Explore the Apalachicola River region with us. Our volunteer-led eco-educational outings are fun and memorable.  We hike in the spring and fall. We kayak year round. Group size is limited and registration is required. Trips are donation based and your donation supports core education prgorams. Schedule subject to change based on river and weather conditions.

Upcoming Eco-Educational Outings

March 5 – Owl Creek paddle

Easy to moderate 2 hour paddle through cypress and tupelo swamp.

Register here.



April 1 Garden of Eden Hike

Moderate to strenuous 4-mile round trip hiking trail through rugged steephead ravines. This outing is a partnership with Outdoor Afro and Florida Native Plant Society.

Register here.


Dead Lakes Sunrise by David Moynahan

May 20 – Dead Lakes Paddle & Honey Festival

Easy to moderate 2-3 hour paddle through the West Arm of 6,700-acre Dead Lakes.

*The Wewahitchka Tupelo Honey Festival will likely be occurring during this same weekend, so participants may want to visit downtown afterwards to buy some local honey.

Registration will open soon. Check back soon or sign up for emails to receive updates.





Our skilled volunteer eco-outings leaders enjoy keeping people safe and having fun. Wearing life jackets is required for paddling trips and Florida law requires each kayaker to have a whistle within reach. A limited number of loaner kayaks are available for paddling trips.Paddlers and hikers need to bring: water; snacks/lunch; sunscreen; and hat. Paddlers, please wear clothing that won’t weigh you down if it gets wet. Synthetics like nylon blends are best. No jeans or boots.

Please contact [email protected] to register. Registration closes Thursdays prior to trip. Outings are limited and registration is required. Meet-up details are emailed to registrants the week of the trip.

Check out the Apalachicola Basin Trail Guide for a full scope of non-motorized trails in the region.


Thank you Explore Northwest Florida for supporting our Eco-Educational Outings Program!




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