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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Music & Adventures in Feb

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is a wonderful place to explore any day of the year, but the special events at the park are special indeed. Here's the inside info so you can make plans to attend some of the weekly music events and park ranger programs coming up in Feb. at our Florida State Park located on the west end of Scenic 30A in South Walton.

First Day Hike at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Jan 1

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is hosting a Sunset Hike on Jan. 1 at 4 p.m. for nature lovers who want to start off the New Year in the great outdoors. At 4 p.m., participants will hike down to the beach access in time to catch the sunset, at approximately 4:40pm, then hike back up to the parking area as the stars begin to shine.    

Eden Gardens Christmas Candlelight Tour and Open House Dec 20

The Friends of Eden invite the public to the annual Eden Gardens State Park Christmas Candlelight Open House on Saturday, December 20 from 5pm to 8pm. Enjoy the traditional walk through the luminaries through the Park to the Historic Wesley House and it’s beautifully decorated rooms. Take a tour through the house and admire the beautifully decorated rooms. Guests can even vote on their favorite room.

Living Shoreline Trail Ribbon Cutting at Eden Gardens State Park Oct. 30

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of Northwest Florida State College in partnership with Eden Gardens State Park will hold a ribbon cutting for the newly completed ‘Living Shoreline Trail’ to promote CBA’s living shoreline initiative and showcase the diverse vegetation at Eden Gardens State Park, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m.
 

Eden Garden State Park Film Series Includes Frogs in Oct.

The Friends of Eden Gardens State Park presents the first ever Eden's Vintage Florida Film Series this October. Films will be shown on the lawn and under the live oaks near the stage along the shore of Tucker Bayou. All movies being presented were filmed in Florida, namely the finale film (Oct. 29), Frogs which was filmed at Eden Gardens State Park.

Discover Roads Less Traveled in SoWal This Fall

Fall is the perfect time to go Ecosploring in Walton County - clear and cool blue skies, sparkling gulf waters, and a breezy, relaxed feeling permeates the air. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Visit South Walton and Northwest Florida State College, announces the fall season of its popular eco-tourism initiative - Eco Adventures of Walton County.

Coastal Dune Lakes Episode 2 - How Do Coastal Dune Lakes Work?

About two weeks ago, I was sitting in the office and preparing for the first blog I wrote on the coastal dune lakes, and I stumbled across the term “coastal lagoon” on the National Geographic website.

A lagoon is a shallow body of water protected from a larger body of water (usually the ocean) by sandbars, barrier islands, or coral reefs. Lagoons are often called estuaries, sounds, bays, or even lakes. (Emphasis added)

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