Magnificent tangled oaks line this neighborhood laced with cool shade, magnolia trees, orange groves, bird life, and butterfly gardens. Mandarin, named after the orange, is nestled along the St. Johns River and has a lush tropical feel that makes this attraction spectacular. The area has historical meaning in many ways. It once served as a primary exporter of cotton, and oranges in the 1800’s. Olde Mandarin was called “a tropical paradise” by Harriet Beecher Stowe who wintered here from Connecticut for 17 years. Beecher-Stowe (author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin) instilled her spirituality and passion for community and it still lives on. Much of the history has been captured and preserved and is shared on this bicycle tour. Free Parking. Flat terrain good for all levels of riders. The Walter Jones Museum nearby.
Tour Departs Roundtrip: 12001 Mandarin Road Jacksonville, FL 32222 (Across from Walter Jones Museum)
Approx. 3 Hours
Please arrive at the time of your tour. If we’re not there when you arrive, we’re on our way!
Detailed directions will be included in your confirmation email.