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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 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

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

Eastern Lake Trail - Red 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: 6 Miles Moderate - Hard Ground with Some Sandy, Hilly Areas Great Florida Birding Trail Restrooms Available Parking Available Pets Allowed on Leash... 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

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

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

LiveWell Bikes and Concierge, LLC

For all of your bike rental, golf cart rental, beach fire, YOLO/Kayak rental needs on 30A.... Read More

Coastal Cruisers

We offer online reservations, bike rentals, kayak rentals, and delivery! Contact us today to get started! We also sell and repair bikes.... 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