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Beachgrass growing in the dunes by the shore near The Hawthorne in Jacksonville, Florida



While the city of Jacksonville, Florida offers plenty of urban excitement, sometimes you want to escape the crowds and reconnect with nature. Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is one of the best places to enjoy camping, the beach, trails, kayaking, and much more without having to drive far from the city.


Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park has hiking and biking trails for most experienced and novice outdoor enthusiasts alike. If you want an easy hike, you can take Scout Trail, which cross a quarter-mile of grassy fields. Or, you can take the Wellness Trail, which runs six miles, half of which along the beach with spectacular views of the ocean. There are several off-road bicycle trails ranging from easy service roads to very difficult routes along the lake.


After a day on the trails, you can pitch a tent or relax in your RV by reserving a spot for the night at the park's campgrounds. You can also rent a cabin for much less than a motel room. Using a camping spot or a cabin means you can extend your stay and enjoy both the ocean and lake for several days.


When you choose a home at The Hawthorne Apartments, you'll live close enough to enjoy Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park throughout the year. Contact us today to schedule a tour of our gorgeous Jacksonville community.