First Day Hike at Grayton Beach State Park
Grayton Beach State Park invites you to start the New Year out with a little outdoor activity during America's State Park First Day Hike, Jan. 1 from 9-11 am. Join Assistant Park Manager Patrick Hartsfield for a 2 1/2 mile hike through the forest of Grayton Beach State Park.
Learn about local flora and fauna while getting a little exercise on the 1st day of the New Year. Participants will meet at the Grayton Beach State Park ranger station at 9 am on New Year's Day.
Grayton Beach State Park is one of the most popular state parks in Florida, with massive dunes, winding trails, abundant wildlife, and shimmering 100-acre Western Lake, one of many coastal dune lakes gracing Scenic Highway 30A along Scenic 30A in South Walton (SoWal).
Grayton Beach consistently ranks among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States, providing an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing and surf fishing and provides the backdrop for golden sunrises and silver moonlit evenings.
Not to be missed, the short nature trail that winds through the coastal forest where scrub oaks and magnolias stand, bent and twisted by the salt winds. Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy more than four miles of trails throughout the pine flatwoods.
The trail has a moderate degree of difficulty and hikers are asked to wear/bring the following: hat, long pants, insect repellant, and closed toe shoes or hiking boots, bottled water. Sorry, but pets are not allowed. Persons 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent.
Park admission fee for Day-Use guests is $5 per vehicle or $2 per bicycle/pedestrian. For more information contact Patrick Hartsfield at 850-267-8300.