If you love discovering off-the-beaten path places, look to county parks. Here are six we’ve stumbled on that offer exceptional recreation and natural beauty.
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When driving I-95, you can travel five minutes off the highway and find romantic ruins, have a picnic and a walk through the woods in this Flagler County state park. In minutes, you feel like you’re in another world.
Anastasia State Park is a stone’s throw from historic St. Augustine and offers 139 shady, secluded campsites near a 4-mile long white-sand beach that shimmers in the sun.
Florida has miles of beaches, but nothing like the beach at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. Here, wind and surf have turned coquina rock into sculpture.
When I visited St. Augustine recently, I discovered Princess Place Preserve, a delightful out-of-the-way historic estate that is a good place to hike, kayak, camp and see wildlife. The 1888 hunting lodge is magnificent — and has a great story of a real princess behind it.