Relax on Amelia Island

Fall is one of the best times to visit Amelia Island! Locals often refer to this time of year as the “Secret Season” due to fewer crowds, a more temperate ocean, and cooler night temperatures.

While fall 2020 on Amelia Island will be different due to fewer events and social distancing, there are still many opportunities for relaxing and spending time outdoors! We’ve put together some of our recommendations on how to get the most out of your Amelia Island fall vacation and where to visit during your stay.

Extend Your Vacation

After a busy summer season, things tend to slow down to a more relaxing pace during the fall vacation season. With many schools moving to remote learning, it has made it easier than ever to extend your long weekend vacation to a full week or longer!

We invite you to experience a fall vacation on Amelia Island and take advantage of this unique opportunity. While staying with us, you can enjoy the many fun and relaxing activities including exploring the Amelia Island beaches, learning about the local history at Fort Clinch, enjoying nature on the greenway, and spotting wildlife at the nearby nature preserves.

Fun Fall Things to Do on Amelia Island

Fall on Amelia Island is all about enjoying a slower pace and spending time outdoors in the more comfortable temperatures. In addition to the beaches, Amelia Island offers some incredible parks and nature preserves. While the summer can be hot and humid, the cooler fall temperatures are perfect for spending more time outside and exploring these locations.

Explore Fort Clinch State Park

There are many activities at Fort Clinch State Park including touring the fort, fishing from pier, hiking the trails, and soaking up the sun on the park’s pristine beach that stretches for over 3 miles. Since the park is located on the more remote north end of the island, it is also an excellent place for birdwatching.

Bike the Egan’s Creek Greenway

No trip to Amelia island is complete without cruising on a bike! This is one of the best ways to see the island and is a great activity no matter the time of day. The greenway consists of a 300-acre preserve that is centrally located on Amelia Island. If you would like to visit without a bike, it also makes for a great place for hiking, walking, and spotting wildlife.

Birdwatch on Amelia Island

As birds migrate south for the winter, Amelia Island becomes a popular destination for birdwatchers. There are various types of ecosystems across the island including beaches, marshes, and grasslands that attract many different types of birds.

Some of the popular birding spots on Amelia Island include:

  • Amelia Island State Park
  • Fort Clinch State Park
  • Egans Creek Greenway Trail

See You on Amelia Island this Fall

As summer winds down, we are looking forward to cooler night temperatures that are perfect for a light jacket or fireside chat. Come enjoy our island’s secret season and book a vacation rental on Amelia Island today! We are looking forward to hosting you this fall.