Discover roads less traveled with CBA

Special to The Sun

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of Northwest Florida State College announces the fall session of its award winning eco-tourism initiative, Discover Roads Less Traveled: Eco-Adventures of Walton County.

Led by local experts and professional naturalists, Discover Roads Less Traveled offers visitors and local residents opportunities to explore, discover and experience the rich biodiversity that has branded the panhandle of Florida, specifically Walton County, extraordinary.

“CBA’s eco-tours are intended to bring participants to local, off the beaten path environmental wonders,” said CBA’s eco-tour coordinator, Brandy Foley. “We hope that these tours will entice individuals to experience our local environment from a different perspective.”

Living up to its award of Best Outdoor Adventure in the ‘2015 Perfect in South Walton- Best of the Best’ list, the array of eco-adventures this fall will surely appease the appetite of anyone interested in an outdoor adventure. Fit for all levels of experience. Discover the rich history of the pristine Coffeen Nature Preserve, learn about the rare coastal dune lakes of Walton County on a kayak tour, acquire new techniques to fish in the surf at Grayton Beach State Park, or even hike through the wet prairies at Point Washington State Forest. One of our newest additions is Nonie’s Ark Animal EVEntures — an evening hiking tour geared toward educating kids on local fauna, but enjoyed by adults as well. Fall tours kick off Aug. 19 with a kayak paddle on Western Lake.

For more information about the 2015 fall eco-adventure schedule, including individual tour descriptions, visit www.basinalliance.org and click the “Eco-Tours” tab. Registration is available by web, phone 850-200-4160, or walk-in at the South Walton Campus of Northwest Florida State College, 109 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. Prices vary, starting at $15.