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Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail updates published

TALLAHASSEE, Fla – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Greenways and Trails has recently updated its guide to all 26 segments of the 1,515-mile Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail. Florida’s longest non-motorized trail begins at Big Lagoon State Park in Pensacola and extends to Key West and then up the east coast to the Georgia state line. The changes made to to the 322-page guide include several changes in overnight accommodations, including Mexico Beach where one motel is set...

Night kayak course and primitive camping on Lake DeFuniak May 17

In conjunction with the annual LakeFest event in DeFuniak Springs, the American Kayaking Association (AKA) will be offering a three-hour nighttime course on Lake DeFuniak. The event will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 7 – 10 p.m. Learn from certified trainers on what to do in nighttime waters, proper equipment to have with you, and safety tips regarding paddling and overnight camping. Bring your own kayak/canoe/paddle board, life jacket, whistle and paddles or request equipment. Boats and...

Guided moonlight paddle at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Feb. 18

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a moonlight paddle on Monday, February 18, 2019 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Experience Campbell Lake on a ranger guided paddling tour.  Participants must be experienced canoers/kayakers over 12 yrs old.   Program is $40 per person and space is limited.  Advanced online registration is required and can be done HERE.  Program fee includes watercraft rental, PFD, paddle, park admission fee, glow sticks, hot chocolate, a special surprise, tram ride to Campbell Lake and a...

Guided moonlight paddle at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Jan. 19

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a Moonlight Paddle on January 19, 2019 from 4 – 7 p.m.  Experience Campbell Lake on a ranger guided paddling tour.  Participants must be experienced canoers/kayakers over 12 yrs. old.   Program is $40 per person and space is limited.  Advanced online registration is required and can be done HERE.  Program fee includes watercraft rental, PFD, paddle, park admission fee, glow sticks, hot chocolate, a special surprise, tram ride to Campbell Lake and a...

Enjoy a guided moonlight paddle at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Dec. 21

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a moonlight paddle on December 21, 2018 from 4 – 7 p.m.  Experience Campbell Lake on a Ranger guided paddling tour.  Participants must be experienced canoers/kayakers over 12 yrs old. The program is $40 per person and space is limited.  Advanced online registration is required and can be done at www.topsailparkfriends.org. Program fee includes watercraft rental, PFD, paddle, park admission fee, glow sticks, Hot Chocolate, a special surprise, tram ride to Campbell Lake...