• ''Florida's Playground'' Explodes with Family Activities

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    September 24, 2014
    “Florida’s Playground” Explodes with Family Activities
    From the sand sculplting festival and fishing rodeo, to fall festivals and hay rides, Santa Rosa County is a flurry of activity this fall

    Santa Rosa County, Fla. (September 8, 2014) — Santa Rosa County is set to kick off its fall activities on Friday, September 26th, highlighting a few of the many great things to see and do in and around the county.  Florida’s Playground Trail will unveil 12 fantastic sites throughout the county that connect Navarre Beach and historic Milton together.  Beginning with the first site at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Park, the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier, to the Gulf Breeze Zoo, and up to historic Milton and the Blackwater River State Park, with canoeing, tubing and zip lining, the new Florida’s Playground Trial offers a multitude of sites and attractions. www.floridasplayground.com

    Other upcoming events include the 5th annual Sand Sculpting Festival, featuring America’s top sand sculptors competing in the Soft Pack National Championship on the sugar white sands of Navarre Beach.  Nine master sand sculptors from around the country will gather at Navarre Beach on September 26-28, 2014 to compete. In addition to these master sculptors, a limited number of amateur teams will also compete. The event, held adjacent to the Navarre Fishing Pier, was founded as a way to showcase the pristine sands of Navarre Beach, home to one of only ten coastlines in the nation protected as a National Seashore.  www.navarresandsculpting.com

    For more fun at the beach, try your luck fishing at the Navarre Fishing Rodeo, September 27-28th. Whether fishing from a boat, pier or ashore this event is open to all anglers.  There is also a junior division open to anglers 13 and under.  www.navarrefishingrodeo.com

    For more activities in and around the county, the11th annual Beaches to Woodlands tour encompasses more than three dozen diverse events held in October. Events range from "fun on the farm" activities and eco-education to festivals celebrating the season. There are 5k runs and walks, ziplining through nature, and arts and culture that celebrate native artisans.  You can also enjoy fishing, snorkeling and everyone's favorite - the annual migration of the Monarch butterflies.  www.thebeachestowoodlandstour.com
    Karen Rodriguez