Just a short drive from Downtown Fort Walton Beach is the Oak Tree Nature Park, nestled in the adjacent town of Mary Esther and home to a short but sweet network of nature trails for you and your guests to enjoy. Find out more information about Oak Tree Nature Park and what makes it worth visiting during your Fort Walton Beach vacation by reading on below!
Immerse Yourself in the Natural Beauty of Fort Walton Beach
Oak Tree Nature Park in Mary Esther is a serene haven tucked away in the middle of the city, home to an idyllic nature path pleasantly shaded by tall trees. Beautiful seasonal foliage and a diverse range of plants and trees make for gorgeous scenery. Mushrooms, lichens, moss, palm trees, and of course, oak trees abound. Don’t forget to bring your camera, as the photo opportunities are plentiful.
Hiking through Oak Tree Nature Park is quick and easy. The trails are well groomed and loop back in an easy to follow path. Most visitors spend anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour hiking along the trails here.
Additionally, the park is a well known wildlife watching spot. If you’re very quiet, birds and small creatures may be easier to spot.
What to Know Before You Go to Oak Tree Nature Park
As with any hiking locale, keep an eye out for ticks and other critters. Bring and apply plenty of bug spray, no matter what season you decide to visit during (though ticks in particular seem to come out in full force during the winter).
If you’re attempting to find Oak Tree Nature Park with your GPS, it may direct you into a residential area instead. Instead, travel further west on Hollywood Blvd. You’ll encounter the park on the left hand side, near the Mary Esther Post Office. Once you get to the park, you’ll find that there is a myriad of parking available.
You’ll find Oak Tree Nature Park at Hollywood Blvd., Mary Esther, FL 32569. You can also call (850) 243-3566 or ask our reservation specialists at Breakers for more information.
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