151 Woodlawn Rd.
Macclenny, FL 32063
Phone: (904) 259-3000
Fax: (904) 259-4418
The Diamond D Ranch is your chance to get close to nature and soak in some fresh country air. Groups of up to 14 are welcome. If you prefer to rough it a little, take one of their overnight pack trips, complete with meals and ranch hands to help out with camping details. Reservations are required.
The Jacksonville Equestrian Center has served as a premier entertainment complex with its equestrian facilities. Besides equestrian activities, the venue serves as a a place to hold for grand events with state-of-the-art, adaptable space that can accommodate up to 4,000 people, and is big enough for concerts and performances. Moreover, they assist with the organization of the event as well. An affiliation with the best of hotels in the city allows you a discount in the standard rate. All you have to do is ask for the 'Equestrian Center Rate'.
Golfers have long enjoyed playing Bent Creek Golf Course, the city of Jacksonville's public golf course. Since Bent Creeks's opening in 1989, the 6,620-yard course has provided a fun and challenging golf experience for residents of Northeast Florida and visitors alike. Crafted by renowned architect Bobby Weed with consulting services by Mark McCumber, Bent Creek's meandering terrain takes golfers through a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, towering pines, and alongside creeks and swales. The championship layout boasts bent grass greens, plush fairways and a state of the art lighted practice facility.
The Eagle Landing Golf Club offers excellent golf facilities in Orange Park, Florida. The setting has a picturesque quality to it and the design of the course is done in such a way so as to enhance and project the natural beauty. The golf course is huge and maintains the international golfing standards. There are facilities for private events and art performances. A space for hiking and biking trails for those who are interested. The community also has a fitness center, aquatic center and tennis facilities. This is definitely a very prominent golf community in Florida.
Need to unwind and relax in the lap of Mother Nature? Then, a visit to the Osceola National Forest is a great bet. With over 200000 acres (80937.12 hectares) of lush green space, there are all sorts of activities that one can expect to do outdoors. Be it hiking, camping, fishing, hunting or just adoring the nature, you are sure to find everything here. Despite being the smallest forest in Florida, it has a plethora of recreational opportunities at your disposal.
Skydive Jacksonville is where you head to when you want a taste of Jacksonville's Adventure sports! For the ultimate high, give North Florida's Highest Tandem Jumps a try. It will be an experience that will last you a lifetime. While you are having the time of your life, you can also get certified as a skydiver! Located at Herlong Airport, these adventure sports activities are based out of the airport itself. Contact them at their toll free number 1 888 586 7529.
Probably the most unique golf course in the state of Florida, this Mark McCumber-designed "mountain course" boasts extremely hilly, rocky terrain due to numerous gullies and ravines, all blended with mature natural woodlands. Set along the 100 foot deep Black Creek, once a hideaway for XVIth century pirates, the layout is peaceful, scenic, and challenging. It's a "must-play" course! Also your golfing experience here is tough to match as you will not find a more unique course in Florida!
Imagine acres of peaceful woods, vibrant wildlife and rolling pastures. Now imagine galloping through it all on your own magnificent steed. Country Day Stables, located near Callahan, between Jacksonville and St Augustine, provides you with the horse, the landscape and the guidance for your own excursions. Rides take about an hour and accommodate every experience level. Ask about their romantic "private rides for two," a guided trip to a secluded picnic table in the country laid out with non-alcoholic champagne and goodies. Reservations are required.
The Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail is a 14.5-mile multi-use paved trail on Jacksonville's west side. It goes through the northern corner of Baldwin and is used by cyclists, skaters, walkers, runners and equestrians. Distances are marked in half-mile increments, beginning at the Jacksonville end, and there are rest spots throughout with picnic tables at 5.5 miles and 12.5 miles. The eastern end of the trail is on Imeson Road, about a half-mile north of Commonwealth Avenue, west of the intersection of Commonwealth and I-295. There is no entrance fee for the trail.
This nature preserve is soon to be renamed Ortega Preserve. Ringhaver Park offers more than 500 acres of natural land on the banks of the beautiful Ortega River, close to Orange Park and the Jacksonville Naval Air Station. Bike and nature trails wind through the park, which offers scenic picnic areas and spots to enjoy the surrounding wildlife. There is a huge themed play area for children, which includes pirate ships, sandboxes and jungle swings. There are also a few tennis courts and baseball diamonds. Admission to the park is free.