Author Archives: Walton Outdoors

International Coastal Cleanup Day in South Walton Sept. 19

Visit South Walton is hosting the 2015 International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the following beach accesses: Dune Allen, Ed Walline, Inlet Beach and Miramar Beach. It is easy to … Continue reading

Posted in Beaches, Environment | Tagged , | Leave a comment

New interpretive signs embellish South Walton’s coastal dune lakes

Educational interpretive signs now embellish five of the 15 coastal dune lakes in South Walton. Stallworth, Alligator, Eastern, and Deer Lakes have joined Western Lake with educational messages along the 18.6-mile Timpoochee bicycle/walking trail. At the suggestion of the Coastal … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Nature | Tagged | Leave a comment

Dead River Landing in Walton County a scenic location for boating, camping, and recreation

One of the most popular boat accesses and hunting spots along the Choctawhatchee River now boasts significant improvements. Dead River Landing just north of Bruce offers a scenic location to boat, camp, and recreate along Seven Runs Creek near the … Continue reading

Posted in Eco adventure, Fishing, Hunting, Kayak/Canoe, Nature, Outdoor Family Fun, Parks | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Walton County fishing report for Sept. 2

Fishing is great! Bay: Large bites on smaller size of trout, small, medium size redfish. Still Jack Crevalle biting. Lots of mullet! River: Dink bass biting on fire right now. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought … Continue reading

Posted in Fishing | Tagged | Leave a comment

Guided kayak tour of Western Lake every Wednesday in Sept.

Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, is offering the fall season of their popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Explore a coastal dune lake of South Walton … Continue reading

Posted in Eco adventure, Kayak/Canoe, Nature, Outdoor Family Fun | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Cogongrass identification and management seminar Sept. 24

Date/time: September 24, 2015;  9:00 am – 2:30 pm Cogongrass is considered a weedy pest in 73 countries. In the U.S., cogongrass is found primarily in the Southeast, where it has become a serious problem. It is currently spreading in nearly every … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Home/Garden | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Spadderdock a colorful flower found along Northwest Florida waterways

Ever wonder what those yellow flowers are along our area creeks? It is called spadderdock (Nuphar luteum); common names cow lily, yellow pond lily. We see these aquatic flowers floating above the water line along Northwest Florida fresh water creeks … Continue reading

Posted in Nature | Tagged | Leave a comment

Family Fun 5K Nature Hike at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center Sept. 26

The E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center teams up with the Walton County Health Department for the Biophilia Center Family Fun 5K Nature Hike on Saturday, September 26th. Get off the couch and into nature with this community event focusing on healthy living … Continue reading

Posted in Eco adventure, Nature, Trails/Hiking | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Sept. 6

Join in on the fun for the 4th Annual Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, presented by Visit South Walton, on Sunday, September 6, 2015 in Alys Beach, Florida. Located along Hwy 30A, the course winds through the resort town … Continue reading

Posted in Outdoor Family Fun | Tagged | Leave a comment

View the stars with astronomy club at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 19

Date/time: Sat., Sept. 19th, 4 p.m. Join the members of the Northwest Florida Astronomy Club and view the beauty of the night sky. They will start by setting up solar telescopes 3 hours before sunset for observing our closest star. … Continue reading

Posted in Eco adventure, Nature, Outdoor Family Fun | Leave a comment