Outdoor Adventure Itinerary in Gulf County Florida

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Planning a new family vacation can be almost as fun as embarking on it! The American Southeast is a region we’d like to explore more as a family, so when I got my hands on the Gulf County Adventure Guide for Gulf County, Florida, I decided to create the start of an itinerary focusing on outdoor adventure. We’re looking forward to seeing more of Florida than the theme parks! Plan your own itinerary if you’ll be visiting this part of the country, and in the meantime, everyone has a chance to win a $50 gift card to have an adventure of their own in their local town!

Here’s what we’d be sure to do with a few days in Gulf County with our school-aged and teen kids:

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Ride the Loggerhead Bike Path:

In our experience, there are few better ways to explore a new place than by bike. The Loggerhead bike path follows the San Blas Peninsula from the starting point of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Before setting out, we’d be sure to hang out at the park first, known for its sugar sand beach and our kids’ favorite…sand dunes.

Take a horseback ride on the beach:

Riding on Cape San Blas would give our horseback riding experiences a new perspective, with different sights and different wildlife to spot. Plus, who doesn’t want to ride right on the beach? I know we’d all love it, especially at sunset. Of course, there’s also plenty of walking and beach-combing to do on this 17-mile peninsula on two legs.

Kayak through the Dead Lakes:

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Never heard of these? Neither had I! This swampy waterway is filled with the stumps of Cypress trees, giving the lakes an eerie, almost other-worldly aura. I know the kids would love the unique setting to use their kayaking skills! We could also kayak right on the ocean beaches, starting at Port St. Joe to get outfitted in rental kayaks.

Gulf County has many lodging options, including vacation rentals and campgrounds. We’d love to experience tent camping on the beach, which would be very new to us, or renting a cozy camping cabin at Indian Pass Campground, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

What would you do with a few days in Gulf County, Florida? Start with the adventure guide to plan your trip, and don’t forget to enter the weekly $50 giveaway!





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Pit Stops for Kids AUTHOR: Amy Whitley is the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids and content editor of Trekaroo. She writes on staff monthly at a number of travel publications, and contributes to OutdoorsNW magazine as an outdoor adventure traveler. Find Amy at Google.

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