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.
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
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
One of the most widely used paved paths in South Walton is the Timpoochee Trail. Named after Timpoochee Kinnard, the influential Chief of the Euchee tribe, the paved multi-use path winds through 12 beach communities along Scenic Highway 30A, traversing recreational areas, state parks, the state forest, and 15 rare... Read More
Kellogg Nature Center
In 2003, the late Mrs. Pat Kellogg donated this 10-acre parcel of land to Walton County to be used as a wildlife nature preserve and nature center. Located on East Nursery Road about three miles north on County Highway 393, the hiking trail is perfect for bird watching and outdoor... Read More
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
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
Green E Bikes
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
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