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Nature girl’s weekend picks

Lots of activities this weekend, check the calendar for more! Saturday, May 2 Estuary Festival to be held at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park May 2 The second annual Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival, a free family & community event for all ages, will be held Saturday, May 2 from 11:00 am. to 4:00 p.m. at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, located at 4281 Highway 20 East in Niceville. There is no park entrance fee for the festival which...

Nature Girl’s Weekend Picks

Learn about the beautiful winter blooms at Eden Gardens State Park Feb. 7 The Friends of Eden pay tribute to the Camellia Saturday, February 7th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eden Gardens State Park in Pt. Washington, North of Highway 98 via Hwy 395. Visitors are invited to stroll through amazing camellias, discover heritage handicraft demonstrations on the grounds, learn air layering, (a camellia propagating technique,) and camellia waxing for bloom preservation. Attend lectures on camellia care and...

Upcoming paddles in the Panhandle

Turkey Creek paddle on Jan. 24 The West Florida Canoe and Kayak Club offers a variety of paddles in the Northwest Florida Panhandle. If you are interesting in becoming a member, you can go to their website at www.clubkayak.com/wfckc or contact Wes Mosteller at wesjane@earthlink.net Guests are welcome on trips as long as they have the skills to safely navigate the waters being paddled.  Guests must sign a waiver form and have an Eglin Recreational Pass if the trip is...

Family YMCA Adventure Race Oct. 25

Take a drive to Niceville for a kayak paddle and a three-legged race Saturday, Oct 25th 7:30am until finished Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park The Department of Environmental Protection’s Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park is hosting the YMCA Adventure Challenge. This is a three legged race including 3 miles of canoe/kayak paddling, 4.5 miles walking and 10 miles of off road biking. You must register for this event prior to race day. For additional info please contact our...