This 33-acre parcel, purchased in 2004 with funding assistance from the Florida Communities Trust Florida Forever Program, is located in southern St. Johns County along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in the Shores Community along Christina Drive adjacent to the Riverview Club.
The park affords the visitor many opportunities to enjoy nature under the large oak hammock canopy, thus getting its name Canopy Shores Park. The park includes a 1.5-mile loop paved trail for walking, biking, and bird watching. Mutt Mitts are provided for those guests who like to walk with their canine companions.
Canopy Shores provides ample parking, restroom facilities, and a covered pavilion with picnic tables completed as part of Phase I improvements. Additional improvements will consist of trail fitness equipment, educational signage, a boardwalk with a scenic overlook, and a canoe/kayak platform.
804 Christina Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32086
ALBUQUERQUE LITTLE THEATRE
Fort Mose Historic State Park is the site of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in what is now the United States. In 1738, the Spanish governor of Florida chartered the settlement of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, or Fort Mose for short, as a settlement for those fleeing slavery from the English colonies in the Carolinas. Over the next 25 years, Fort Mose and Spanish Saint Augustine became a sanctuary for Africans seeking liberation from the tyranny of English slavery.
For half a century, visitors to St. Augustine have made the St. Augustine/St. Johns County Visitor Information Center their first stop upon arriving in the Nation’s Oldest City. Commonly known as the “VIC,” the center offers information on special and cultural events, brochures and guidebooks for the area's attractions, clean restrooms, a gift shop. The VIC is staffed with friendly fully licensed tour guide hosts who gladly share information on attractions, museums, tours, accommodations, restaurants and unique shopping opportunities. The VIC is where a St. Augustine vacation begins, whether you plan to stay a day, a weekend or longer.