This trailhead, managed by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation, includes a restroom, parking, and a picnic area. A kiosk with a trail map is located just west of the trailhead. This trailhead is 9 miles from the Vermont Boulevard Trailhead and 7 miles from the end of the trail in Putnam County.
The preserve is part of the Palatka to St. Augustine State Trail, a 12-foot-wide, 19-mile-long paved trail that runs through beautiful agricultural landscapes and scenic routes. You can begin your adventure from several access points. Starting in St. Johns County and traveling into Putnam County tends to be the popular route due to the ample parking at the eastern trailheads and the opportunity to visit the designated Florida Trail Town of Palatka mid-trip.
8989-9001 State Road 207, Hastings, FL 32145
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.