Milton is a city in Santa Rosa County. Before receiving its current name, the city was known by some rather peculiar names including: Jernigan’s Landing, Scratch Ankle, and Hard Scrabble. Tucked in the heart of Milton is the West Florida Railroad Museum and Imogene Theatre, both said to be over 100 years old. While these two historic sites are more than 100 years old, their life is far from over. Events such as concerts and art festivals are put on each month by the two sites, giving them an influx of intrigued visitors.
Open every day of the year, Blackwater Heritage State Park is a great place to go for mountain biking or just plain old bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding. The paved trails, which add up to more than nine miles in total, are great for walkers too, and some paths are shaded for more enjoyment. People also find some great photography shots of nature while they are here, with the wildlife that lives so peacefully here. There are multiple wooden bridges throughout the state park that exercisers can walk/ride over with creeks running underneath them. Pets are allowed as long as they are on a leash, so feel free to bring your little four legged friend with you. Restroom facilities, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, and water fountains are also found around the state park.
Blackwater River State Park is made for the outdoor enthusiasts. Activities like canoeing, kayaking, camping, and picnicking are some of the more popular activities, along with walking through the park's nature trails surrounded by trees. Blackwater State Forest and Blackwater River State Park are a part of the largest longleaf pine ecosystem that's left in the world. They say it's even rarer than a tropic rainforest, so be sure to bring your camera when you visit to get some excellent photography shots of nature at its finest. Guests can also came here in tents or RV's if they want to make their stay a little longer.
NAS Whiting Field is a U.S. Navy base in the town of Milton, Florida. Consisting of two separate airfields, one for training fixed wing aviators and the other for training rotary wing aviators, they are joined together by a common support area. Most future Navy aviators train at NAS Whiting Field as they pursue becoming fully qualified pilots. The NAS Whiting Field website states its mission is “to produce the military’s best trained Aviation Warfighter.”
Are you ready to spice your day up with some fun nature and excitement? Yellow River Marsh Preserve Park has just what you're looking for. They offer birding, hiking nature trails, and wildlife viewing. It’s time to live a little and experience your adventurous side, and it’s okay to get your feet in the mud once in a while. Whether it be a trail with your husband or loved ones or to get some good ole exercise with a hike.
This state park is one of the last few parks that offers tracts of wet prairie, including of the largest community of pitcher plants in the state. No matter when you feel like planning that trip down here, we will be ready and open. If you need to spruce up your Instagram feed with some great and breathtaking pictures, they've got you covered! They have beautiful carnivorous plants that flourish here as well as 20 rare and endangered species of plants and animals. Don’t be afraid to snap those pictures and interact with the wildlife, they won’t bite. Ok maybe they will.