Fall is a wonderful time of year to explore all that Wakulla has to offer, so if you’ve been thinking of visiting once summer winds down, you’re sure to have a great time. As October and November draw near, temperatures reach comfortable levels, making it a great opportunity to spend some time outdoors. We’ve got five outdoor activities that are ideal for people of all ages to enjoy here in Wakulla; you might even be able to squeeze them in during a weekend stay!
Go Fishing or Hunting
Wakulla and the surrounding areas are famous for their fishing, and fall is a great time to fish along the waters of Wakulla County. From unique kayak fishing excursions to day fishing trips on The Forgotten Coast, you’ll find ample opportunities to cast your reel. For the hunters out there, hunting season for gray squirrels, turkeys, and deer begin around September 2nd. Just be sure you have a current deer permit!
Bike or Hike a Trail
If hunting and fishing aren’t your thing, consider biking or hiking along any of Wakulla’s beautiful nature trails, historic trails, and even extended hiking trails. At Ochlockonee River State Park there are trails for the whole family, ranging from beginners to more experienced hikers and bikers. The Florida National Scenic Trail runs through Wakulla County for 75 miles!
Watch the Wildlife of Wakulla
Fall is an absolutely beautiful time to come wildlife watching in Wakulla County. Whether you’re interested in seeing migratory birds, manatee, reptiles, or even Florida black bears, there are many parks and expeditions that will get you up close and personal with these fascinating creatures.
Attend an Event at the St. Marks Refuge
Wakulla County boasts a number of special events throughout the fall season, including dozens at the popular St. Marks Refuge. Check out their popular Monarch Festival on October 28th, or sharpen your photography skills during our Wildlife Photography 2-Tram Tour on November 19th. There are plenty of event opportunities to suit anybody’s taste!
Explore Wakulla Outdoors Horseback
Wakulla County loves its horses, and exploring the area on horseback is a memorable way to spend your fall. With many stables throughout the county, there are horses suitable for beginner riders all the way up to skilled experts. And with plenty of trails and quiet paths to choose from, you can explore at your own pace. Many of the stables here also offer lessons, pony parties for kids, barrel racing on select weekends, and much more.
Plan Your Trip
When the temperatures begin to cool off, the fun heats up in Wakulla County! Spend your fall making memories to last year-round, whether you’re interested in fishing, hiking, horse-riding, or just about any activity in between. Schedule your trip to Wakulla County today and check out our website to find out more about lodging, restaurants, and more.