Family traditions are one of the most important things to me. Family traditions are a way to make memories that last a lifetime and forge family bonds that can stand the tests of time and distance. Gulf County, Florida is a great place to make family traditions that last for a lifetime.
Fall Family Traditions That Last a Lifetime
We live up north, so our fall family traditions generally involve a lot of snow and blue skies. Don’t get me wrong, I love our family traditions, but sometimes, I wish they could involve an adventure someplace sunny and warm. Just for a change of pace.
That’s why I went to the Gulf County Adventure Guide and started pulling up some adventures in Gulf County, Florida that could be great family adventures that turn into family traditions. With miles and miles of beaches and nature trails, as well as so much wildlife to enjoy, Gulf County is the perfect place to have a family adventure this fall.
Turtle Treasure Hunt
As I perused the adventure guide, I found an adventure that would make the perfect family tradition for our family. It’s a turtle treasure hunt! We love to be outside, and we love to see wildlife. Here’s what the Adventure Guide had to say.
Join adventure guide Jessica Swindell on a Turtle patrol on the beach. Only taking in 4 people at a time, Jessica gives visitors a chance to view baby sea turtle nestings in the highest density-nesting beach in North Florida. Help her look for signs of nesting and participate in the process of protecting loggerhead turtles. This part of the walk is really about marking and protecting the nests. Nests just look like big disturbed area of sand. The moms do a good job of camouflaging their nests. We determine where the clutch is and dig just to the top egg. Once we find that, we measure the depth and then put a self-releasing screen on top for protection. We place posts and caution tape around the nest so people know to stay away. We number it and place a sign on it. We can continue to get new nests from May through early to mid Sept.
I know my kids would love this. They already love turtles, and they love to see nature up close and personal. I think they’d get a huge charge out of seeing turtle nests.
While that’s at the top of my list, I’d also love to see the Dolphin Parade! Did you know if you wake up early enough, you just might catch the dolphins playing close to the shore? Can you even imagine how neat that would be? My kids would absolutely LOVE that!
A day of fishing would be fabulous too! Whether it’s shark fishing with tips from local experts or just sitting back on a boat and waiting to see what bites, honestly I just love the idea of being out on a boat all day!
Fall Family Traditions in Gulf County
Now that you know what I’d love my fall family traditions to be, I’d love to hear from you. Visit the Gulf County Adventure Guide and tell me which adventures you think would make fantastic fall family traditions for your family.
If a turtle treasure hunt, dolphin watching or fishing isn’t your speed, you can find other amazing adventures like bird watching, hiking, and so much more.
While you’re at it, enter for your chance to win a $50.00 gift card so you can have an adventure of your own right in your backyard. Check out the details to enter below! Family traditions are important, so make sure yours are memorable in Gulf County, Florida.