Author Archives: Walton Outdoors

Paddle, swim, fish or cave dive at Merritt’s Mill Pond in Marianna

Spring fed pond a natural wonder to explore What do Jackson Blue, Shangri-la, Twin Caves, Indian Wash Tub, Hole-in-the-Wall, Gator Hole, and Hidey Hole have in common? They are all names of springs feeding into the crystal clear waters of … Continue reading

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Old Nick’s Redfish Round Up tournament May 20

The Old Nick’s Redfish Round Up is the “Largest Redfish Tournament on the Gulf Coast,” held each year in May, along the waters of Choctawhatchee Bay in the Panhandle of Florida. For the 12th year in a row, Nick’s Seafood … Continue reading

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Benefit Smile Mile and 5K race May 20

Date/time: Saturday, May 20, 8 a.m. Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) will host their inaugural Smile Mile and 5K Race presented by St. Joe Community Foundation. The race will take place at 8 a.m. with staggered flight start times on … Continue reading

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Artsquest Fine Arts Festival May 13 – 14

A Mother’s Day weekend tradition, ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival is a juried show that will take place May 13 & 14, in the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. The festival is part of Art Week South Walton, a collaboration of visual, performing and … Continue reading

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FWC approves 78-day recreational red snapper 2017 season in Gulf waters

At its April meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the 2017 Gulf state waters recreational red snapper season. The 78-day Gulf recreational red snapper season will be as follows: • Open Saturdays and Sundays … Continue reading

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Warren Bayou in Bay County soon to be open year-round

At its April meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a measure that will allow fishing year-round in Warren Bayou, its tributaries, and within 100 yards of the mouth of the bayou. Warren Bayou is … Continue reading

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