Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens

  • by Kristen Wagoner
  • June 16, 2020
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Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens

1445 Millcoe Road, Jacksonville FL 32225
 
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Located in Arlington, The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens is a 120-acre urban woodland full of trails perfect to explore and enjoy. Bring along your furry friend too because the Arboretum is pet friendly.

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The Arboretum was once a gold mining company from 1941 to 1961, which explains the vast area and terrain.

From the trailhead that starts right next to the parking lot, a stabilized walkway encircles a beautiful two-acre lake. This trail gently descends about 25 feet to the foot of the lake and then returns up a gentle slope on the opposite side to the trailhead. Interpretive signs and over 100 labeled plants enhance the loop.

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In addition, over three miles of rustic hiking trails wind quietly through a series of distinct ecological habitats. Along the trails, benches invite you either to pause and enjoy the view or to get in a good stretch during a vigorous walk.

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