Jacksonville - Ponte Vedra Beach: Bird Trail


An easily accessibly stop on the Great Florida Birding Trail, with two walking trails as well as a boardwalk around the park's pond. Spend a while observing this example of Northeast Florida's ecosystem – benches keep you comfortable, while information signs on local wildlife, as well as a cellphone audio tour, mean there's plenty to get out of a visit. The park is especially rewarding during migration, when its rookery reaches maximum occupancy.


SAWGRASS VILLAGE:

A convenient group of shops and restaurants near TPC Sawgrass. A much-improved take on the strip mall, it's laid out in a village format and occasionally hosts art and classic car festivals. Many of our recommended Ponte Vedra restaurants are here.