Author Archives: Walton Outdoors

Walton County Fair coming to DeFuniak Springs Oct. 6-11

Six days of family fun in store at the fairgrounds The Walton County Fair, a tradition since 1924, kicks off six days of family fun on Monday, Oct. 6, 2013. Sticking to its roots as an agricultural fair, there will … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day by helping clean the beach at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 27

Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to come help beautify the park. The summer crowds are gone but their trash is not, come out to National Public Lands Day and help clean up … Continue reading

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The Rise and Decline of the “Redneck Riviera” author featured at South Walton Community Council public forum Sept. 25

The South Walton Community Council (SWCC) is pleased to host author Hardy Jackson and Sundog Books at its next public forum. Join us as Hardy traces the development of the Florida-Alabama coast, or the “Redneck Riviera” as a tourist destination … Continue reading

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Take a guided canoe tour of Campbell Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 26

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Join Topsail for a unique opportunity to paddle Campbell Lake. Located within the heart of Topsail Hill, Campbell Lake is the largest of the parks two coastal dune lakes. You will join the ranger as … Continue reading

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Northwest Florida springs receive much needed boost

Holmes Creek, Econfina Creek, Wakulla Springs, and Jackson Blue spring to receive restoration funding On Sept. 10 2014, the Florida Joint Legislative Budget Commission approved the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s proposed $69 million in springs projects leveraged by the … Continue reading

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Walton county fishing report for Sept. 11

Fishing has never been better! Choctawhatchee Bay area: Redfish bite is through the roof. All sizes, all baits, shrimp, Berkley Gulp, Johnson spoons. River: bass and hybrids at the mouths of the river and creeks. Get out there! Click here … Continue reading

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Enjoy a guided tour and paddle of Morrison Springs Sept. 25

Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county. Learn about Florida’s crystal clear springs as we paddle Morrison Springs in Northeast Walton … Continue reading

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International Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 20

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) is hosting the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the following beach accesses: Van Ness Butler Jr., … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee WATERSHED Music Festival in Destin Sept. 20

On September 20, 2014 Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House of the Destin Harbor will host the inaugural Choctawhatchee WATERSHED Music Festival; a benefit concert to promote the health and sustainability of local waterways via the mission and objectives of the … Continue reading

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Alaqua Animal Refuge hosting Puppypalooza at Aaron Bessant Park Sept. 20

The inaugural Puppypalooza to benefit the Unconditional Love Program of Alaqua Animal Refuge will be held at Aaron Bessant Park in Panama City Beach on September 20, 2014 from 1 – 9 p.m. Puppypalooza will feature a DJ, inflatable bounce … Continue reading

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