Category Archives: Nature

Explore nature in Walton County and Northwest Florida.

Sandhill cranes winter in north Walton County

Winter visitors a welcome sight for local bird lovers For the last several years, migrating sandhill cranes have been spending the winter months in north Walton County in Paxton. Foraging in a wetland area and private pasture near Lake Jackson, … Continue reading

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Bike, hike, camp and horseback ride at Pine Log State Forest

Sand Pond Recreation Area in Ebro offers miles of trails to explore Looking for a fun place to take the family to explore nature? Head over to Pine Log State Forest for a day of hiking, biking or horse back … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from Walton Outdoors

Thankful “For each new morning with its light,
 For rest and shelter of the night,
 For health and food, for love and friends,
 For everything Thy goodness sends.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Washington County resident raises alligators in Orange Hill

When one transitions into retirement, typically it’s to enjoy relaxation time. Not so for Washington County resident Chris Ellis. After a career as a Florida Highway patrolman, Ellis took a leap of faith and made an unusual second career choice … Continue reading

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Coastal dune lake ecology school at Camp Helen State Park Oct. 24

The UF/IFAS Panhandle Outdoor Live Team presents the 2017 Coastal Dune Lake Water School. Walton County Florida is home to 15 beautiful, yet globally imperiled, coastal dune lakes. The dune lakes are vitally important to our coastal communities, providing a … Continue reading

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Sunset paddle at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 30

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a Sunset Paddle on September 30, 2017 from 5 – 7:30p.m. Experience Campbell Lake on a Ranger guided paddling tour. Participants must be experienced canoers/kayakers over 12 yrs. old. Program is $40 per … Continue reading

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