Category Archives: Eco adventure

Explore the outdoors in Walton County and Northwest Florida with an eco tour adventure with a guide or on your own.

Take a guided eco tour of Western Lake on a kayak or stand up paddle board April 28

Time: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. You will travel from where the water comes in to Western Lake to where the water goes out from Western Lake to the Gulf of Mexico.  Discussion topics will include history, coastal dune lake ecology, … Continue reading

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Enjoy a canoe tour of Western Lake channel and outfall at Grayton Beach State Park April 30

On Wednesday, April 30 from 9 – 11 a.m. enjoy a canoe tour of Western Lake channel and outfall.  A Grayton Beach State Park specialist will lead you on an exciting trip on Western Lake discussing the importance and rarity … Continue reading

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Take a hike on the Florida Trail along Econfina Creek

Scenic vistas await the explorer Hiking the Florida Trail along the Econfina Creek just north of Panama City in Washington County is a must do for anyone who enjoys nature. This portion of the Trail in Northwest Florida runs along … Continue reading

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Explore nature at St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge

Have you ever wanted to step back in time and explore the natural beauty of Florida?  Pack yourself a lunch and head over to the undeveloped treasure chest that awaits you at the St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). … Continue reading

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Getting to Know the Natives – Garden and trail tour at Northwest Florida State College South Walton April 21

Time: 3 p.m. Get acquainted with the local flora and fauna as you enjoy a guided tour of the Native Plant Demonstration Garden and Trail at Northwest Florida State College (South Walton Center). Plants featured in the Garden, Trail and … Continue reading

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Take a guided tour of the coastal dune lakes April 22

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, UF/IFAS Extension, and Florida Sea Grant for natural resource tours to introduce participants to the Jewels of 30A – the coastal dune lakes of Walton County, Florida. Coastal dune lakes … Continue reading

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Camp SkyWay offering outdoor summer fun at Camp Helen State Park

Local Day Camp keeps your children moving, learning, and exploring, while creating memories and friendships Camp SkyWay, located at Camp Helen State Park, offers a one of a kind summer day camp experience for young campers ages 5-12. Campers will … Continue reading

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Learn about the flora and fauna at Deer Lake State Park April 17

On Thursday, April 17th at 9 a.m. join the Deer Lake Park services specialist for “The Dunes are Alive talk at Deer Lake State Park. Learn about the flora and fauna found in the sand dunes. Participants will meet at … Continue reading

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Have breakfast with a ranger and Turtle Bob at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 12

Time: 9 – 10:30 a.m. Topsail Hill invites you to a special breakfast on Sat., April 12, with guest speaker Turtle Bob from the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Turtle Bob will talk about the importance of our local turtles and … Continue reading

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Paint by the Bay with Studio By The Sea April 15

Time:  2 p.m. Studio by the Sea is a traveling, open air and indoor venue painting studio. They are happy to be traveling to Walton County’s new Kellogg Park on beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay for a special Art Partners class. Amanda Usrey guide … Continue reading

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