of the St Johns River in Jacksonville is a wooden boardwalk that is ideal for languid strolls or vigorous jogs. Since it offers wonderful views of the city's shiny buildings, you'll want to bring your camera along when exploring it. In addition to snapping photos of the downtown buildings, you might take some pictures of the shorebirds that you are likely to see, or maybe the passing riverboats. As you stroll along the south bank Jacksonville Riverwalk, you will come across some military memorials and a small museum that highlights Jacksonville history.
Start at the Landing and go to the next stop in a clockwise setup, the Main Street Bridge.

Trail total: 2.6 miles / 5,200 steps

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Jacksonville Beach Trail

Jacksonville Beach is a city on the Atlantic coast of Duval County, east of Jacksonville, Florida, US. It is part of the Jacksonville Beaches community, together with Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach. When the city of Jacksonville consolidated with Duval County in 1968, Jacksonville Beach, together with Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Baldwin, voted to retain their own municipal governments.

Like most of northeast Florida, the Jacksonville Beach area was originally inhabited by the Timucua peoples. Though the Jacksonville Beaches region was one of the first parts of what is now the continental United States to see settlement during the period of European colonization, the area of Jacksonville Beach itself was not settled until the 19th century.


Trail total: 6.1 miles / 12,200 steps

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Community First Saturday Trail

Community First partners with JAX Chamber to launch Community First Saturdays! 

Community First Saturdays will feature family-friendly activities while showcasing vibrant Downtown Jacksonville. Guests will enjoy the beautiful and accessible St. Johns River and participate in activities with an overall emphasis on health and wellness. The event will be from 9 a.m. to dusk on the first Saturday of each month, October through June. Come out and see the SML Team!

The event offers:

Yoga, tai chi, and hula fitness classes along the St. Johns River; Food trucks; Craft beer; Bike activties such as bike valet, bike tours of public art; Kids activities, including JaxParks Art in the Park; Jacksonville Jaguars on hand with high jump and long jump activities; Eco-tours on the St. John's river; FREE JTA Skyway transportation; Water Taxi, including stops at the Riverside Arts Market and Jacksonville Landing; Riverside Arts Market.

Source: http://www.communityfirstfl.org/whats-new:-community-first-saturdays/ 

  

Trail total: 1.8005 miles / 3,601 steps

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Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens

 The Jacksonville Aroboretum & Gardens is a beautiful park located on approximately 120-acres.  Among the 120-acres of land, this unique area offers 13 distinct and different eco-systems.  It got this way through use, abuse, neglect and resurrection.  The Arboretum also has a variety of activites to offer including educational tours and six different trails. The Park is open seven days a week during daylight hours at 1445 Millcoe Road, Jacksonville, FL 32225.  At Shannon Miller Lifestyle, we created a trail combining three of the parks trails.  Our motto for this one is, "keep to the right."    

Trail total: 1.7005 miles / 3,401 steps

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University of North Florida

Located in Jacksonville is the University of North Florida.  This campus encompasses 1,300  acres; 150 of which are maintained.  The University buildings exluding housing total nearly 2,250,000 square feet.  This campus is beautiful to take a walk around.  Start out next to Hodges Stadium by the state of the art track facility and as you make your way around "the loop" you can see the new buildings in place and the amazing wellness center!

Trail total: 2.5005 miles / 5,001 steps

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Alpine Groves Park

South of Jacksonville on State Rd 13 (San Jose Blvd) you'll find an old Orange Grove that is being restored to a working park, complete with the old homestead, walking trails, a long dock and boathouse on the St Johns River and abundant wildlife and plants (even several eagle nests). There are numerous areas for great pictures, sitting and relaxing on the edge of the river, as well as bird viewing (I've seen several bald eagles during my walks here). The trail itself is not very long, around 1 mile in total length, however you can complete it several times to make it longer and more challenging. The entire path is paved without motor vehicles.

Trail total: 1.65 miles / 3,300 steps

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St. Johns Town Center Trail

Welcome to the St. Johns Town Center® representing the heart of shopping and dining in Jacksonville, Florida. The outdoor lifestyle mall is home to 150 of the hottest stores, many exclusive in the market, including Dillard’s, Apple, Pottery Barn and Ann Taylor as well as shops in the palm-lined streets of the Luxury Collection such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and Mayors.

 As much a fashion-forward shopping hotspot as a dining destination, the diverse palate is represented with exciting options as The Cheesecake Factory, The Capital Grille and Cantina Laredo. Or relax among the Florida sunshine at the Park Green’s turtle pond, life-sized chess board or dog park.

Hours: 

Mon-Sat 10 am - 9 pm

Sun 11 am - 6 pm



Trail total: 1.3 miles / 2,600 steps

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