Get Out There and Explore
Within the 1,350 acres that encompass AIP, you’ll find some of the best parks and trails on Amelia Island. In fact, anchored between ocean and marsh, our maritime forests encompass nine miles of scenic, tree-lined trails. That means that, while there is plenty to enjoy throughout the island, you don’t have to leave your community to enjoy the location’s natural beauty and a lifestyle of wellness and activity under Florida’s blue skies.
Explore a few highlights, then view a complete overview of parks and trails.
Drummond Point Park
Six-acre Drummond Point Park is located at the western end of a significant peninsula, jutting into the salt marsh. Conceived as a conservation area with boardwalks and secluded benches to experience the serenity and beauty of the marsh and its wildlife, Drummond Point Park has been enhanced with a bevy of recreational features for those who love fun in the great outdoors.
The park’s pavilion has an observation tower (providing glorious elevated views of the marsh and Intracoastal Waterway) along with restrooms, grills, Wi-Fi and water fountains. There are several shaded play areas and an open sports field. Nature highlights include a small pond, several trails and wildlife observatory, including a boardwalk and deck area extending deep into the salt marsh. Brand-new recreational features are tournament-play petanque courts and two pickleball courts.
Aury Island Park and Playground
Tucked under a tree canopy and overlooking a lagoon, Aury Island is a perfect spot for an afternoon with kids. Wander the walking trails or climb aboard the wooden pirate ship playground inspired by Louis Aury, the Mexican pirate who sailed to Amelia Island in 1817, declared it his own, and made it a pirate haven. The park’s dock is a great spot for birdwatching or catch-and-release fishing.
Sea Marsh Garden
A natural lake provides the backdrop for the lovely Sea Marsh Garden. Its lagoon viewing location offers a small platform and a grassy bank from which roosting birds, including egrets, wood storks, spoonbills and herons can be observed.
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