Walton County Celebrates Scenic 30-A Highway Day

Walton County to celebrate Scenic Highway Day

March 19, 2010 9:36 AM                                    
Walton Sun

The Friends of Scenic 30A invite families and friends to celebrate a day of fun and education on March 26 and 27 for Scenic Highway Day.

Bill Freeze, chairman of the Friends of Scenic 30A, said 30A is the only county road in the state to receive this designation.

“This is a pretty prominent designation,” he said. “The people here are privileged to have such a beautiful, natural area to live in.”

County Road 30A first earned its designation as a Florida scenic highway in May of 2008, since then the friends have been working to maintain and improve the overall traveling experience along the corridor. In celebration of its designation, the friends will be hosting an opening ceremony for the celebration March 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Walton County District 5 office on Logan Lane.

 “We want to make it a fun and educational day and celebrate being part of the state scenic highway system,” said Vivian Shamel, citizen planner for Walton County.                           

The opening ceremony will include a short documentary on coastal dune lakes, followed by a brief presentation about the Florida Scenic Highway program.

The following day visitors can ride on a free trolley that will take them to 26 various spots along the scenic corridor, making stops from Topsail Hill State Park to Rosemary Beach.

In addition to the trolley ride, local businesses will be offering specials and discounts to Scenic Highway Day participants.

Freeze said the friends plan to make Scenic Highway Day a yearly event.

“The event is free of charge,” he said. “This is a great opportunity for the family to come out and enjoy themselves.”

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Come visit our area and take a day to explore Scenic-30A.

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