Trail Talk

Our Trails – So Much More Than a Place to Hike!

Trail Talk – June 2015

The Woodlands and Forest Park are part of the city parks system and provide venues for more experiences than just trails to hike. Both parks are rich […]

There’s Bugs in Them Thar Trees!

Trail Talk – May 2015

Those of you who walk in the Woodlands, specifically the Sarah Zigler trail, no doubt saw the decks of logs at the far end near the parking lot last month. Those […]

A Celebration of 25 Years in Support of the Jacksonville Woodlands – by Charles Wilson, JWA President

For the past 21 years, on a weekend in April, throngs of Jacksonville Woodlands’ users have laced up their walking shoes and hit the trails in celebration of an amazing community resource. On Saturday, April […]

It’s Easy to Volunteer on the Jacksonville Woodland Trails

Trail Talk – April 2015

That was quite a little one-day downpour we had at the end of February, wasn’t it? I was pleasantly surprised to not see trees strewn […]

Guides to the Jacksonville Parks Trails

Trail Talk – March 2015

Learning how to get around in the Jacksonville Woodlands and the Forest Park trail systems can be challenging to first-time visitors. Even returning hikers and mountain bikers enjoying these […]

Fall in Love with Jacksonville Woodlands and the Forest Park Trails

Trail Talk – February 2015

A great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day (or any day) with a loved one is to take a hike on one of the Jacksonville Woodlands or Forest Park trails.

We are pleased […]

Got Trail Ideas?

Trail Talk – December 2014/January 2015

Thiis is the time of year the Jacksonville Woodlands Association wraps-up our projects and plans our workload for next year, which is just around the corner!

That being said, I thought […]

Trail Talk, November 2014

The Forest Park continues to improve and expand under the guidance and work of the Forest Park Volunteers and the city Parks Department. The volunteers have identified several new trail locations needed in the Forest […]

Bob goes off the beaten path… on volunteering! – by Bob Budesa

Trail Talk – October 2014

I remember 45 years ago, sitting peacefully tying flies for an order Abercrombe & Fitch had put in, and my mother saying, “Mrs. Riley could sure use a hand today running […]

Running the Forest Park Trails – by Clayton Gillette with Bob Budesa

Trail Talk – September 2014

One thinks of recreation in Jacksonville with a strong bias toward wining, dining, shopping, and concert-going. Yet, for the outdoor enthusiast, there’s a wide choice of areas for hiking and running […]