Blountstown is the seat of Calhoun County and well known for its railroad history and preserving regional folkways at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement. The Florida Trail passes right through town on the Blountstown Greenway.
While Blountstown received a direct hit from Hurricane Michael in October 2018, a great deal of effort was put into reopening the Greenway and Sam Atkins Park for use. Volunteers have been instrumental in restoring the grounds of the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement as well. Quite a few businesses remain closed, but regional public lands are open.
Trails and Parks Around Blountstown
NEARBY: Apalachicola National Forest, Altha, Bristol, Chattahoochee, Marianna, Panama City, Wewahitchka | ALONG: Apalachicola River , Florida Trail | PART OF: Northwest Florida