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

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 Multi-Purpose Path

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

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

Campbell Lake Nature 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

Morris Lake 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

Deer Lake Trail

Nestled alongside a rare coastal dune lake, visitors will experience many splashes of color from the summer wildflowers, plants, various species of birds and butterflies. Deer Lake Trail is located on the north side of Scenic Highway 30A across from the park entrance. Trail Distance: 1.5 Mile Loop Easy/Moderate - Mix of... 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