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Explore northwest Florida’s Big Juniper Creek in Blackwater State Forest

A lazy day on the water suited for family fun Northwest Florida has an abundance of great places to explore off the beaten path. Great trails, and beautiful waterways, we are fortunate to have many places to explore. Big Juniper … Continue reading







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Twists and turns keep you paddling on Turkey Creek

Turkey Creek paddle full of beautiful surprises One of Northwest Florida’s most scenic waterways is the narrow, seepage spring fed Turkey Creek just west of Niceville. Located on Eglin Air Force Base Reservation, just off of SR 85, Turkey Creek … Continue reading







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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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Co-existing with Florida’s beach-nesting birds

Be watchful and respectful of all nesting wildlife, it’s a matter of survival While we all enjoy the beautiful beaches of Northwest Florida, it is important to remember that we share the beach with nesting shorebirds. While you are at … Continue reading







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Caverns to Coast Bike Tour March 21 – 27

Custom design your own bike tour from Florida Caverns State Park to Port St. Joe Location: Florida Caverns State Park, Marianna, FL The Caverns to Coast Tour, Bike Florida’s 2015 spring ride, is headed to the Northwest Florida Panhandle 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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South Walton Fire District Polar Bear Plunge Jan 1

The South Walton Fire District in conjunction with Gulf Place will be hosting their 2nd Annual Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day 2015. Time/Location:  Registration starts at 11 a.m. at Gulf Place.  “Plunge” starts at 1 p.m. sharp. Gulf … Continue reading







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Explore the scenic beauty of Dead Lakes in Wewahitchka, Florida

Interested in a unique paddling, boating and great fishing opportunities? Head over to Wewahitchka, Florida and explore the beautiful Dead Lakes area. The 6,700-acre Dead Lakes offer an abundance of great fishing for largemouth bass, crappie, shellcracker, bream, and catfish. … Continue reading







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Keep your eyes to the sky for white pelicans migrating through Northwest Florida

By Stan Kirkland, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission One of the many benefits of living in the Florida panhandle and particularly near the coast is the vast variety of wildlife we often see. Daily, you’re apt to see bald … Continue reading







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What is up with all the sharks? Florida Sea Grant explains

Since the beginning of the summer, panhandle residents and visitors have been reporting numerous sharks hanging out along the sandbars near the passes, cruising between the 2nd sandbar and the beach. One visitor was even bitten; raising the question – … Continue reading







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