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Top 3 Thrilling Outdoor Adventures on Florida’s Forgotten Coast

By Forgotten Coast Web Team | June 5, 2020

Redfish caught on Florida's Forgotten Coast

Franklin County is back in business, and we hope y’all will come on down for a visit soon! If you’re itching to get outside for some sunshine and fresh air, this is the place to be. After all, Florida’s Forgotten Coast is home to the most uncrowded and pristine beaches in the Sunshine State. But once you’ve had your fill of chilling in the sand and splashing in the surf, you may be looking for some excitement. You’re in luck because our area offers tons of awesome outdoor adventures for the whole family to enjoy.

While you’re here, don’t miss these three thrilling outdoor activities:

#1: Paddle Across the Coast

Paddling on the Forgotten CoastReady to hit the water for spectacular sights, plenty of sunshine and a great upper body workout? Take a paddling adventure here in Franklin County! Home to hundreds of miles of winding rivers, creeks and coastal shallows, Florida’s Forgotten Coast is truly paddler’s paradise. Whether you’re an experienced paddler or a newbie, we’ve got you covered. Our area offers all types and levels of paddling excursions.

Paddling is one of the best ways to tour our slice of paradise and check out the regional wildlife up close and personal. Relax on a gentle float down one of our calm rivers or take an exhilarating sea kayak journey along the Gulf coastline. While you’re out there, you’re highly likely to spot dolphins, manatees, eagles and an array of beautiful sea birds. No paddles? No problem! Franklin County is home to a number of shops that offer kayak, canoe and stand up paddle board rentals.

#2: Go Fish!

Fishing on the Forgotten CoastReady to get hooked on Florida’s Forgotten Coast? Whether you’re a rookie or an angling pro, you’re certain to catch heaps of fish here in Franklin County’s prolific waters. Thanks to the unique topography of the Apalachicola River and Bay systems combined with a prime position on the Gulf Coast, our area offers fabulous fresh and saltwater fishing adventures!

All you have to do is cast a line from the beach, pier or kayak, and wait for the magic to happen. If you’re looking to land an epic monster or catch a whole boat load of fish for dinner, a fishing charter is the way to go. Book an inshore or offshore trip with one of our experienced local captains, and you’re guaranteed to enjoy an unforgettable fishing experience.

#3: Take a Scenic Tour

Young boy exploring ApalachicolaLooking for a family-friendly activity with plenty of photo ops? Head out with one of our local guides for a scenic tour of the area! During these memorable tours, you’ll travel by land, water or air to view the most stunning sights the Forgotten Coast has to offer—including plenty of beautiful landscapes and incredible wildlife.

During these expeditions, you’ll spot all kinds of cool critters, including dolphins, manatees, bald eagles, rare sea birds, Florida black bears and alligators. Looking for something more low-key or romantic? Head out on a shelling expedition or a sunset cruise. These sensational scenic tours are the perfect way to get outside and create memories to last a lifetime.

Franklin County is OPEN for business, and we’re bursting with outdoor adventures for the whole family to enjoy. Ready to plan a getaway to Florida’s Forgotten Coast? Book your trip today!