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First Day hike at Ponce De Leon Springs State Park 8:45 am
First Day hike at Ponce De Leon Springs State Park
Jan 1 @ 8:45 am – 11:00 am
First Day hike at Ponce De Leon Springs State Park Jan. 1 Spend the first day of the year on a guided hike at Ponce De Leon Springs State Park. Meet at 8:45 a.m. in the main parking area behind the ranger station. You will travel to the trails that are within the south of I-10 portion of the park, just off from Highway 81. Trails may have standing water, and temperatures at this time of year can vary, so check weather predictions and wear the proper attire. Paths may be muddy with exposed roots, but with minimum elevation changes. Hike is free with paid park admission. Park Fees $4.00 per vehicle. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required. Limit 8 people per vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass. Ponce de Leon Springs State Park 2860 Ponce de Leon Springs Road Ponce de Leon, Florida 32455 Phone: 850-836-4281 Driving Directions Ponce de Leon Springs State Park Area is located one half mile south of U.S. 90 on C.R. 181A in Ponce de Leon, FL. ::MAP::
First Day Hike at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
First Day Hike at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Jan 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and kick off the new year with a First Day Hike on Jan 1. Explore the park with a ranger and learn about the park and its wildlife. Participants attending at 9 a.m. will enjoy a longer four mile round trip hike. Those coming at 2 p.m. will enjoy an easier mile and a half stroll. Both trails are relatively flat with roots, rock and dirt. To enjoy the First Day Hike to the fullest, wear weather appropriate clothing and closed toed shoes. Bring water bottle, hat and sunscreen. Both the hike and the stroll are a part of the park’s B.A.R.K. Ranger program. This program is free with regular park admission. A $6.00 entry admission per vehicle into the park. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located at 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. For more information, call (850) 267-8330 ::MAP::
Guided first day hike at Grayton Beach State Park 9:00 am
Guided first day hike at Grayton Beach State Park
Jan 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Enjoy a First Day hike with ranger Jacob at Grayton Beach State Park on Jan. 1 at 9 a.m. The hike will travel through the pristine sand dune trail and you will learn about our rare wildlife and plants that inhabit this unique area of the Gulf Coast. Also discover the history behind this changing winter wonderland. It will be a New Year, so please bring appropriate cold weather attire and trail footwear. Meet and the pavilion by the beach bathhouse. Hike is free with paid park admission. Park Fees: Admission Fee $5.00 per vehicle (2-8 people per vehicle) $4.00 single occupant vehicle Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicles with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Permit – Admission Fee $2.00 Driving Directions: Grayton Beach State Park is located in Walton County, South of U.S. 98 off of Scenic Road 30A. Take county road 283 south from U.S. 98, turn left at the stop sign on 30A (approximately 1/4 mile east of the intersection of C.R. 30A and C.R. 283 the main entrance is on the right). ::MAP::
First Day hike at Camp Helen State Park 10:00 am
First Day hike at Camp Helen State Park
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ring in the new year on Wednesday, Jan 1, 2010 from 10 – 11 a.m. with a hike through Camp Helen State Park. America’s state parks are promoting First Day hikes in all 50 states as a way to promote healthy lifestyles and year-round recreation. Join Ranger Clayton Iron-Wolf through the diverse ecosystems of Camp Helen that wind through oak canopies, mesic flatwoods and rolling dune landscapes. This will be an easy to moderate hike, so it’s great for the whole family. Learn about the natural and cultural resources of our area, and kick off the new year in the best possible way by exploring our Florida State Parks. The hike will be held Hike is free with park admission. Meet at the visitor center just prior to hike time. Driving Directions Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is south of U.S. Hwy 98. ::MAP:: Park Fees There is an honor entrance station. The fee is $4.00 per vehicle and $1.00 per bicyclist or pedestrian. Click here for park website.
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Seaside Farmers Market 10:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come and reap the benefits of purchasing locally grown food as local farmers and vendors offer their wares. Fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit, honey, breads, cookies, cheeses, milk, organic chickens and broth, handmade jewelry, soaps and more. Buying locally grown food benefits you and our community. Location
: Seaside
Choctawhatchee Audubon rare bird hunt 7:30 am
Choctawhatchee Audubon rare bird hunt
Jan 4 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
A follow-up to relocate and observe interesting birds (e.g., Northern Gannets, a Western Kingbird and Ash-throated Flycatchers) spotted during December’s Christmas Bird Count. Leader Alan Knothe, 850-208-1780. We will meet at 7:30 a.m. in the Pepito’s Restaurant parking lot at 1313 Lewis Turner Blvd. in Wright, Florida (north side of Fort Walton Beach). Bring binoculars and/or camera, water, and sunscreen, and wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, and a hat
Winter Wonderland at Baytowne Wharf 9:00 am
Winter Wonderland at Baytowne Wharf
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s Event Plaza is turning into a Winter Wonderland full of real snow. Slide down an ice slide, make snow angels, and enjoy a day of frosty fun for the whole family. Address: 9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Miramar Beach.
History tour first Sat. of month at Camp Helen State Park 10:00 am
History tour first Sat. of month at Camp Helen State Park
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Come learn the history of this beautiful park. Guided tours begin at the Visitor’s Center on the first Saturday of each month. The tour starts at 10 a.m. is free with $4 per car entrance fee into the park. For information call 850 233-5059. Driving Directions Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is south of U.S. Hwy 98. ::MAP:: Park Fees There is an honor entrance station. The fee is $4.00 per vehicle and $1.00 per bicyclist or pedestrian. Click here for park website.
History tour of Camp Helen State Park 10:00 am
History tour of Camp Helen State Park
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a history tour of Camp Helen State Park from 10 – 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. Park guests will have the opportunity to learn about how recreation has been a part of the park’s heritage for nearly 100 years. From the first hotel built along the bluffs overlooking Lake Powell in the 1920’s, to Camp Helen’s hey-day between 1945 and 1987 as a recreation camp for employees of Avondale Textile Mills, our park has been a source of ocean-front fun for decades! Plan to meet inside the Visitor Center prior to the tour and expect the tour to last approximately 45 minutes to an hour. The tour is free and open to the public, but visitors are expected to pay the park entrance fee upon entry to the park. For further questions, feel free to contact the office at Camp Helen at (850) 233-5059. Driving Directions Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is south of U.S. Hwy 98. ::MAP:: Park Fees There is an honor entrance station. The fee is[...]
Americana music concert at Camp Helen State Park Jan. 4 5:30 pm
Americana music concert at Camp Helen State Park Jan. 4
Jan 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join the Friends of Camp Helen for the Americana Music Concert Series in the historic lodge on Sat., Jan. 4 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. The Currys will kick off the concert season and are perennial favorites at the music series. Lyrically and harmonically pleasing, this trio never fails to impress! Tickets will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Visitor Center. Walk over to the Lodge and reserve a seat after acquiring a ticket. Doors open at 6 p.m., and volunteers will offer light refreshments. Concerts begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available in the Visitor Center. Concerts will take place in the Lodge. A $2 per person park entry fee required at the time of acquiring concert ticket. Concerts are free and sponsored by the volunteer organization and by Visit Panama City Beach Tourism Development Council. Driving Directions Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is south of U.S. Hwy 98. ::MAP::
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Jan 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Program on regional water resources in DeFuniak Springs 10:00 am
Program on regional water resources in DeFuniak Springs
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Water, Water Everywhere, but from where does it come and where does it go? The Walton County Master Gardeners presents their popular lecture series event featuring Dr. Laura Tiu’s program about the area’s watershed. Laura is the Marine Science agent for Okaloosa and Walton County UF/IFAS – Extension. Please join the Walton Master Gardeners for a fascinating look into our area’s complex systems of fresh and saltwater. This program is free and open to the public on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the extension office in DeFuniak Springs at 10:00 a.m. The location is 732 N 9th Street, next to the Fairgrounds. This program is free. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Reserve your place by calling 850-892-8172 or haneyc@ufl.edu. Master Gardeners will be on hand to take gardening questions and help with soil samples.
Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park 10:00 am
Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a short hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine at St. Andrews State Park every Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. The hike is free with park admission. Meet at Gator Lake Trail Head for a 1 hour, 0.5 mile hike through the maritime hammock and explore the natural and cultural significance of many native plants. 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408 (850) 233-5140 Admission Fee: $8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle ::MAP::
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Choctawhatchee Audubon monthly meeting 6:30 pm
Choctawhatchee Audubon monthly meeting
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Wading birds of Eastern North America by Greg Greer The wading birds of North America are an incredibly diverse group of birds, including herons, egrets, ibises, and many others. Florida is especially well-endowed with wading birds, and they are some of our state’s most iconic species. This program by retired professional naturalist Greg Greer will discuss these species and present some of his excellent photographs. The presentation will be held in room 302 of the Student Services Center at the Northwest Florida State College Niceville campus. Socializing begins at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact Dave Clausen at (907) 321-3701 for more information. Please visit our website choctawhatcheeaudubon.org and their Facebook page at Choctawhatchee Audubon.
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Seaside Farmers Market 10:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come and reap the benefits of purchasing locally grown food as local farmers and vendors offer their wares. Fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit, honey, breads, cookies, cheeses, milk, organic chickens and broth, handmade jewelry, soaps and more. Buying locally grown food benefits you and our community. Location
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Americana music concert at Camp Helen State Park 5:30 pm
Americana music concert at Camp Helen State Park
Jan 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join the Friends of Camp Helen for the Americana Music Concert Series in the historic lodge on Sat., Jan. 11 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Bing Futch will entertain concert-goers with crowd-pleasing blues, folk and old-time music. Originally from California, Bing now makes his home in Orlando. Tickets will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Visitor Center. Walk over to the Lodge and reserve a seat after acquiring a ticket. Doors open at 6 p.m., and light refreshments will be offered. Concerts begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available in the Visitor Center. Concerts will take place in the Lodge. A $2 per person park entry fee required at the time of acquiring concert ticket. Concerts are free and sponsored by the volunteer organization and by Visit Panama City Beach Tourism Development Council. Driving Directions Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is south of U.S. Hwy 98. ::MAP::
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park 10:00 am
Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a short hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine at St. Andrews State Park every Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. The hike is free with park admission. Meet at Gator Lake Trail Head for a 1 hour, 0.5 mile hike through the maritime hammock and explore the natural and cultural significance of many native plants. 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408 (850) 233-5140 Admission Fee: $8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle ::MAP::
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Learn about mosquitoes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 10:00 am
Learn about mosquitoes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about mosquitoes and the methods used by he South Walton Mosquito Control District to control them as well as what you can do to minimize their presence. The event will be held on Fri., Jan. 17 from 10 – 11 a.m. Topsail Talks is an educational discovery series with presentations from organizations and government agencies from outside the park on the third Friday of the month. This program is free with regular park admission. A $6.00 entry admission per vehicle into the park. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located at 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. For more information, call (850) 267-8330 ::MAP:: For more information, call (850) 267-8330.
Nick’s Annual Bonfire in Freeport 6:00 pm
Nick’s Annual Bonfire in Freeport
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nick’s Annual Bonfire with The Band U.S will be held on Fri., Jan 17, 2020 starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy the fire, live music and great food from Nick’s Seafood Restaurant. Nick’s Seafood Restaurant is located at 7585 Hwy. 20 W, Freeport, FL 32439 Tel: (850) 835-2222
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Seaside Farmers Market 10:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come and reap the benefits of purchasing locally grown food as local farmers and vendors offer their wares. Fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit, honey, breads, cookies, cheeses, milk, organic chickens and broth, handmade jewelry, soaps and more. Buying locally grown food benefits you and our community. Location
: Seaside
Birding Niceville and Valparaiso shorelines 7:30 am
Birding Niceville and Valparaiso shorelines
Jan 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Join Choctawhatchee Audubon as leader Walt Spence, 850-582-7064, brings together birding and local history! Boggy Bayou and bird photography are among Walt’s specialties. And 30 or 40 kinds of birds would not be surprising. We will meet at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot in front of Mattress Depot in Bayou Plaza, 597 N John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL 32578. Bring binoculars and/or camera, water, and sunscreen, and wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, and a hat.
Walton Master Gardeners annual plant sale in DeFuniak Springs Jan. 18 9:00 am
Walton Master Gardeners annual plant sale in DeFuniak Springs Jan. 18
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The third Friday in January is Arbor Day in Florida because it is the best time of the year to plant trees and shrubs in this area. The following day on Saturday, January 28, 2020, the Walton Master Gardeners annual tree and plant sale will be held at the Fairgrounds located at 790 N 9th Street (Hwy 83) in DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433. The sale is from 9:00 a.m. – noon; arrive early for the best selection. Cash and checks will be accepted. Fruit, shade and ornamental trees will be available at bargain prices. In addition, shrubs, vines and berry plants will be sold. All plants are chosen for their ability to do well in local gardening zones. Master Gardeners will be on hand to take gardening questions and will offer information on the care of trees and plants purchased. Money raised will go toward community projects such as scholarships, Habitat for Humanity landscapes, school gardens, public education outreach and others.  4-H will be hosting a breakfast as well. For more information, contact the UF/IFAS Extension Walton County Office at 850-892-8172.
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Guided plant stroll at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
Guided plant stroll at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on the third Monday of the month for a guided plant stroll  from 9 – 11 a.m. Take a stroll through the park and the campground to explore the plants visible and to see what is in bloom. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes as you’ll be walking on uneven terrain. This program is free with regular park admission. A $6.00 entry admission per vehicle into the park. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located at 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. For more information, call (850) 267-8330 ::MAP:: For more information, call (850) 267-8330.
Guided plant walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
Guided plant walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on the third Monday of each month from 9 – 11 a.m. for a guided plant stroll. Take a stroll through the park and the campground to explore the plants visible and to see what is in bloom. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes as you’ll be walking on uneven terrain. This program is free with regular park admission. Driving Directions Located in Santa Rosa Beach, the park is located 1/4 south of U.S. Hwy 98 on western end of Scenic Hwy. 30A.  ::MAP: Park Fees Admission Fees –  $6.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people) – Scenic Hwy. 30A just north of U.S. Hwy. 98 Pedestrians, Bicyclists, Passengers in vehicles with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Permit – Admission Fee $2.00
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park 10:00 am
Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a short hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine at St. Andrews State Park every Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. The hike is free with park admission. Meet at Gator Lake Trail Head for a 1 hour, 0.5 mile hike through the maritime hammock and explore the natural and cultural significance of many native plants. 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408 (850) 233-5140 Admission Fee: $8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle ::MAP::
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Campfire stories at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 6:30 pm
Campfire stories at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Enjoy stories around the campfire while you learn about park history and what is occurring seasonally. Campfires will be held on the fourth Friday of the month just after sunset, so make sure to enter the park before the gate closes. This activity is a part of the Topsail After Dark Series, which allows visitors to enjoy the park as the wildlife does, nocturnally. The event will be held on Fri., Jan. 24 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. This program is free with regular park admission. A $6.00 entry admission per vehicle into the park. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located at 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. For more information, call (850) 267-8330 ::MAP:: For more information, call (850) 267-8330.
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Seaside Farmers Market 10:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come and reap the benefits of purchasing locally grown food as local farmers and vendors offer their wares. Fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit, honey, breads, cookies, cheeses, milk, organic chickens and broth, handmade jewelry, soaps and more. Buying locally grown food benefits you and our community. Location
: Seaside
Americana music concert at Camp Helen State Park 5:30 pm
Americana music concert at Camp Helen State Park
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join the Friends of Camp Helen for the Americana Music Concert Series in the historic lodge on Sat., Jan. 25 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Artist Mean Mary will join us for this concert. A Florida native who currently resides in Nashville, she writes beautiful original songs and can play a mean banjo, fiddle and guitar. Tickets will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Visitor Center. Walk over to the Lodge and reserve a seat after acquiring a ticket. Doors open at 6 p.m., and light refreshments will be offered. Concerts begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available in the Visitor Center. Concerts will take place in the Lodge. A $2 per person park entry fee required at the time of acquiring concert ticket. Concerts are free and sponsored by the volunteer organization and by Visit Panama City Beach Tourism Development Council. Driving Directions Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is south of U.S. Hwy 98. ::MAP::
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park 10:00 am
Take a hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine every Wednesday at St. Andrews State Park
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a short hike and learn about native plants as food and medicine at St. Andrews State Park every Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. The hike is free with park admission. Meet at Gator Lake Trail Head for a 1 hour, 0.5 mile hike through the maritime hammock and explore the natural and cultural significance of many native plants. 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408 (850) 233-5140 Admission Fee: $8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle ::MAP::
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Guided hike at Camp Helen State Park 10:00 am
Guided hike at Camp Helen State Park
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join the park ranger on the last Thursday of the month for a Ranger-led trail hike from 10 – 11 a.m. Camp Helen is home to over 3 1/2 miles of trails that meander through nine different distinct natural communities. A park ranger will lead the group on different sections of the trail for approximately 45 minutes, sharing about the natural and cultural history of Camp Helen State Park. All ages and fitness levels are welcome! Plan to meet in the Visitor Center prior to this hike and be sure to bring water and proper sun/insect protection. Park entry fees are required, but there is no charge for this guided hike. Meet at the visitor center just prior to hike time. Driving Directions Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is south of U.S. Hwy 98. ::MAP:: Park Fees There is an honor entrance station. The fee is $4.00 per vehicle and $1.00 per bicyclist or pedestrian. Click here for park website. Camp Helen State Park 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway Panama City Beach, Florida 32413[...]
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