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Barley’s Monster Mash mountain bike race at Pine Log State Forest Oct. 28

Join in on the mountain bike fun at Barley’s Monster Mash 3-hour and 6-hour Mountain Bike Race at Pine Log State Forest. The event is presented by Hammer Down Multisport and includes a great single track race through Florida’s First established State Forest in Ebro, Florida. The 5.8 mile course runs through large stands of pine trees and palmetto’s across native vegetation and wetlands. Camping is available on site but reservations must be made through Reserve America. Come join us...

McQuage Bayou multiple-use trail in Point Washington State Forest undergoes restoration

The McQuage Bayou trail in south Walton’s Point Washington State Forest has undergone restoration and is now open for biking, hiking, and horse-back riding. The trail, originally established as equestrian-use only, has been closed to the public due to the deterioration of two large bridges along the path. The condition of these bridges made traveling the trail unsafe. With major improvements to the bridges, the trail itself and a refurbished trailhead, work is complete. The trail is open 7 days...

Point Washington Longleaf Greenway Western trail temporarily closed

April 5, 2016 – The Point Washington State Forest Longleaf Greenway Western Trail, also known as the Satinwood Trail will be closed to hikers/bikers for the next few weeks. A contractor for the Florida Forest Service is harvesting 85 acres of Sand Pine as part of a restoration effort. Once the logging operation is complete, the trail will reopen. The process of restoring a historical, native Longleaf Pine (Pinus Palustris) ecosystem involves the complete removal of off-site Sand Pine (Pinus...

Learn about bicycling at Grayton Beach State Park June 3

Date/time: Wednesday June 3rd at 3 p.m. Join the park ranger Charlie for a bicycles and the State Park program. There will be a discussion on the types of cycling in the area and the park, the benefits of cycling, and a good bicycle maintenance program. Participants will meet at the Lakeside Pavilion on the east end of the Grayton Beach State Park beach parking area. Appropriate clothing, closed toe shoes, drinking water is required. Insect repellant, sunscreen, and hat...

Caverns to Coast Bike Tour March 21 – 27

Custom design your own bike tour from Florida Caverns State Park to Port St. Joe Location: Florida Caverns State Park, Marianna, FL The Caverns to Coast Tour, Bike Florida’s 2015 spring ride, is headed to the Northwest Florida Panhandle for a taste of its rural routes and salt air. Reserve March 21-27, 2015 for some early season riding. With 1, 2, 5 and 7-day ride options this tour is designed to fit just about any travel schedule. Only three “move...

Watersound trail opens in St. Joe Origins community

NOTE: Trail temporarily closed due to construction. Will reopen in 2017. A new five-mile trail has opened in the St. Joe community of Origins. Named the Watersound Trail, the wide, crushed gravel surfaced road winds through a slash pine plantation. As an old logging road, the trail is a flat, easy trek for hikers or cyclists, and spans across the northern portion of the Origins community to eventually connect to Panama City Beaches Gayle’s Trails, which is part of Conservation...

Safety event at Freeport Community Center Sept. 15

The 2nd annual Safety First for All event will take place this year on Monday, September 15 during National Child Passenger Safety Week. Hosted by the There will be several community partners with various safety information for all ages. Child passenger safety – UF/IFAS Extension Bicycle Safety – Citizen Services Unit Water Safety – Walton County Beach Patrol Fire Safety – Freeport Fire Financial Safety – Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union Safe Senior Driving – Council on Aging Electrical...

Bike safety program and trail ride at Grayton Beach State Park Dec. 14

Saturday December 14  at 10: a.m. join the Ranger Slade for a program on biking safety followed by a trail ride. Learn important safety tips on bike riding, trail riding, and the importance of wearing a bike helmet. The interpretive talk will be followed by a trail ride on the Grayton Beach State Park forest trail. Bring your bike helmet, bottled water, and meet at the boat ramp parking area. Admission is $5.00 per vehicle. Grayton Beach State Park is...