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40% of South Walton’s land is preserved, making it a wonderland for nature lovers.
Beach Tram Path at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Identified as the most pristine piece of coastal property in Florida, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park features 1,600 acres of stunning bald cypress swamps, nature trails over mountainous sand dunes and two freshwater coastal dune lakes. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is known for its 25-foot-high sand dunes and 14... Read More

Big Daddy's Bike Shop

Big Daddy's Bike Shop features way cool bikes & gear from TREK, Electra, KONA, Niner, CamelBak, CatEye, Nantucket and Burley, Come see us!! Accessories include (but are not limited to); Saris, Continental Tire, Magura, Carver Surf Racks, Saris, Hollywood Racks, Louis Garneau, Primal, Thule, Bontrager, Kali Protectives, Sherpani, Electra, Burley, CycleDog,... Read More

Eden Gardens State Park

Local history and nature beautifully intertwine at Eden Gardens State Park, which features the historic Wesley house and ancient oak trees. Stop by for a guided tour of the home or walk through the gardens to learn about South Walton plant and wildlife species. Pack a picnic to enjoy under... Read More

Thomas Pilcher Park

Whether you are looking to drop a line in the Choctawhatchee Bay, launch a boat or wave runner, or just enjoy a breathtaking view at lunch or sunset, Thomas Pilcher Park is just the place. The newest addition to Walton County’s park system, Thomas Pilcher Park is located underneath U.S. Highway... Read More

Grayton Beach State Park

Grayton Beach consistently ranks among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing and surf fishing, and is the backdrop for golden sunrises and silver moonlit evenings. The nearly 2,000-acre park features a boat ramp that provides access to... Read More

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Three miles of white-sand beaches bordered by dunes over 25-feet tall. With rare coastal dune lakes, camping and picnic areas, this park is recognized as one of the nation's outstanding parks. RV spaces have full hook-up, swimming pool and laundry. Camping sites and cabins also available. Tram service available to the... Read More

Eden Gardens State Park

During the 1800s, Eden Gardens State Park was the home of lumber baron William Henry Wesley and his family. Tour the historic Wesley Mansion or just walk among the moss-draped, ancient live oak trees and extensive landscaped grounds that stretch to the Choctawhatchee Bay. The camellias and azaleas sprinkled throughout... Read More

Into the Wild – Eco Diversions

Into the Wild Eco Diversions (ITW) is a new company with deep roots. Owner and head guide, Karl Renelt, has been leading groups to areas in and around South Walton county since the early 90's. It started with sailing excursions on the Gulf to the land that was to become... Read More

Longleaf Greenway East Trail

The 15,000-acre state forest includes more than 27 miles of distinct trails through longleaf pine flatwoods, wet prairie, coastal scrub, swamplands and sandhills. Trail Distance: 2.5 mile Moderate - Hard Ground with Some Sandy, Hilly Areas Great Florida Birding Trail Restrooms Available Parking Available Pets Allowed on Leash... Read More