Sunday, October 25, 2009

The 100 Acre Wood

We’ve been enjoying some glorious weather here the past week…perfect for romps through the 100 Acre Wood, otherwise known as the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve and Fort Caroline National Monument/Theodore Roosevelt Area. With a name like that, you can understand why we simply call it the 100 Acre Wood. Pooh would be proud. Here’s a nice little GORP write up on the park. The Willie Browne trail is the main loop, off of which branch the Timucuan Trail, the Spanish Pond Trail, which loops over to the Fort, and the Round Marsh Trail, which ends at a lookout platform over the marsh. The Timucuan Trail is pretty technical, so it doesn’t get as much traffic…which means Isabelle can have her fair reign and the whole family gets in a good workout. This area boasts the greatest elevation changes in Jacksonville. There are some pretty hefty hills laced with lots of good old fashioned tree roots to keep you on your toes, lest you end up face first on your knees. I came across this leaf this morning after we had finished the Tim and were headed back to the Trooper via the Willie Browne. Pretty girl, don’t you think? Where’s your favorite close-to-home hike?


Karen Faulkner said...

Love the leaf photo! I love hiking and my favorite local hike is the Perkiomen Trail which starts near Valley Forge. It is part of the Rails-to-Trails network and follows the former Reading Railroad route. The leaves here in Pennsylvania are beautiful this week!

cath c said...

you have autumnal leaves in jacksonville? ;) when we lived in MA, we were right by conservation land, used to take the boys hiking around our glacial erratic filled hilly neighborhood. loads of fun finding old car hulls from the 30s in the woods. now we live in flatter and more urban terrain, the nearest 'hiking' place is called sandy bottom park. really.

tami said...

wasn't it a gorgeous weekend! We will have to check out the 100 acre wood. Always up for some new adventure in the fall. Love the photo! I mentioned you on my blog.

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