River Voices

Kayaking/Paddle Boarding
Paddle the “Jewel” of Jax with Art of Adventure
Pascale Head of Art of Adventure shares a serene 7-mile paddle launching from Tommy Hazouri Sr. Park along Julington Creek.
Boating
Explore Volusia: Lemon Bluff Park
Welcome to Lemon Bluff Park! Get ready to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Volusia County like never before. “Some of the bluffs you’ll come across cruising the St. Johns in Volusia County are Crow’s Bluff, Hickory Bluff, Holly Bluff, Palm Bluff, and of course, our starting point – Lemon Bluff.” Check out this […]
Dining
Family-Friendly Day Adventure to Mayport
Nestled between Naval Station Mayport and the St. Johns River, the small community of Mayport has much to offer families looking to trek off the beaten path.
Biking
Walk The SUP
The Fuller Warren Shared-Use Path (The SUP) is a one-of-a-kind pathway for Jacksonville bridges. Spanning 12-ft across and nearly 1-mile long, it is ideal for both pedestrians and bicyclists. As host of the weekly Riverside Arts Market (RAM), Riverside Avondale Preservation is excited to invite RAM patrons to our neighborhood without the car. Connecting our […]
History
Get Your Feet Wet… at Memorial Park!
The beautiful St. Johns River has so much to offer those of us residing in Northeast Florida. From miles of diverse ecosystems to spending days adventuring on its waters, the river is truly a defining aspect of our region! Because of the St. Johns River, we also have a ton of waterfront parks and preservations […]
Hiking
Wondrous Wildflower: Search for Bartram’s Ixia
Out of the 60 or more reported Bartram’s ixia populations, most have not been seen recently and only a few are found in conservation areas. Making this iris vulnerable to extinction throughout its range.
Kayaking/Paddle Boarding
Paddle Deep Creek Conservation Area
Southwest of St. Augustine, Florida General Information Hours: Open 24/7 Google coordinates: 29.723823, -81.484087 Location Description: Parking is under and alongside the bridge. Locate a small driveway on the south side of SR 207 heading east across the bridge. Beware there are no restrooms. The kayak launch is at the end of a hard packed […]
Boating
Tributary Talk: Ribault River
Jacksonville is a thriving city that’s jam-packed with entertainment, food, and good company. There are many great areas in Jacksonville, such as the beach and town center, but there is one in particular that’s constantly growing on Jacksonville’s northside: the neighborhood in and around the Ribault River. The Ribault River area is historic, scenic, and […]
Boating
Get Your Feet Wet… At Exchange Club Island!
The St. Johns River provides endless adventures for those who live near it. There’s no better feeling than being on its waters while basking in the Florida sun! If you’re searching for a relaxing getaway in the Jacksonville area, today’s blog post has you covered. Today we will be splashing into Exchange Club Island — […]
Biking
Get Your Feet Wet… at Bulls Bay Preserve!
Jacksonville’s diverse environment allows visitors and locals to have access to a great variety of activities and destinations! A huge aspect of the First Coast is the beauty of the St. Johns River —  it is truly a defining ecosystem of our region. Thanks to the St. Johns River, there are a plethora of waterfront […]
Lower Basin
Get Your Feet Wet… at Blue Cypress Park!
Are you searching for tranquil hiking/biking trails, a golf course, and a tennis court with a beautiful, scenic view of the St. Johns River?
Lower Basin
Get Your Feet Wet… at Reddie Point Preserve!
When you get outdoors, we know you want it all: Views. Adventure. Wildlife photo ops (at a safe distance, of course). Thankfully, Jacksonville’s Reddie Point provides all that and more! Today we’d like to introduce you to one of our favorite local parks: Reddie Point Preserve… Reviewing Reddie Point Preserve “Reddie Point Preserve consists of […]