Located in Flagler County, Palm Coast is one of the most populous cities in Florida. The population of the city was around 80,000 in the year 2014. The city has amazing trails and a state park. Even the beaches and museums are unique in its own way. Let us have a look at the best things that you could do in Palm Coast:
1. Mala Compra Plantation greenway trail
~MARKER OF THE DAY~ F-529 Mala Compra Plantation Historic Site Along FL A1A between Palm Coast and Marineland is the former site of this plantation that was burned during the Second Seminole War.Posted by Vale Tim Fillmon on Thursday, 29 March 2018
A few years ago, this place was all about broken down trailers with no proper plumbing or electrical wiring. But the Flagler County officials converted that place into a beautiful park with a boat ramp and unique nature trails. The Mala Compra Plantation is one of the Florida’s most important archaeological sites.
There is a special boardwalk across the plantation area. Many displays around the area explain the importance of the history and cultural value of the site. The place has received many notable awards because of its archeological history. The name “Mala Compra” translates to ‘bad bargain.’ If you are in Palm Coast, then this is a must-visit place for you!
Mala Compra Plantation greenway trail
Website: Mala Compra
2. Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
The Washington Oaks is widely famous because of the amazing shoreline with rock formations around Atlantic Beach. The gardens at the state park are truly remarkable. The place is located between the Atlantic Ocean and Matanzas River.
There is a visitor center for more information about the park’s cultural resources. The Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is a great place for a picnic. There are two spots for fishing at this place.
The beach and the seawall at Matanzas River are perfect for fishing. A huge number of trails are also present at the Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, which allows for hiking and bicycling. Washington Oaks Gardens State Park has an amazing playground for kids.
It is a great place for bird and wildlife viewing. What’s more is that this is one of the most sought after places for weddings too. How about planning your wedding at this unique place?
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
Website: Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
3. Flagler Beach
The Flagler Beach is located between Daytona Beach and St. Augustine at Florida’s Atlantic Coast. The place is one of the most uncrowded beaches in Florida. There are plenty of options for fishing here.
The beach has unique shops and waterfront restaurants. The town itself is quite classic. The Flagler Beach offers surfing and a beautiful fishing pier. The breathtaking ocean views are alluring in their own way! There are many recreational facilities around.
The Flagler Beach also has its own historical museum, known as Flagler Beach Historical Museum. The museum is dedicated to Flagler Beach and Flagler County’s history. There is a huge number of collections of bones from the Stone Age here. There is a special ‘Space Age’ section where staff from NASA has provided unique exhibit items from space! Plan your day ahead and visit this sensational beach and the museum at Flagler.
Website: Flagler Beach
4. Camping at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area
The Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area is an ideal spot for camping. The place gets its name from Florida’s own folk singer Gamble Rogers. It is located near Highway A1A.
The place is perfect for a picnic as there are many picnic pavilions at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area. The area has a lot of coastal forests. This is an ultimate place for boaters too.
The Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area offers two full-facility campgrounds. One campground is located on a dune around the shore of the Atlantic Ocean and another one is at the Intracoastal Waterway. The Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation also offers canoes, kayaks, and bicycles on rent. The Gamble Rogers is an ultimate place to spend your entire day camping at this remarkable area.
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area
Website: Gamble Rogers Area
5. Florida Agricultural Museum
The Florida Agricultural Museum is an awesome place to spend your day while you are in Palm Coast. This museum offers an insight into real Florida life, way back to the 18th century! The Florida Agricultural Museum offers guided tours on a wagon ride.
You will get a chance to relive the past era. The tour will give you insights into pumping water and you will also get a chance to meet the farm animals. You will get to watch the horses and cattle graze. Visiting the pigs during their mud bath session would be really fun.
You will be able to the see the chicken and ducks during your guided tour of the museum. A century store is a great place for kids. The tour will take you through five restored buildings. The trip on the tractor-pulled wagon will cater to your excitement.
The store has displays of saddles, canned goods, bales of cotton and much more. You can also hike at the John Hewitt’s sawmill. The Florida Agricultural Museum is an ideal spot for all age groups to dive into the history of Florida life!
Florida Agricultural Museum
Website: Florida Agricultural Museum
6. Herschel King Park
Located in Intracoastal Waterway the Herschel King Park has a lot to offer. It is exactly between State Road 100 and Palm Coast Parkway. This is a great place for boating and fishing. A pier is a great place for fishing.The immense park has shaded walking trail available.
The Herschel King Park is best for canoeing and kayaking, as there is a canoe and kayak launch at this place. The picnic pavilion and playground is a great place to hang out. This park is a perfect destination for weddings and wildlife viewing too. Enjoy and spend an entire day at the Herschel King Park by indulging in the numerous activities.
Herschel King Park
Website: Herschel King Park
7. Cherokee Grove
Located on Pellicer Creek, The Cherokee Grove, also known as Princess Place Preserve, is one of the most historic places in Florida. It was added to the U.S National Register of Historic Places. It preserves the oldest homestead in the city. Because of its historic importance, which dates back to the 18th century, The Cherokee Grove was constructed in an Adirondack style hunting lodge with materials such as pink coquina and cedar trunks. This huge area also has Florida’s first in-ground pool which is fed by an artesian spring.
Website: Cherokee Grove
Palm Coast And beaches
The Palm Coast has a lot to offer and caters to all your vacation needs. Go ahead and plan your next trip to this wonderful city!
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