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Nature girl’s weekend picks

Friday, June 5 Movie night under the stars at Seaside Grab your blankets and head to the Amphitheater for a movie under the stars: Madagascar 2: Escape from Africa – 8 p.m. at Seaside Amphitheater Saturday, June 6 Celebrate National Trails Day by taking a hike Click here for local organized hikes / / Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach – 8:30 p.m. Digital Graffiti is the world’s first outdoor projection art festival, with artists using the latest technologies to project...

Nature girl’s weekend picks

Take a hike along the Florida Trail Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 8:30 am.  Join the Florida Trail Association for a 7.6 mile hike on Eglin from Hwy 85 to Jr Walton Pond.  (You need an Eglin pass) Details: (850) 683-0803 or http://choctaw.floridatrail.org . Dunes at Topsail Hill State Preserve. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors Learn about the plants and animals that live in a dune ecosystem at Topsail Hill Topsail Hill State Preserve Saturday, March 21, 9:00 am Park at the...

Paddler Completes Saltwater Florida Trail

Entire Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail paddled Matt Keene’s and Jodi Eller’s Sunshine Expedition reached a significant  milestone on Jan. 5 as Matt arrived at Big Lagoon State Park near Pensacola. In a 3-½ month sea kayaking trip, Matt Keene became the first ever thru-paddler of the 1600-mile Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail. He was welcomed by family, friends and supporters in an event coordinated by Escambia County’s Marine Resources Division.  Having also paddled for much of the trip, Jodi took...

Watch for Great Florida Birding Trail signs in the Panhandle

New signs installed in the Panhandle area of trails The 2,000-mile Great Florida Birding Trail reaches another milestone with the installation of the Panhandle section road signs this month. Signs will mark each of the designated sites along the trail. The Great Florida Birding Trail is a conservation program initiated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in response to the rapidly expanding sport of bird watching.  More than 485 exceptional sites throughout Florida have been chosen based...

Florida National Scenic Trail at Nokuse celebrated

New Florida Trail open from Choctawhatchee River to Eglin A.F.B. Trail lovers from around the area celebrated the opening of the new 20 mile stretch of the Florida National Scenic Trail’s Nokuse Plantation and the Lafayette Creek tract on Oct. 25. Completion of this section of hiking trail closes a significant gap in the 1,400-mile Florida National Scenic Trail that winds along a wilderness corridor the length of Florida. Hikers can explore natural Florida and learn about the area’s biodiversity...