Recently, the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club welcomed Ft. Clinch Park Ranger Mark Lee. Lee said many visitors have described the beautiful tree-lined canopy drive to the fort as a "time portal to the 1860s." He said that while the fort was the primary reason people visited, they are often surprised to discover the many other attractions -- private beaches, half-mile long fishing pier, Willow Pond nature trail and two campgrounds. Lee added that the park hosted 300,000 visitors in 2015 -- 74 percent of whom came from out of town. These visitors spent $114 per person in our local economy and supported 421 jobs locally, Lee noted. He closed by saying that Ft. Clinch is the third most popular park in Florida.