Peach Creek Kayak Tour Oct. 15 one of Back To Nature Festival’s featured events

September 16, 2011

Explore Peach Creek during the Back To Nature Festival. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Enjoy a paddle along one of South Walton’s scenic waterways

Explore beautiful Peach Creek from your kayak or stand up paddle board on Sat. Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. – 12 Noon. As one of the many events of the Back To Nature Festival Oct. 14-16, this enjoyable, four-mile journey takes you along a wetland forest shoreline of black titi, red maple, and slash pine trees. Birds such as pelicans, gulls, cormorants, osprey and swallow-tailed kites may be spotted along this pleasant paddle.

Meet at the Pt. Washington boat ramp located at the end of CR 395 on the north side of U.S. Hwy. 98. Keep going past Eden State Park to the end of the road. The tour will launch from there and follow the Intracoastal Waterway into the wetlands of Peach Creek and then the creek itself. ::MAP::

The trip is led by Marlice Brown of Kayak Experience. If you need a kayak, contact Kayak Experience at (850) 837-1577 for a sit-in kayak or Big Daddy’s at (850) 622-1165 for a “sit-on-top” kayak. They’ll deliver them to you at the launch site. The paddle is limited to 15 paddlers. The cost is $10.

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