River Park Inn Bed and Breakfast located in Green Cove Springs is a wonderful place to visit this summer, especially if you are boating or want to. 29.59 665 N and 081.40 478. These are the coordinates if you are navigating the St. Johns River and find yourself in need of respite. Moor your boat at the Green Cove Springs City Pier and walk into town for dining at one of several local establishments or picnic in the park where you will find restrooms, a free flowing mineral spring, a state of the art playground for the kids and a chemical-free, spring-fed swimming pool. Within walking distance of the pier you can explore antique and thrift stores, the vintage Clay Theatre, Hollerith’s art gallery, Wild Ginger pottery shop and River Park Inn Bed and Breakfast for overnight accommodations. Stay in town for the Saturday night Auction at Side by Side and on Sunday afternoon visit the Railroad collection complete with a climb aboard red caboose at the historic museum. Take advantage of a public cruise on the Annabelle Lee, an authentic paddle wheel boat, that will be available for public and private cruises beginning in July 2013. You will find her moored at the pier in Spring Park to accommodate guests from the River Park Inn based on availability. Private cruises for groups and special occasions can be reserved by calling (904) 396-2333. Simply check “promotions” at www.riverparkinn.com for information on the public cruises as well as other specials. So create a warm memory in “Old Florida” and visit Green Cove Springs for a less complicated respite on the west bank of the St. Johns River a little south of Jacksonville. As one of our guests recently commented… “How could you NOT have something to do when you are this close to that beautiful river”.
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Celebrating 18 years of bringing Scotland to you. Grab your kilt and come to the Clay County Fairgrounds in Green Cove Springs for the NE Florida Scottish Highland Games on February 13, 2013 from 9:00 am – 10:00 pm. Enjoy the competitions and all the Scottish traditions that include instruments like bagpipes and harps, traditional animals like dogs and sheep and games like the javelin toss. While there explore your heritage with the many Scottish clans people in the arena. Bring your kilt or not, you don’t really have to wear the kilt unless you want to. Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival is a gathering of athletics, music, food and fun games. The Games continues to grow and reflect the deep connections and effects the Scots and their descendants have had on the United States as well as Northeast Florida in particular. The Clay County Fair grounds, in beautiful Green Cove Springs, Florida is located at 2497 State Road 16 West. Competitions will include Scottish Athletics, Bag Pipes & Drums, Fiddle Competition and Highland Dance.
The history of the Highland Games can be traced back for well over a thousand years. The biggest gatherings were those of the military where the commanding officers, like the Clan Chiefs of old, saw the advantages of encouraging sports and past times which kept their men fit, agile, and strong for war. Piping and dancing in particular were practiced as a form of relaxation wherever the regiments went. To this day some of the best pipe bands can be found in the armed forces.
The Winter Series Horse Show in Green Cove Springs, Florida from January 16 through February 3, 2013 is a must see inspiring event for any horse enthusiast. You’ll see expert and amateur riders from across the country and around the world for this prestigious event. Admission is free to most of the events. If you love horses and watching their riders, this is the event to see.