When we need to get out of the house, we take the kids for a walk on the Edward Ball Nature Trail on the University of West Florida campus. Park in Lot G for quick access to the trail. The boardwalk has been restored since Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and is a great place to take a leisurely stroll. While there you will see so much flora and fauna. We have seen turtles, birds, rabbits, butterflies, and even a snake and an alligator! The trail is also a great place to take some family pictures! You can bring a picnic lunch but you will want to eat it outside of the trails.