Three Farmers’ Markets Near 30A to Visit this Spring

Three Farmers’ Markets Near 30A to Visit this Spring

Three Farmers’ Markets Near 30A to Visit this Spring

Need fresh produce? How about a fish dip to kill for? Maybe a pastry or two sounds good to you. The farmers’ markets in South Walton have a little bit of everything.

 

Seaside

2235 E County Highway 30A, Seaside, Florida

Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon

Nestled in Seaside’s town center, this remains the largest market in the area, featuring local growers and skilled craftsmen selling their fresh, exceptional products.

 

Grand Boulevard

600 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach, Florida

Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Set between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama, you’re sure to find items spanning from local honey and artisan olive oil to dog treats and pastries at this small market.

 

Rosemary Beach

28 South Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach, Florida

Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Set up under the shade of trees along cobblestone pathways lies the farmers’ market in Rosemary Beach. With its abundance of products and beautiful location, you’ll definitely find something to take home.

 

The vendors vary, but the quality found at the farmers’ markets of 30A never waivers.

 

Five Hiking Trails You Must Try this Spring Break

Five Hiking Trails You Must Try this Spring Break

Come for the beach. Stay for the…hiking? It might sound a little strange to hike in Florida, depending on where you’re from, but trust us, trails here offer something different from most areas. More than 20 trails wind through South Walton, and we think these five stand out from the rest.

 

Deer Lake Trail

6350 East County Highway 30A, WaterSound, FL 32461

This 1.5 miles trail’s a perfect meal hike. Pack a picnic, enjoy the rare foliage and take in the view.

 

Eastern Lake Trail

1137 County Road 395 South, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459

Bring your best walking shoes for this one. With just over 12 miles to complete the trail, you’ll need them, along with plenty of water and sunscreen. But, it’s worth it for the incredible view of Eastern Lake.

 

Flatwoods Trail

357 Main Park Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

At just under four miles, this trail features pine flatwoods and small, freshwater ponds, which creates a perfect habitat for a variety of birds native to Florida.

 

Western Lake Loop

357 Main Park Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

If you’re looking for something a little shorter, this under-a-mile trail is for you. It’ll loop you through the dune ecosystem, the salt marsh and the famous Grayton Beach State Park pine flatwoods.

 

Morris Lake Nature Trail

7525 West Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

This 2.5 mile trail curves through a former WWII missile development site. Through the bald cypress swamps and massive sand dunes, you’ll see remnants of iron tracks and abandoned vehicles from the program.

 

Each trail offers something different. So, try one that suits you best, or try them all. You won’t be disappointed.

 

Five Best Places to Bring Children in South Walton this Spring

Five Best Places to Bring Children in South Walton this Spring

Five Best Places to Bring Children in South Walton this Spring

 

It’s tough to travel with an infant, but once you get here, you’ll find that South Walton remains fairly small-child friendly. With very few places to avoid, you should have a wonderful time with your family. Still, here are a few of our favorite places to bring the kids.

 

The Bay

Taking the kids out to eat can often be an ordeal, but here, it doesn’t have to be. Settled on the bay at the edge of the 331 bridge is the Bay restaurant. You’ll find the children’s menu has a great variety, sure to satisfy even the pickiest eater. Plus, if you’re sitting on the patio and the kids can’t seem to stay in their chairs, there’s a section of beach that they can play on while you finish your dinner.

 

The Hub

With multiple places to grab a bite to eat and a giant lawn to run around on, this is a great spot to bring the kids. It hosts family movie nights, concerts and other events, too, so check before you head that way to see if there’s some extra fun in store for you.

 

Gulf Place

Another spot with a large green area perfect for burning off some energy, Gulf Place has dining, shopping and events with your family in mind. Stop by Pizza by the Sea for an easy meal then stroll along the art walk or stop in some of the great stores.

 

Seaside

Lined with food trucks and nestled beside the beach, Seaside could easily be an all-day adventure for you and your family. Hit the beach, or lounge on the green in the city center. Shop, or grab a bite to eat. There’s something for everyone there.

 

The Village of Baytowne Wharf

While you’ll have to go through a gate to get there, it’s worth the trip. Family-friendly restaurants (like Hartell’s), child-inspired entertainment (like the playground and Blast Arcade) and special events designed with families in mind make this a perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening together.

 

Again, it’s not too hard to find places made for spending time as a family in South Walton, but hit these spots and you’re sure to have a great time.

 

3 of the Most Unique Biking Trails Near 30A Best for Spring Riding

3 of the Most Unique Biking Trails Near 30A Best for Spring Riding

3 of the Most Unique Biking Trails Near 30A Best for Spring Riding

 

 

 

You have your bike. Now what? South Walton offers a plethora of hiking/biking trails, but which are the ones you HAVE to see? We’ve got you covered.

 

1. Timpoochee Trail

Coming in at a whopping 19 miles, this path runs alongside 30A. You’ll ride through the quaint neighborhoods that rest along the coast and gaze at expansive views of the sugar-white sand and emerald water that makes South Walton famous.

 

2. Scenic Highway 98 Trail

If you’re not up to biking length of the Timpoochee Trail but would like to enjoy similar scenery, this path might be more your speed. At about three miles, this trail runs along, you guessed it, Scenic Highway 98, or old 98. 

 

3. Beach Tram Path at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Want views of the incredible bald cypress swamps, mountainous sand dunes and dune lakes? The mile-long path in Topsail Hill is for you. It’s a quick, beautiful ride sure to please.

 

Got your path? Well, grab your helmet and start pedaling.

 

Bonfires

Bonfires

Bonfires

Coming to South Walton this winter and looking for ways to enjoy the beach without freezing? Our Deluxe Beach Bonfire Experience is the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast during the winter months. While Florida winters are mild, compared to the rest of the country, this experience is the perfect way to ensure that your family get as much beach time as possible!

The Deluxe Beach Fire Package includes:

  • Three Hour Bonfire
  • Fire Pit
  • 20 Beach Chairs
  • One Table
  • Tiki Torches
  • Music via iPod
  • One Cooler of Ice
  • S’mores
  • Cornhole Game

Additional add ons to this experience are available- think catering, additional drinks, additional time. One of the main benefits of having Rent Gear Here set this experience up for you is that we take the time to get the permit and ensure that all of the county’s bonfire rules and regulations are followed. We also take care of setup and cleanup for you! All you have to do is enjoy!

September-February start times available from 5-8 pm.
March-August start times available from 6-8 pm.