Eco Adventure: Sunset Night Hike at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Visit South Walton and Northwest Florida State College, presents a series of Spring eco-adventures in South Walton County. Discover Roads Less Traveled offers visitors and residents varied opportunities to explore and discover the natural resources that make South Walton unique.
SoWal eco-adventures await your discovery.
Leader: Jeff Talbert, Park Services Specialist
Dates: 3/11, 4/8
3/11 – meet at 5:30pm
4/8 – meet at 5:45
This walk will involve hiking a paved trail for approximately 1 mile and a short dirt trail about 1/10 of a mile in length. Our session will begin with a tram ride to the beach to take in the beautiful South Walton sunset; be sure to bring your cameras. After a brief discussion of the dune lake outfall and our extensive dune system, we will hike back approximately 1 mile to the parking lot via the tram road. Along the way, we will discuss the various ecosystems along with the flora and fauna that can be found there. If the weather cooperates, we will be able to watch as the stars emerge in the sky. If we are lucky, we might spot some flying squirrels or owls on our journey. We will take a brief detour along a short trail to No Name Lake where we will look for alligators with our flashlights. You can bring a flashlight or headlamp. Water is encouraged. No open-toed shoes. The hike should take about 1.5 hours, dependent on audience participation. Event subject to cancellation due to high winds or inclement weather.
Space is limited to 30 participants. Minimum of 5.
Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, 7525 W Scenic Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach
Meet at Tram Stop One in the parking area behind the ranger station.
Fee: $15 + park entry fee
Eco-adventure tour schedule and descriptions are available online at www.basinalliance.org. Tour prices vary, starting at $15. Registration is by phone at 850-200-4160.