You live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Act like it.
It’s easy to lose sight of the beauty that surrounds you. You’ve got work, bills, kids, whatever. We all do it. But as Daylight Saving Time returns this week, as the sunshine lingers and these peculiarly cold nights turn into a springtime envied all over this country, we at Folio Weekly thought it a particularly good moment to turn our attention to the great outdoors, to the wonders and mysteries and treasures that await us in the woods and on the waters and wherever we could go.
In the pages that follow, you’ll find short, first-person pieces on stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, camping and more, as well as a guided tour of this region’s most precious environmental resource, the St. Johns River, from the woman whose job it is to keep it clean and safe. You’ll also find gobs of information on how to make the most of all of Northeast Florida’s natural amenities — what to do, where to do it, and the folks who will supply you with the gear you need to get it done.
From parks to bikes, from camping to watersports to outdoor festivals, no matter what you want to do, Folio Weekly’s inaugural Outdoors Issue has you covered.