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 programs. Schedule subject to change based on river and weather conditions.

Upcoming Eco-Educational Outings


September 10– Chipola Paddle Trip

This trip is full!

The Chipola is fed by numerous springs and features limestone bluffs and caves. We are paddling about 10 miles and will stop for a lunch break. There will be a couple of prime swimming opportunities, too.

This trip will be one-way where we will leave some vehicles at the launch location and some at the take-out location in order to shuttle back to the launch location.

The approximate time on the water will be 4-5 hours and we will paddle 10 miles total.


October 28 – Graham Creek Trip

Register here to save a spot.


Graham creek is a blackwater creek that is canopied by tupelo trees and twisted and gnarled cypress. Join us as we paddle out and back on this gorgeous creek, returning to the boat ramp for lunch.





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.

 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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