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

May 21 – Dead Lakes

Paddling Trip near Wewahitchka and one can visit the Tupelo Honey Festival afterwards! 4-5 miles. Easy to moderate. Contact us to get on waiting list.

June 4 – Chipola River

Moderate 10 mile paddle with possible stops to check out a cave and a springs swimming break.

July 23 – Graham Creek

Easy to moderate 5 mile paddle through undeveloped floodplain forest terrain.

August 21 – Merritt’s Mill Pond

Easy to moderate 4-5 mile paddle around the springs of Merritt’s Mill Pond. Pack a swimsuit and mask.

September 9 – Sunset on Scipio Creek 

Easy to moderate 2 hour paddle to watch the sunset and the full moonrise.

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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