Amelia Island, situated in the northeast corner of Florida, draws over half a million visitors a year from around the globe. Many come for the 13 miles of white sand beaches, bike paths that wind through Fort Clinch State Park or down through the south end of the island and out to Big Talbot Island State Park, and afternoons spent window-shopping on historic Centre Street.

But in the middle of the island lies Florida’s version of a secret garden: 300 acres of protected land along Egans Creek opened for public use in 2000 as Egans Creek Greenway.

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