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Explore a coastal dune lake with Walco Eco Tours

Learn about South Walton’s rare coastal dune lakes and dune ecosystems Murray Balkcom, South Walton resident, Realtor and eco tour guide is a man of many facets and talents. Raised on a farm in southwest Ga. near Lake Eufala, Ala., Murray has spent most of his life enjoying the outdoors. Out of college, and working a 70 hrs. a week job, Murray had little time for recreational activities. Deciding it was time for something different, Murray left the confines of...

Paddle your way around the Panhandle

  Kayaks an easy fit for anyone interested in outdoor fun     With the Gulf of Mexico, the Choctawhatchee Bay and numerous lakes, creeks and rivers in the area, kayaking is a popular sport in the Panhandle. And with little maintenance cost after purchase, kayaking can be enjoyed by most anyone. There are two basic configurations to choose from, the traditional cockpit style and the sit on top. In a variety of lengths, kayaks range from 8 – 20...

Local horticulturist shares passion for the indigenous beauty of Walton County

Go Native Tours with Snookie offers locals and visitors educational tours of natural habitats Local Florida Master Gardener and Master Naturalist, Snookie Parrish has a passion for nature and the outdoors. As one of the most recent additions to the Walton County Tourist Development Council’s list of certified nature outfitters, Snookie is now sharing her love of nature by offering guided tours. Appropriately named Go Native Tours with Snookie, she provides interpretive hiking, biking and walking tours in Walton County,...

Paddle a tributary of the Choctawhatchee River in Ebro

Enjoy an early morning excursion along the Chain of Lakes If you are looking for an extraordinary paddle to explore the Choctawhatchee River’s tributaries without the powerful current of the river, there is a little known place of incredible beauty near Ebro called the “Chain of Lakes.” This pristine paddle offers a dreamy experience through a canopied corridor of wetland forest. Pileated woodpeckers hammer on the old growth cypress trees which tower above the waterways in grandiose beauty. To explore...

A journey to the Glendale Memorial Nature Preserve

A fun and peculiar adventure not to be missed Up in the Northern part of Walton County sits an extraordinary and interesting place called the Glendale Memorial Nature Preserve. What a great morning I had off the beaten path, exploring living things, rusted things, and eco-friendly methods of laying the deceased to rest. Where else can you find a bamboo farm, Rustaphorian sculptures, a chufa farmer and a green burial ground? John Wilkerson, along with his brother Bill and John’s...