Category Archives: Trails/Hiking

Take a hike along the many trails in Walton County and surrounding area.

Enjoy a guided hike to No Name Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Feb. 28

Date/time: Saturday February 28, 1 – 2 p.m. Come shake off the winter cobwebs and get outside for this nature hike. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Rangers will lead you through the various ecosystems that make this park unique. This … Continue reading

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Civilian Conservation Corps played major role in formation of early Florida State Parks

Much of CCC’s efforts remain intact in Northwest Florida State Parks In the midst of the Great Depression, the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration secured the creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the spring of 1933. The program was … Continue reading

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Learn about WWII history and more in a guided tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve

Spring tours offered January through May 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. Dates: Jan. 31, Feb. 11, Feb. 28, Mar. … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance offering spring eco adventures

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), and Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Discover Roads Less Traveled offers visitors and local residents extraordinary opportunities to explore, discover, and learn … Continue reading

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Celebrate Florida State Park’s First Day Hike event with a guided tour at Grayton Beach, Topsail Hill Preserve, or Rocky Bayou Jan. 1

Grayton Beach State Park Time: 9 – 11 a.m. Grayton Beach State Park would like to invite the public to start the New Year out with a little bit of fitness and learning about the flora and fauna of the … Continue reading

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Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve’s Garden of Eden Trail temporarily closed from tornado damage

On Nov. 17, 2014, a tornado touched down at the  Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve in the Florida Panhandle near Bristol. This is the location of the beautiful Garden of Eden Trail. While the trail and some of the natural … Continue reading

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Watersound trail opens in St. Joe Origins community

A new five-mile trail has opened in the St. Joe community of Origins. Named the Watersound Trail, the wide, crushed gravel surfaced road winds through a slash pine plantation. As an old logging road, the trail is a flat, easy … Continue reading

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Enjoy a guided tour of the wet prairies and rare plants of Point Washington State Forest Oct. 20

Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county. Guide: Tom Green. Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm We will visit several wet prairies in Pt. Washington State … Continue reading

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Take a guided hike along No Name Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Oct. 3

Time: 10 – 11 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you on a hike to view the parks natural beauty. This ranger-led hike will take you through several of the ecosystems that make this park unique. The walk will … Continue reading

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Back To Nature Festival, benefit for South Walton Community Council at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Oct. 19

Silent auction items available for viewing at Seaside merchants Oct. 17-18 South Walton Community Council is hosting its 13th annual Back To Nature Festival at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on Oct. 19. Fall is approaching and what could be … Continue reading

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