Take a dune walk with Topsail Hill Preserve State Park specialist April 3

March 26, 2014

topsailsmTime: 1:00 p.m.

Without the dunes, there would be no dune lakes. This hike at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park will cover our unique dune areas here in South Walton. From primary dunes to scrubby back dunes, this hike will traverse an area that is not seen by many who visit here. This trail covers about 1 mile through some of our most pristine dune areas and has some great vistas of Morris Lake and the beach. Be sure to bring your camera and binoculars. Water is also a must as the hike will be about 4 miles round-trip. Some good hiking shoes are necessary as we will walk through some wet areas, some muddy areas, and some sandy areas. We will discuss the coastal dune lakes and dune ecology as well as the various ecosystems that pass through along the way.

Participants must be able to walk the distance required – a little over 4 miles round-trip over an array of surfaces; please keep that in mind when bringing children along. This should take about 3-4 hours, depending on walking speed and number of stops. Event subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

Fee: $15 + park entry fee. Space is limited to 30 participants. Minimum of 5. Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, 7525 W Scenic Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, ::MAP::

The event will begin at the day use parking area behind the ranger station and hike out to the Morris Lake Trail.

Click here to register or call 850-200-4160. March 25 – Ref# 090601. Have your credit card ready.

This event is brought to you by Choctawhathcee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours. Click here to learn about various upcoming events.

Event subject to cancellation. In the case of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by email or phone the afternoon/evening prior, and fees will be fully refunded.