The self-guided tour, sponsored by the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council, encompasses more than three dozen diverse events staged in October each year. Events range from "fun on the farm" activities and eco-education to historical lectures and re-enactments to festivals celebrating the season, active events ranging from beach volleyball, ziplining through nature to 5k runs and walks to cycling; arts and culture that celebrate native artisans; marine life education for all ages, fishing, snorkeling and everyone's favorite - the annual migration of the Monarch butterflies.

"The Beaches to Woodlands Tour has become synonymous with Fall for many along the Gulf Coast," said sixth-year tour coordinator Karen Harrell. "Each year we add new events that are grown organically through engaged community members."


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15th Annual Fenner McConnell/Matt Wantz Blackwater Heritage Century Ride


You can go hard-core and do the 100-miler, or you can do shorter, more leisurely distances (of 62, 42 or 18 miles). The scenery is spectacular, and it’s one of the few places in the Pensacola area where you can ride decent hills.

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Bagdad Village Paint Out – Plein Air Artists

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Plein Air Paint Out captures beauty, history of Bagdad Artists will take their easels to the streets, the riverbanks, the parks and other perches in Bagdad on Oct. 26 for the Bagdad Village Paint Out – Plein Air Artists. Painter Kay Packwood is already scoping out spots Bagdad to find her perfect picture for this […]

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Bubba Watson Talking about Santa Rosa County

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