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40% of South Walton’s land is preserved, making it a wonderland for nature lovers.
Old Growth Trail

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

Alys Beach Nature Trail

The northern portion of Alys Beach is devoted to a 20-acre nature preserve that provides a quiet and reflective getaway. The trail winds its way through the preserve, with most of it on an elevated wooden boardwalk that gives a great view of the varied habitats below. While on the... Read More

Greenway Trails

The multi-use trails are located within the Town Center Government Education Complex between J.D. Miller Road and U.S. Highway 331, approximately a half mile north of U.S. Highway 98. The wheelchair accessible, paved trails include timber bridges and the opportunity to enjoy wetlands and native vegetation. Nearby, a 2-acre... Read More

Butterfly Bike & Kayak Rentals

Located in Seagrove, we carry a variety of items such as beach chairs and umbrellas, all sizes of children and adult bicycles, attachments, accessories, sit on top ocean kayaks, street legal golf carts, and scooters filling a whole vacation of fun family memories that will last a lifetime.  Serving South... Read More

Flatwoods Trail

Grayton Beach State Park features pristine landscapes, camping, self-guided nature trails, picnic areas and is a popular spot for bird watching. The trails wind through pine flatwoods and around small freshwater ponds, which are a natural habitat for wading birds, water birds and lowland birds. Plovers, Terns and Gulls are... Read More

Choctawachee River Blueway

Recently designated by the Office of Greenways & Trails as an official state Blueway, Choctawhatchee River Paddle Trail is 64 miles, spanning from SR 2 near the Alabama border to Cowford Landing on Hwy 20 near the opening of Black Creek which empties into Choctawhatchee Bay. Several trail stops offer... Read More

Eastern Lake Trail - Orange Loop

The 15,000-acre Point Washington State Forest includes more than 27 miles of distinct trails through longleaf pine flatwoods, wet prairie, coastal scrub, swamplands and sandhills. Trail Distance: 11 Miles Moderate/Difficult - Hard Ground with Some Sandy, Hilly Areas mixed with Extremely Sandy and Difficult Hills Great Florida Birding Trail Restrooms Available Parking Available Pets Allowed on... Read More

La Dolce Vita

Bicycle rentals in the Miramar Beach and Sandestin area. Also 1/2-day or full-day kayaks for Gulf of Mexico; 1/2-day or full-day YOLO (stand-up paddle boards); offers 1/2 hour and hourly waverunner rentals and parasailing... Read More

Eastern Lake Trail - Yellow Loop

The 15,000-acre Point Washington State Forest includes more than 27 miles of distinct trails through longleaf pine flatwoods, wet prairie, coastal scrub, swamplands and sandhills. Trail Distance: 3.5 Miles Easy/Moderate - Flat and Paved Trails mixed with Hard Ground with Some Sandy, Hilly Areas Great Florida Birding Trail Restrooms Available Parking Available Pets Allowed on Leash... Read More