The Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail, extending 14.5 miles from Imeson Road in Jacksonville to the town of Baldwin, was created on an old CSX railroad bed. There is a 12 ft wide multi-use asphalt trail for biking, hiking, and skating; and adjacent trails for off road bikes and horses.
Much of the trail is tree-shaded, and it is amazingly serene for being located so close to major highways. You’ll see abundant wildlife as you pass through pine flatwoods and uplands, swamps and wetlands, farms and cornfields. Several rest areas with benches are provided along the way.
The 29 mile round trip makes a great workout. Afterwards, stop by Everybody’s Restaurant in Baldwin for some down home country cooking!
Here is a link to a map and more information about the rail trail.
Everybody’s Restaurant in nearby Baldwin, Florida is where everybody goes to eat. It is also a favorite stop-over for cyclists biking the Jax-Baldwin Rail Trail. Everybody’s offers down home country cooking, friendly service, and food like Mom used to cook.
Everybody’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a varied menu sure to have something for everyone. Their fried chicken is the best around! I had the rib-eye sandwich and opted for a veggie in place of the customary fries. There’s also hamburgers and hot dogs, sandwiches and salads, fish, pork chops, even liver and onions, great veggies, homemade salad dressings, and more. Our total lunch bill for two was around $17.
Down home country cooking
Everybody’s is located at 35 US Highway 90 in Baldwin.
A helpful hint for those biking the rail trail: We chose to drive to Baldwin so we could start and end there, rather than start in Jacksonville and then have to bike the 14.5 miles back after all that wonderful food!