The sun seekers of summer often crowd the beautiful Gulf shoreline looking for their ideal spot but there's so much more to Northwest Florida than the beach. This area is also home to unspoiled wilderness, state parklands, with peaceful rivers and streams to explore and adventure.
The Florida panhandle is a diverse eco-system with includes seashore, swampland and forests. Each of these areas has a unique, diverse landscape with its own natural wonders. Wildlife abounds in this part of Florida and visitors can enjoy all the wonders of each within a short drive.
Learn about the other side of Navarre Beach and historic Milton Florida. Here, there are thousands of acres of woodlands for hiking, camping, canoeing. Milton is known as the canoe capital of Florida. It has several calm rivers that allow visitors to canoe, kayak or tube in the serenity of Blackwater River State Park and the surrounding area.
If you're looking for more adventure than the serenity of the forest and Navarre Beach, there are companies that offer zip line tours, challenge courses and orienteering adventures in the pristine and lush forests of Blackwater State Park and on the Blackwater River. While these type of ecological adventures are not for all they do offer a wondrous and outdoor educational alternative for those looking for more than just the beach.
In these surroundings you'll experience all types of birds, fishing and other wildlife. You can camp in State Park or any of the local campgrounds that offer access to all the water sports or adventuring if your game. The Blackwater River and its tributary Juniper Creek have been named as "Outstanding Waters" for canoers as they meander through beautiful, serene forests.
Imagine yourself and your family biking, canoeing or kayaking through the forest, eyeing hawks and herons, spotting whitetail deer and other wildlife. You can rough it in a tent, stay in a rustic cabin, enjoy a modern hotel or luxuriate in an antique filled bed and breakfast. They are adventures and experiences to match every lifestyle and pocketbook.
Remember you don't have to trade your Navarre beach vacation for any of these adventures. Blackwater State Park and historic Milton FL are just a mere 25 minutes from the beautiful white sandy beaches of the Gulf. This easy distance allows you and your family to experience so much more than just the beach.
Vacation destinations like Navarre Beach attract families from the South and across the country, and while every family is different many people are looking for more than beach lounging. If you're family loves the great outdoors and if hiking, canoeing, biking, zip lines, and adventuring in a serene forest appeal to you, visit us in the Canoe Capital of Northwest Florida, historic Milton.
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By Alfred Ardis