The Shared-Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail program funded construction of two projects in St. Johns county. Combined, they close the final 3.5-mile gap in the Palatka to St. Augustine State Trail. Built on a former railroad corridor north of State Road 207, this section of trail extends from the Putnam county line across from Merryfield Lane, east to Spuds. Highlights of the $6.2 million project include the trail bridge trestles over Deep Creek and Cracker Branch Creek. The first three-time winner of the Gold Medal honoring the nation’s best state park system, the Florida Park Service manages the 19-mile Palatka to St. Augustine State Trail.
Project highlights included:
-3.5 miles of trail
-12 ft wide
-2019 ACAF “Excellence in Paving” Winner