4 Things to do this Fall in Wakulla County

4 Things to do this Fall in Wakulla County

written by Visit Wakulla

 

You probably know about all of the ways you can have fun in Florida underneath the summer sun, but in Wakulla County the arrival of fall brings a host of new opportunities for going outdoors and enjoying the season. Learn how you can have an eventful and restorative visit to Wakulla County during one of the most beautiful times of the year.

Embrace the sporting life with hunting and fishing excursions

The Florida panhandle and Wakulla County in particular feature some of the most beautiful hunting lands in the south. With the unique mix of waterways, marshlands, and forest, this area is home to numerous game species such as gray squirrels, alligators, white-tailed deer, turkeys, and a variety of waterfowl, many of which are in season throughout the autumn months.

It’s also a great time of year for fishing as well, as the water cools down and many of the inhabitants of the streams, lakes, rivers, and gulf come closer to the surface during the day. Just make sure you have secured any necessary hunting or fishing licenses before you embark.

Take advantage of the weather and enjoy hiking and biking

Summer in Wakulla County is beautiful, but there are some days where the heat and humidity can force you to limit your time outdoors. In the fall, however, the temperatures cool down just enough to make the middle of the day perfect to enjoy some of our many diverse hiking and biking trails. Check out some of the great areas for outdoor fun such as the Apalachicola National Forest, the Florida National Scenic Trail, and the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, but remember to bring water and sunscreen, because it can still get quite warm!

Observe how the wildlife changes with the seasons

If the cooler weather inspires us to get outside more you can be sure it’s the same for much of the wildlife in the area too. Of course, they are always outside, but many species spend the summer months hidden under thick tree canopies or in other shady areas to avoid the worst of the heat. Fall is a superb time for wildlife watching at places like Wakulla Springs State Park and the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, and during this season the area becomes home to many migratory birds and butterflies who are en route to warmer climates for winter.

Attend a fantastic fall community event

Wakulla County does community festivals and events right during every season, and fall is no exception. Whether you’re ready to mark the opening of the annual stone crab season at the St. Marks Stone Crab Festival, wander through the paths of the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and view the spectacular fall wildflowers, or celebrate the arrival of the monarch butterfly migration there is no shortage of great events where you can connect with wildlife and our vibrant communities.

Fall is definitely a season full of possibilities in Wakulla County, and we want you to explore more about what makes this such a special time of year. Start planning your Wakulla autumn getaway today and make the most of exciting opportunities and temperate weather!