Nature Adventures

This page lists nature parks, botanical gardens, environmental centers, and other places where kids can study and enjoy nature in the Jacksonville, Florida area.
Kids Jacksonville: Nature Adventures - Fun 4 First Coast Kids
Sal Taylor Creek Preserve

This preserve is part of the Black Creek system and offers beautiful forest areas, swamp and a blackwater creek community. The property offers: Wil ...

Area: Orange Park/Westside
5813 Nathan Hale Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32221
Sassy Campers

Why camp ugly when you can camp sassy? We have the cutest campers in town! Available for rent starting at $99/night. Message Kristy with your dates t ...

Scavenger Hunts

Kids love to learn and explore. Here are just a few ideas to make your hikes more interesting and enjoyable. These scavenger hunts will also help ...

Seaton Creek Historic Preserve

Hiking, horseback riding, fishing, picnicking, boating, biking. Photo credit: JaxParks

Free: Yes
Area: Northside/Airport
2145 Arnold Rd., Jacksonville, FL
St. Johns River Water Management District

If nature is your thing, consider visiting some of the scenic and unspoiled 700,000 acres of land owned by the St. Johns River Water Management Distri ...

Theodore Roosevelt Area- Willie Brown Trail

Visitors can experience miles of thickly wooded peaceful nature trails, vast grassland that supports both water and land animals, ancient piles of dis ...

Free: Yes
Area: East Arlington
13165 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Jacksonville, FL, 32225
Thomas Creek Conservation Area

At 5,540 acres, this property borders more than 10 miles of Thomas Creek — the largest tributary of the Nassau River. Expansive areas of floodplain sw ...

Area: Northside/Airport
13830 New Kings Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32219
Tideviews Preserve Atlantic Beach

Tideviews Preserve is located at the end of West 1st Street and Begonia Street, west of Mayport Road. Tideviews Preserve consists of 8 acres of passiv ...

Area: Beaches/Mayport
1 Begonia Street, Atlantic Beach, FL, 32233
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

In and around one of the Atlantic Coast's largest urban areas, the Preserve offers glimpses of Old Florida in some unexpected places. Explore a fort e ...

Area: Arlington
12713 Fort Caroline Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32225
Tinkergarten - Outdoor classes where kids learn to play!

Families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In a 5-part class each week, Tinkergarten Leader, Alycia Campbell, will facilitate an expert ...

Area: Arlington
Jax Arboretum, Jacksonville, FL
Tree Hill Nature Center

Tree Hill Nature Center promotes environmental stewardship to the community through quality, hands-on educational programs and low-cost access to natu ...

Area: Arlington
7152 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32211
UNF Recreation Trails

Named for the Distinguished UNF Professor Robert W. Loftin, the trails at UNF continue to foster his memory while protecting over 500 acres of natural ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: East Arlington, Intracoastal
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, 32258
Up The Creek Xpeditions

Experience Urban Kayaking on the St.Johns in the heart of The River City; visit the Jacksonville Zoo by kayak; paddle at the beach; or, explore marshe ...

Area: Northside/Airport