Apalachicola: location in Northwest Florida, this charming fishing town offers Kayaking, Offshore/Inshore Fishing, Birding(Bird-Sighting), Hiking, Golfing, and more. Along with amazing seafood, meticulously restored inns and stays, this place is home to breath-taking wildlife and landscape in a few Florida’s State Parks that deliver some of North Florida’s most natural habitats.
- If you prefer an offshore adventure off the Forgotten Coast, this charming fishing town along the Gulf of Mexico has a lifetime of expertise captains and fisherman and a variety of teaming fish like cobia, snapper, grouper, jack, mackerel, and more, which are sure to make the day memorable and the catch full. Try your fishing out in the Apalachicola Bay and St. George Island flats and be delivered top of the line service from an extensive history of fishing guides, for all angler levels. Amazing catches of redfish, trout, sheepshead, pompano, black drum, and mackeral, and try your skills with incredible sight fishing for triple-tail and cobia.
- Paddling on the Forgotten Coast has never felt so rich, with over 80 percent of Franklin County’s preserved as a wilderness area and 11+ designated State Paddling Trails throughout the Apalachicola River. Apalachicola offers opportunities of floating down the lush, pristine rivers to long-distance sea adventures along the remote coastline. Apalachicola National is the largest forest in Florida, delivering 571,088 acres of amazing wildlife, freshwater, streams, rivers, lakes, natural springs, and the Gulf of Mexico.
- Birding in Florida, the Forgotten Coast is the best! St. George Island State Park has over 300+ species listed with the American Oystercatcher, the endangered Snowy Plover, Royal Terns, Caspian Terns, Least Terns, Forster’s Terns, Indigo Buntings, Orchard Orioles, Painted Buntings, Scarlet Tanagers, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Prairie Warblers, and Summer Tanager are among the many types of birds seen diving in the surf and calling the Apalachicola National Forest a frequented residence.
- Noted for its botanical beauty, Apalachicola National Forest is the largest forest preserve in Florida with 571,088 acres of pristine forests, lakes, rivers, springs, and wildlife to accommodate the best hikers. Among the many destinations are: Sopchoppy Florida Trail, Sopchoppy River Florida Trail, Bradwell Bay Florida Trail, Bristol Roadwalk Florida Trail, Camel Lake to Savannah Florida Trail, Jewel to Villas Florida Trail, Porter Lake to Jewel Florida Trail, Bradwell West to Porter Lake Florida Trail, Vilas to Camel Lake Florida Trail, Silver Lake Trail, and the Apalachee Savanna Scenic Byway. These areas thrive with virgin cypress, white pine, pristine rivers and lakes, natural springs, remote coastlines, rare birds and endangered wildlife only found here in the Apalachicola area.
- Each golf course is a testament to the landscape, local vegetation, rivers, lakes, and ocean views unique to its location. These courses are inspired by so many to join the ladies and gentlemen who had the privilege to experience a wonderful day with family and friends, golfing a day on these outstanding courses like at St. James Golf Club and St. Joseph Bay Country Club. You may shoot around the sand trap, but don’t miss the opportunity for viewing the beautiful sandy beaches, waterways, deer, eagles, native landscape, and vegetation that inhabit the area. Now that’s a Hole In One!