Explore the outdoors in Northeast Florida at Jacksonville’s Hanna Park. Here’s what you’ll find.

When it comes to outdoor adventures in northeast Florida, Jacksonville’s Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park offers a variety of fun for those looking to explore nature. From fishing, camping, hiking, and biking trails to a host of beach activities, you’ll make this park a family favorite. Here’s a look at what to expect when you visit.

Explore the Oceanfront

Break out your bathing suit and flip-flops to soak up the sunshine along the park’s 1.5 miles of sandy shores. Surfers will especially enjoy this area of the park, as it’s home to The Poles, a much-loved surfing spot in the area.

Hit the Trails

Take it off-road and challenge yourself on one of the park’s 20 miles of trails, according to the City of Jacksonville. From extreme difficulty to beginner paths, you may even encounter some hills during your outdoor adventure. Keep your eyes open for wildlife along the way, too. If you don’t have your bike, it’s OK. Mountain bikes and beach cruisers are available for rent.

Spend the Night

Ready for a family adventure or maybe a romantic weekend for two along the ocean? Pack your things and go camping at one of the park’s 300 campsites, notes Visit Jacksonville. From tent camping to RV parking and even Cozy Cabin rentals, there are amenities ready for every style of camping. With secluded spots throughout the park, you’ll be a short walk from the beachfront and ready for making great memories.

Take It to the Lake

The park is also home to a 60-acre freshwater lake—perfect for fishing, kayaking, and setting up a picnic, the city’s website explains. Kayak and canoe rentals are available from the park and for all your fishing needs, stop by the campground store.

Cool Off at the Splash Pad

For little ones, don’t miss spending time at Splash Park. Meant for kids, the area is open Memorial Day through Labor Day and provides a safe, fun spot to cool off in the summertime heat.

Of course, this is just a short introduction to Hanna Park. There’s plenty to do in this outdoor wonderland, so get in your car and head to the shore.

About the AuthorCarrie McLaren

Carrie McLaren, a native of Jacksonville, Florida is a former travel public relations professional turned writer/influencer. As a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Carrie is also the former VISIT FLORIDA Family Insider. Her writing works include Carnival Cruise Lines, Virgin Atlantic Airlines, USA TODAY Travel, AJC.com, Undercover Tourist, WhereTraveler, Parenting.com, The Florida Times-Union, First Coast Magazine and more. She also shares travel stories on her own site, CarrieOnTravel.com and on Twitter at @CarrieMcLaren.