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Egan’s Creek Greenway Walking Tour is March 24

Mar 11, 2020 02:32AM ● By Karen Miller

Discover the natural beauty that makes up Amelia Island! The Parks & Recreation Department offers free leisurely walking tours that explore the flora and fauna of the Egan's Creek Greenway, a protected area of over 300 acres that runs north to south along Egan's Creek. The walks are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Pre-register for nature walks at least 2 days in advance by calling (904) 310-3350, ext. 1. Cost is $5 per person. For more information email Kathy Russell at [email protected].

A protected area of over 300 acres that runs north to south along Egans Creek, the Greenway was opened for public use in the summer of 2000 as an undeveloped park for passive recreational use.

Its grass-covered roads serve as a network of trails that are suitable for walking and bicycling, and its environment exhibits a variety of natural wildlife and vegetation.  Local wildlife, such as alligators, snakes, bobcats, and many birds, may be enjoyed from a distance.  Benches and interpretive displays are located throughout the Greenway, and restrooms are available at the Nature Pavilion, located at the Greenway entrance behind the Atlantic Recreation Center on Atlantic Avenue.