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Parks & Trails

With more green spaces than some cities, Amelia Island Plantation has been thoughtfully planned to provide neighbors and their guests with ample opportunities to connect with nature, begin a new outdoor hobby, or just sit and reflect. Discover the amenities available to you at our community parks and trails.

Rules for AIP Parks

All parks are open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Place all trash in appropriate receptacles.

Pets must be leashed at all times and owner must remove and dispose of all pet waste.

Use of parks and park facilities is first come, first served. No park or park facility may be reserved for exclusive use. Community members may host a gathering/event in a park; however, they may not reserve any area or prevent others from enjoying the park at the same time.

The Association may schedule community events in parks.

Marshside Parks

Drummond Point Park

This approximately 9-acre park property is located off Sea Marsh Road. Drummond Point Park includes a pavilion with an observation platform, restrooms, grills, and water fountains. Park features include an open field, gazebos, a pond, several nature trails with seating, including a boardwalk and deck extending into the marsh, and Wi-Fi.

Recreational facilities include a playground, and petanque and pickleball courts. All equipment, including soccer nets, basketball hoop, tether ball, grills, and ping pong table, must be returned to original condition after use.

Community members may host gatherings/events in the park; however, you may not reserve any area or prevent others from enjoying the park at the same time.

If you plan to host an event requiring additional parking beyond the regulated 23 spaces, you must seek approval from the Security & Public Safety Director.

Sea Marsh Garden

A natural lake provides the beautiful backdrop for Sea Marsh Garden. From the garden’s small platform and a grassy bank, you can observe a variety of birds, including egrets, wood storks, spoonbills, and herons. Located at the start of the Sea Marsh loop.

Landmark Oak

The Landmark Oak on Sea Marsh Road (just north of the intersection with Sea Marsh Cove) stands as a symbol of our commitment to preserving our environment. It is one of four massive, old growth oak trees singled out by the developers to be preserved. Two others are in Drummond Point Park.

Willow Conservancy

Entrances to the Willow Conservancy wildlife sanctuary are located on Sea Marsh Road and Willow Pond Road. It is home to an assortment of warblers, woodpeckers, and other birds, grey foxes, bobcats, and nocturnal creatures such as raccoons, armadillo and opossum. The path weaving through Willow Conservancy is shaded by live oaks, magnolias, hickory, sabal palm and, of course, willow trees.

Piney Point

Located within the Long Point neighborhood, Piney Point offers a majestic view of the marsh, Intracoastal Waterway and Long Point Creek. To get to the outlook, follow the sandy trail at the end of Sound Point Place.

Beachside Parks

Sunken Forest

Sunken Forest is a rare ecological community of mature, canopied trees, seemingly below sea level and tucked behind a mountainous sand dune bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Located on Beach Wood Road just north of the Omni hotel, the entry boardwalk is handicapped accessible, leading to two platforms where you can view the maritime forest. An extension from the entry boardwalk leads to a walkover providing access to the beach. The stairs lead up to two observation platforms with sweeping views of the shore. There is parking for 6 vehicles and 6 carts and a bike rack. Wi-Fi is available.

Aury Island

The entrance to Aury Island is on Beach Walker Road, across from the Omni hotel parking lot. Access is by foot or bicycle only.

Named after Louis Aury, a French privateer who used Amelia Island as a base of operation during the early 1800s, Aury Island features a children’s pirate playground and is home to a spectacular live oak.

There are walking trails and a dock over the Aury Island lagoon that is great for birding and fishing.

Demonstration Garden

The Demonstration Garden on Beach Lagoon Road is source book for AIP residents showcasing attractive, native, Florida Friendly plants in an environment that provides critical wildlife habitat. Preferred native plant species are highlighted in a landscaped setting, making it easier for residents to decide which would be most appealing in their home gardens.

Memorial Walk and Garden

Located on Beach Walker Road just south of Canvasback Road, the Memorial Walk & Garden is a serene place where residents may mark the passing of friends, family, and neighbors. Members donate funds to create and install the memorial pavers. Contact AIPCA at info@aipca.net or (904) 491-9850 for information about purchasing a paver.


Under the shade of century-old live oak trees, our members walk, run, and bike along more than 8 miles of winding paths and trails with gorgeous vistas of the maritime forests, pristine beach and marsh waterways of AIP.

Pedestrians and bicyclists should use the trails whenever available in AIP. Download the AIPCA Amelia Island Guide app for exploring AIP’s trails, parks, and amenities.

Canopy Crossing

Canopy Crossing is the gateway to AIP’s trail system. Centrally located on Beach Lagoon Road (cattycorner from the resort parking garage), Canopy Crossing is an open-air pavilion featuring a large map that highlights our beautiful property and wonderful amenities. The map includes color-coded trails to AIP’s most popular destinations. Those trails are complemented by colorcoded markers – matching the map – posted along the trails to help walkers and bicyclists keep on track. A water fountain and Wi-Fi are available. Canopy Crossing is also the posting location for AIPCA Board of Directors meeting agendas.

Amelia Island Trail

The Amelia Island Trail is a 6.2-mile, multi-use public path that runs alongside Florida A1A from Nassau County’s Peters Point Park south past Amelia Island Plantation and then to Amelia Island State Park. This wide path is popular with cyclists and pedestrians alike.

Kayak Storage

Kayaking is a popular activity in AIP — and no wonder! There are breathtaking marsh waterways to explore as well as picturesque lake views.

AIPCA offers our property owners rental storage for kayaks, canoes and paddleboards at three locations within AIP. The largest and most popular kayak storage site is at Walker’s Landing, which offers access to the Intracoastal Waterway along with a state-of-the-art kayak launch. Storage sites at Laurel Oak and Wild Grape Vessels offer access to scenic Red Maple Lake.

Slips are only available to property owners who have paid an annual rental fee and completed a Kayak Storage Rack Use Agreement. AIPCA attaches a sticker to each hull to identify it as a property owners’ vessel, while watercraft without stickers will be removed.