Photo by H.S. Cooper ©

Photo by H.S. Cooper ©

We recently enjoyed a lovely day at Eden Gardens State Park. Located between Destin and Panama City Beach, the park is a charming retreat to “real” Florida.

Eden Gardens is an old historic homestead that includes a 1897 mansion, reflection pool, gardens and plenty of moss-draped oaks to transport you back in time.

Photo by H.S. Cooper ©

Photo by H.S. Cooper ©

There are also nature trails (although remember it is Florida and you should wear proper shoes and take some bottled water if you plan to hike) and a great view of Tucker Bayou.

Photo by H.S. Cooper ©

Admission to the park is just $4 per vehicle and for an additional fee you can tour the mansion. If you plan to tour the mansion, check their website for current tour dates and hours.

http://www.floridastateparks.org/edengardens/

Photo taken by H.S. Cooper ©

Photo by H.S. Cooper ©

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