Graced with The Intercoastal Waterway, coastal marshes, forests, preserves and uncrowded beaches Flagler County is the perfect backdrop to get back to nature and enjoy "Old Florida" tradition. Below are just a few of the activities that Flagler residents enjoy.
For centruies, people have enjoyed the wonders of canoeing and kayaking throughout this beautiful scenic region of Florida. This is the perfect way to get in touch with nature, escape the stresses of life and exercise. Many Flagler residents explore the rivers, streams, lake and ocean of this beautiful land. There are several places you can drop-in throughout Flagler County. A favorite spot is Bulow Creek, a 13 mile trip starting at Bulow Ruins State Historic Park. Other popular launches include, Moody Boat Launch, Shell Bluff, Herschel King Sr. Park and River to Sea Preserve.
There's no better place to enjoy this fun recreational activity than in the beautiful sunny weather of Florida. Throughout Flagler County you can ride on many off street and on street paths specifically designed for biking. For unobstructed views of the Atlantic ocean and the Hammock, take the A1A Scenic Highway. Other points of interest include Princess Place Preserve and Lehigh Trails.
Due to the climate, diverse habitat and wetlands; Florida is a bird lovers paradise. Florida is home to over 470 diverse species such as the scrub-jay, snail kite and the rare Florida burrowing owl. For a rewarding way to enrich your bird watching experience, explore The Great Floridian Birding Trail. This trail was designed to educate visitors on the different species. Some sites along the trail are "drive up" areas where you can enjoy wildlife viewing from your car. Other bird watching sites in the Flagler area are Bulow Creek State Park, Haw Creek Preserve at Russell Landing, Princess Place Preserve and Washington Oaks Gardens State Park.
With such a beautiful landscape Flagler County is ideal for nature walks to take in the beauty and grandeur of this scenic area. One of the first stops on your nature and walk expedition should be Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. Nestled amongst the majestic oaks is Bella Vista Trails, a 1.7 mile trail designed to let visitors explore the coastal scrub and marine life along the Hammock. Other hikes include the Mala Compra hike along the Mantanzas River. In Flagler Beach, you'll encounter the tropical beauty and saltwater marshlands of the trail at The Flaglship Harbor Preserve. After just one of these hikes you'll discover that Flagler County is a perfect setting for enjoying nature.