The Discovery Nature Trail at Johnson Beach is a nice hike for the entire family. The half-mile takes you on a raised boardwalk through dunes, pine trees, salt marsh outlooks, and brings you to a beautiful view of Grand Lagoon.
Big Lagoon State Park offers a 4.9-mile birding trail and a 2-mile estuary trail for the avid outdoorsman. The park features an amphitheater, fishing, wildlife, swimming and more to take in. This is a favorite location for outdoor weddings. It also serves as a prime location for crabbing.
Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park, located on Perdido Bay, offers the unique environment that is home to four rare, carnivorous pitcher plant species, all of which may be viewed from an elevated boardwalk. The park offers a 6.5-mile Perdido Bay trail as well as the 1.5-mile Tarkiln Bayou Trail, which is wheelchair accessible.
Wherever you walk in the Pensacola Bay Area’s picturesque natural parks and trails, be mindful of your step – that’s Mother Nature’s back yard you’re exploring.