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Turpentining in Topsail

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What: Turpentining in Topsail
When: Monday, February 18, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

As part of Black History Month, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is hosting "Turpentining in Topsail" on February 18th, 2019 from 1pm - 2:30pm. Learn about the Turpentine industry that occurred in the park area during the late 1800s and early 1900s as well as outdoor cooking techniques from that time period. Participants will get to sample "Swamp Cabbage."

Afterwards there is an optional 3 mile walk to see remnants of the turpentining industry in the park. If you are choosing to participate in the walk afterwards, please come dressed in weather appropriate clothing and in comfortable walking shoes as the walk is on uneven terrain.

More at Topsail...
Topsail Talks is an educational discovery series where Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invite presenters from outside the park to participate in on the third Friday of the month program at 10am. The program is free with regular park admission.

Schedule:
Feb. 15th | Coastal Dune Lakes
March 15th | Shipwrecks of the Florida Panhandle
April 19th | Green Sea Turtle Migration
May 17th | Birds and Hurricanes

All Topsail Talk programs start at 10am in the clubhouse. 


For more information about the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, please visit:
www.topsailparkfriends.org or email friendsofthsp@gmail.com

To learn more about the park, please visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill

Park programs are made possible by Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Come out and explore one of the most beautiful state park preserves in South Walton, Florida.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, located on the west side of Scenic 30A in South Walton, offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall. Three rare coastal dune lakes provide excellent freshwater fishing. Although boats are not allowed, fishing from the shoreline yields bass, bream, panfish, and catfish. Lakes, pristine beaches, old-growth long leaf pines, sand pine scrub, and a variety of wetlands offer a bird-watching and hiking paradise. Visitors may bike, walk, or enjoy a quick ride to the beach on our timely tram service to swim, fish, sunbathe, or beachcomb. Gregory E. Moore RV resort features a (non-heated) swimming pool and shuffleboard courts. Furnished bungalows are available for weekly stays. A camp store offers a variety of camping items, as well as snacks and drinks.

Florida State Parks are treasures waiting for your discovery!

Additional information, photos & video on South Walton area parks:
Parks Of South Walton & Northwest Florida

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