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Fall Festival and haunted tram ride at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Oct. 24-25

Time: 6 – 10 p.m. It’s time again for Topsail’s annual Fall Festival. There will be a haunted tram ride, activities, food, and games for children. This is an all ages event although there may be age restrictions on the … Continue reading

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Learn the basics of surf fishing at Grayton Beach State Park Oct. 8

Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county. Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m. Guide: Park Ranger Patrick Hartsfield Park Ranger Hartsfield will demonstrate and instruct the basic … Continue reading

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Learn about the eastern gray squirrel at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Oct. 10

Time: 2 – 3 p.m. Come learn about our most widely seen rodents the eastern gray squirrel. You’ll find out what an important part of the ecosystem these squirrels play . Enter the park through the main gate and the … 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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Enjoy star gazing by the shore at Henderson Beach State Park Oct. 17

Date: Friday, October 17th, from 3 – 10 p.m. The Department of Environmental Protection’s Henderson Beach State Park will host a star gazing program. Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing of … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day by helping clean the beach at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 27

Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to come help beautify the park. The summer crowds are gone but their trash is not, come out to National Public Lands Day and help clean up … Continue reading

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Take a guided canoe tour of Campbell Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 26

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Join Topsail for a unique opportunity to paddle Campbell Lake. Located within the heart of Topsail Hill, Campbell Lake is the largest of the parks two coastal dune lakes. You will join the ranger as … Continue reading

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Learn surf fishing at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 19

Time: 9 – 11 a.m. State Park Surf fishing is a popular sport along the beaches of Topsail Hill. This program will teach you what types of bait will work, what times of year certain fish can be caught, and … Continue reading

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Learn about monarch butterflies at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 12

Time: 2 – 3 p.m. Soon the monarch butterflies will visit the park on their migration southward. Many butterflies pass through but only one is as regal as the Monarch. In this program Ranger Tammy will discuss the amazing life … Continue reading

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Learn about exotic plants at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 10

Time: 3 – 4 p.m. Come learn about our non-native visitors. You may have some right in your own back yard, this program will teach you how to identify and get rid of plants that do not belong. Lots of … Continue reading

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