Looking for a day off the beach? Try heading to the Blackwater River State Forest (40 minutes from Navarre Beach) for a relaxing day of canoeing. The Blackwater River State Forest is known as “The Canoe Capital of the World” and is the largest state forest in Florida. It features an array of inland rivers that are perfect for a calm, kid-friendly day of canoeing, kayaking, or tubing. The same glistening white sand found on Navarre Beach can also be seen along the banks of the Blackwater and Coldwater Creek as you glide your way down them. This activity makes an excellent day trip.
For canoe rentals and directions try:
8974 Tomahawk Landing Road
Milton, Florida, 32570
Visit the Santa Rosa County Beaches to Rivers website for more information on what the woodlands of northwest Florida’s panhandle have to offer and view an interactive trails map by clicking here.