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  1. Falling Waters State Park contains many sinkholes, including the Falling Waters Sink, which features Florida's tallest waterfall. If you love waterfalls and you are not able to drive to the mountains, this is a great place to visit for a quick weekend trip.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    37.3 miles
    Duration
    The average amount of time spent here is about 2 hours. However, with the lake and campground, it is possible to spend the night or an entire weekend here, enjoying the quiet and solitude.
  2. Florida Caverns State Park is a great place to cool off during a Florida summer, with a 65 degree cave and a river with springs, as well as shaded hiking trails. The park is open year-round and offers many outdoor activities.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    52.4 miles
    Duration
    The cave tour lasts about 45 minutes. You will need to arrive early to get tickets for the tour and you may want to walk through the museum and visitor center as well. There are many other options in this park, including hiking, biking, canoeing and swimming. It is possible to spend the entire day and there is a campground as well.
  3. The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge offers something for every type of hiker, from a half mile walk across boardwalks to an overnight backpacking trip along the Florida National Scenic Trail. You can choose to hike through a forest or swamp, across levees and marshes, or along the shore of Apalachee Bay, or choose to hike all of them.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    96.8 miles
    Duration
    You can spend anywhere from an hour here to a day or even do an overnight backpacking trip on the Florida National Scenic Trail, which passes through the refuge. Most visitors spend approximately 2 hours.
  4. The Panama City Beach Conservation Park is a great place to go for a hike and to get away from the busy beach. It is very quiet and offers many different trails and boardwalks through wetlands and pine forest.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    8.1 miles
    Duration
    This park is great for anyone wanting a workout of any length. You can turn around at any time to do a short out-and-back hike or you can do one of many loop hikes and spend as long as you want in the quiet woods and wetlands.
  5. Grayton Beach State Park is one of the best state parks in Florida because the contrast of sugar-white sand and emerald green water and its towering sand dunes make it a beautiful spot to enjoy the water.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    22.7 miles
    Duration
  6. Millions of visitors flock to Gulf Islands National Seashore for outdoor recreation along the Gulf of Mexico. With hiking, paddling and swimming in the calm waters, there are plenty of ways to stay active and immerse yourself in nature.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    71.1 miles
    Duration
  7. Navarre Beach, also known as "Florida's Playground", has several trails that are great for walking or biking. This gorgeous beach is also popular for water sports and bird watching.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    68.1 miles
    Duration
    Visitors can go out and back on any trail.
  8. Deer Lake State Park is named after one of the coastal dune lakes, Deer Lake, that shares the boundaries of the park. Quaint and quiet, the beach and trails are ideal for enjoying nature.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    17.5 miles
    Duration
  9. Explore the beaches and trails on more than 180 acres of pristine nature and history at Camp Helen State Park.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    11.3 miles
    Duration
    You'll want to take your time and enjoy the beauty at Camp Helen State Park, so plan to stay a few hours and relax.
  10. The serene beauty of Turkey Creek Nature Trail is a must-see for nature enthusiasts in Niceville, Florida. A perfect spot for a leisurely walk and a breath of fresh air, the public trail offers a tranquil wooded stroll and plenty of bird watching opportunities.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    46.7 miles
    Duration
    A straight walk down the trail and back will take about an hour and a half without stops, but be sure to take in the view at the lookout points scattered along the trail. Tubing is also permitted in case you've got time on your hands and want to take a dip at any of the drop-in points along the water.
  11. The Bear Lake Loop Trail is a great 4 mile hike to take the entire family. The recreation area also has a campground, boat ramp, and fishing pier.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    75.8 miles
    Duration
    The trails is 4 miles around the lake, but there are other trail options as well. You may want to stop to watch birds or take pictures also.
  12. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, with its 13 miles of trails and 3.2 miles of gorgeous, undeveloped beach, has something for everyone. Spend the morning hiking through a peaceful pine forest and the afternoon sunbathing next to the Gulf of Mexico.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    37.2 miles
    Duration
    The time can vary from a short walk to an entire day of hiking and enjoying the lakes and the beach.
  13. From swampy cypress marshes to dune-protected beaches, the inhabitants of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail keep visitors immersed in the biological diversity of Northwest Florida.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    85.2 miles
    Duration
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