Outdoors & Nature
Adventure lies around every corner in South Walton. While you could easily spend the entire day soaking up the Florida sunshine, shopping, dining or relaxing along our 26 miles of sugar-white sand and turquoise water, and we wouldn’t blame you, why not get out and explore?
There are endless ways to quench your thirst for adventure in South Walton. With access to the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay, dropping a line and reeling in the big one is a true Florida adventure. With four state parks and Point Washington State Forest, hit the trails and traverse your way through the scrub oaks and pines all while catching a glimpse of the local birds and wildlife.
If a truly unique South Walton experience is what you’re looking for, be sure to check out the rare coastal dune lakes that dot the coast. These incredibly diverse bodies of water are a combination of freshwater and saltwater, and are home to their own special ecosystems. With 15 dune lakes to explore, you’d have to travel to New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar or the Pacific Northwest to find them outside of South Walton.
Everything about South Walton inspires you to be outdoors. The sights, sounds and smells challenge you to take full advantage of your senses.
Longleaf Greenway Middle 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: 3.25 miles Moderate - Hard Ground with Some Sandy, Hilly Areas Great Florida Birding Trail Restrooms Available Parking Available Pets Allowed on Leash... Read More
Longleaf Greenway Western 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 Miles Easy- Flat and Paved Trails Great Florida Birding Trail Restrooms Available Parking Available Pets Allowed on Leash... Read More
Deer Track 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
Green E Bikes
Salt Air 30A
Salt Air 30A is an owner-operated rental and experience business located at The Hub on Scenic Hwy 30A. As locals, we have fallen in love with a completely different side of 30a than the beach. You would be hard pressed to find more beautiful beaches than the ones in our... 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
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
Old Florida Outfitters
With a network of premiere anglers, Old Florida Outfitters can put you on the water with the most knowledgeable guides in fly fishing, light tackle and shallow water expeditions. As an official Orvis partner, Old Florida Outfitters also has the gear you need to weather the outdoors. From flip-flops to all-terrain... Read More
Western Lake Loop
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