The terminus of the Florida Trail is at Pensacola Beach, affording a lengthy beach walk, but the wonders of this region extend far inland to the vast Blackwater River State Forest, a playground for backpackers, day hikers, and paddlers alike. Bayou hikes are particularly interesting here, especially in spring when vast fields of pitcher plants are in bloom in the low marshes. Bike trails connect various communities, and boardwalk trails offer easy access for roaming the woods.

What to see and do around Pensacola