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Amelia December Outdoor Activities

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Amelia December Outdoor Activities


My sister and I are planning a girls weekend trip to Amelia mid-December from Chicago. Since the weather will be warmer than where we're coming from, we're hoping to get in as much outdoor activity time as we can. We're planning to stay in Fernandina but will have access to a car.

We're hoping to do some hiking biking and kayaking/canoeing.

Can anyone make any recommendations? So far I've been able to find Kayak Amelia.

Are there any other can't miss activities going on on Amelia during December?

Thank you so much for your help!


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1. Re: Amelia December Outdoor Activities

There are lots of opportunities for year-round outside activities here. There are several great hike and bike trails on the Greenway (free) and Ft. Clinch State Park (nominal fee) on the northern end of the island where you'll be staying. They're located across from one another on Atlantic Avenue - which is an extension of Centre Street in the Historic District. Ecomotion Tours also runs great Segway Tours in Ft. Clinch. Just go to their website to get the schedule. You didn't mention where you're staying but most of the bed and breakfasts offer complimentary use of bikes during your stay. Kayak Amelia does guided trips, but you can also just rent kayaks and canoes if you prefer to go it alone. They also have SUP tours (stand-up paddlesboards).

There are some less active outdoor pursuits that may interest you, as well. Amelia River Cruises goes out on a couple of trips a day offering a narrate history of Amelia Island and Cumberland Island; you can take a private carriage tour of the Historic District too. There are also trolley tours and a Saturday Farmers Market in town.

You didn't mention the dates in December that you'll be here but there are always things going on on the island. The best best is to go to www.ameliaisland.com to check the events calendar. Have a great time on the island.

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2. Re: Amelia December Outdoor Activities

This is really helpful. Thank you so much!!!

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