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McQuage Bayou multiple-use trail in Point Washington State Forest undergoes restoration

The McQuage Bayou trail in south Walton’s Point Washington State Forest has undergone restoration and is now open for biking, hiking, and horse-back riding. The trail, originally established as equestrian-use only, has been closed to the public due to the … Continue reading

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Roadside springs of northwest Florida

Northwest Florida boasts a large inventory of beautiful springs. With close to 40 in the Walton, Holmes, Washington and Bay counties, many are only accessible by paddling or by boat. There are a few available you can enjoy a family … Continue reading

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Explore nature along the Holmes Creek Canoe Trail

Head up to Vernon for a day of paddling fun Holmes Creek is one of the most diverse paddles in the Northwest Florida Panhandle area. As part of Florida’s statewide system of Greenways and Trails, Holmes Creek flows through a … Continue reading

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American Flamingos pass through South Walton

A lot of flurry going on in South Walton County the last few days as a pair of American Flamingos have been spotted along the Gulf not far from Deer Lake State Park. Initially spotted shorty after tropical storm Cindy … Continue reading

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A colorful journey awaits you on Econfina Creek

Spring fed creek a natural wonder Part of Florida’s Greenways and Trails, the Econfina Creek in Bay and Washington counties is many a paddlers’ favorite journey in the Florida Panhandle. Pack a lunch and bring your snorkel, for you are … Continue reading

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South Walton home to new artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico

South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) is currently installing new artificial reefs at several locations in the Gulf of Mexico just offshore South Walton’s beaches. As of June 5, 2017, the marine vessel Maranatha’s crew and SWARA began just off … Continue reading

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