Category Archives: Parks

Explore the parks in Walton County and surrounding area.

Enjoy breakfast with a ranger at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park March 14

Date/time: Saturday March 14th, 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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Take a guided hike to Campbell Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park March 7

Date/time: Saturday March 7, 12:30 -2:00 p.m. Coastal dune lakes are extremely unique and rare worldwide. Come join the folks at Topsail and hike through some of Topsail’s best ecosystems culminating with a stop at Campbell Lake. This is an … Continue reading

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Take a guided tour of the wet prairies of Grayton Beach State Park March 3

Dates/time: March 3, April 22, 10 – 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. Join the Park Ranger for … 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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Take a guided paddle tour of Western Lake with Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

Dates/time: Feb. 10, Feb. 26, March 10, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 7, May 19 – 9 – 11:30 a.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its … 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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American roots music concert at Camp Helen State Park lodge Jan. 10

The Friends of Camp Helen State Park are hosting a Saturday concert series. The concerts will be held in the lodge from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. On Sat., Jan, 10, Camp Helen presents Brian Smalley, a singer/songwriter/guitarist with an ability … 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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American roots music concert at Camp Helen State Park lodge Dec. 6

The Friends of Camp Helen State Park are hosting a Saturday concert series. The concerts will be held in the lodge from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. On Sat., Dec. 6, Eric Taylor will perform. “The William Faulkner of songwriting, Eric … Continue reading

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