Category Archives: Nature

Explore nature in Walton County and Northwest Florida.

Explore Lakewood Park: Florida’s highest point

Walton County Park east of Paxton is lowest State high point in the U.S. At a whopping 345 ft. above sea level, there is no need for any mountain climbing gear to get to the top of Florida’s highest point. … Continue reading

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Guided canoe tour of Western Lake at Grayton Beach State Park May 29

Date/time: Wednesday May 29th at 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. Enjoy a canoe tour of Western Lake channel and outfall with a Grayton Beach Park Services Specialist. They will lead you on an informative trip on Western Lake discussing the … Continue reading

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Learn about coastal dune lakes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park May 29

Date/time: May 29, 1 – 2 p.m. These rare lakes are found only in a few places worldwide, including right here at Topsail Hill. Walton County has 15 of them along the coast and two are protected inside the park. … Continue reading

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Take a guided hike to No Name Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park May 22

Date/time: May 22, 1 – 2 p.m. Coastal dune lakes are extremely unique and rare worldwide. During this hike Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Rangers will lead you through the various ecosystems that make this park unique. This hike will … Continue reading

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Enjoy a guided nature walk at Grayton Beach State Park May 14

Date/time: Thursday, May 14th at 9:00 a.m. Join Grayton Beach State Park Services Specialist Patrick Hartsfield for a guided nature walk of the Beach Dune Trail. Learn about the coastal dune lake, the Choctawhatchee beach mouse, and other flora and … Continue reading

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Guided paddle tour Western Lake lunch at the Red Bar May 13

Dates/time: May 13 – 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Explore Western Lake and take … Continue reading

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Explore the life of flutterbys at the Panhandle Butterfly House

Curious about the magical life of a butterfly? Learn all about these amazing insects as you explore the Panhandle Butterfly House in Navarre, Florida. The interactive facility will entertain and educate as you watch the colorful insects in action. Walk … Continue reading

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Have breakfast with a ranger at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park May 9

Date/time May 9, 9 – 10 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you and your family to Breakfast with a Ranger. Join the Rangers of Topsail Hill to learn about the park, its history and to ask them all … Continue reading

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Learn about the Florida black bear at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park May 1

Date/time: May 1, 1- 2 p.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to an informational program on the Florida Black Bear. This program will cover the basics of the bears life in Florida, such as life span, denning habits, … Continue reading

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Take a guided tour of the Choctawhatchee River and Morrison Springs May 18

Date/time: May 18, 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Learn about unique places tucked away … Continue reading

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