The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Visit South Walton and Northwest Florida State College, presents a series of Spring eco-adventures in South Walton County. Discover Roads Less Traveled offers visitors and residents varied opportunities to explore and discover the natural resources that make South Walton unique. Descriptions are available online at www.basinalliance.org by clicking the EcoTours information box at the lower-left. Prices vary, starting at $15. Registration is by phone at 850-200-4160.
The Florida Pandhandle is one of the five richest biodiversity hotspots in North America. Walton County’s extraordinary ecosystems are home to numerous and unusual native plants and animals. Besides its white-sand beaches, the County boasts the Choctawhatchee River (Florida’s fourth largest in volume), Choctawhatchee Bay, many creeks and streams, and the extremely rare coastal dune lakes. Discover Roads Less Traveled will introduce you to some of these very special places.
The current schedule of eco-tours provides opportunities through the Spring season. Listings include kayak and stand-up-paddle tours, various hiking excursions, surf-fishing lessons, coastal dune lakes tours, and more. “It’s for people coming down here looking for something to do beyond the beach,” said CBA Director Alison McDowell. A summer schedule of similar activities will be issued soon.
Eco-tours are led by local experts, so participants will gain a better understanding of the local environment.