Forgotten Coast Archive

Footprints of the Past

The Forgotten Coast spreads across Wakulla, Franklin and Gulf counties – check out the map and a bit of history about the areaFootprints of the PastMan’s interest in the Forgotten Coast has ebbed and flowed since the first Europeans began…

Scoopin' Scallops

You don’t need a hook or a line to catch these scrumptious morselsScoopin’ ScallopsGrab Yourself a Tasty Treat in the Gulf Waters Near Port St. Joe By Lori Hutzler EckertBay scallops, those slightly sweet and succulent pearls of seafood found…

Land of the White Squirrel

Ochlockonee River State Park provides visitors with a glimpse at what Florida used to look like – and the white squirrels are cute, too Photos by Scott HolsteinThe river for which the park is named offers great fishing for species that…

Calendar

It’s a busy year of festivals and events in the Forgotten Coast, so mark your calendarsMay/June 2007Calendar of Events Compiled by Ashley Kahn Through July 14Artists Limited ExhibitApalachicola’s newly restored historic Fry Conter House is home to an exhibition of the…

Hotels to Beckon Ecotourists

For those not brave enough to rough it, new hotels are offering more comfortable places to stayHotels Set to Beckon EcotouristsBy Jaclyn EmerickProtected land in Northwest Florida makes the area rich in natural resources. Unspoiled beaches, historic hiking trails and…

A Novel Place To Live

The Forgotten Coast provides the inspiration for four local writersA Novel Place to LiveThe Forgotten Coast Spurs Creativity for its Resident WritersBy Stephen Kindland Photos by Scott HolsteinNatural wonders aren’t the only riches to be found along the Forgotten Coast.…

Wakulla County Goes Green

Check out the latest trend in home building that takes into consideration the beautiful surroundingsWakulla County Goes GreenMichelle Adamski, Larry D.Sapp and Stan Derzypolski are leading green housing development in Wakulla CountyBy Ayanna ShieldsMichelle Adamski wants her corner of the…

Character Counts

St. Marks and Carrabelle Residents Work to Save Their Heritage Character CountsSt. Marks and Carrabelle Residents Work to Save Their HeritageBy Stephen KindlandResidents of two Forgotten Coast towns are setting their sights on economic progress after reeling for years in…

You Can Take It With You

With threats from bad weather, boat owners are investing in new trailerable trawlers – boats you can take homeYou Can Take It With You"Trailerable" trawlers are the next big thing for sea dogs worried about slip rents and hurricanesBy Jason…

Weathering Change

The Forgotten Coast continues to weather changing and challenging economic times but remains a great place to live, work and playWeathering Change Forgotten Coast trend-spotters see a glimmer of sunshine on the economic horizonBy Jason DehartPhoto by Scott Holstein It’s hard to…

2012 Calendar of Events

Enjoy art, music, festivals and so much more.2012 Calendar of EventsCompiled by Jason Dehart and Madison CarrylMay 4–Aug. 3First Friday FineArt & Music SeriesCome join the fun at First Fridays Art & Music Series. Live music, local artists and a…

Scenic History

The Forgotten Coast’s forests are part of the area’s past and are being protected for the futureScenic HistoryThe Forgotten Coast's pine forests remind us of America's wilderness pastBy Jim Huffstodt Great swaths of a once-vast continental forest still survive largely…

Steering New Waters

It’s a beautiful day in Apalachicola – the sky is clear, the wind is brisk, and the dark blue waters of the bay beckon sailors. George Kirvin Floyd, founder and chairman of the Apalachicola Maritime Museum, would love to be…

Calendar of Events

Forgotten Coast 2011 Calendar of Events Calendar of EventsCompiled by Terrika Mitchell May 6–7 19TH ANNUAL HISTORIC APALACHICOLA HOME & GARDEN TOUR Tour the “coastal cottages” featured in Trinity Episcopal Church’s tour of homes. Kicks off with Friday Evensong, followed…

Gulf County Hospitality

There’s No Such Thing as a Stranger HereGulf County HospitalityThere’s No Such Thing as a Stranger Here By Jason Dehart I’ve visited the Forgotten Coast many times as a writer for Rowland Publishing, and it’s always great to be on…