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Parks and nature in Seminole County

Top nature recommendations from locals

Harbor / Marina
“Who says you need theme parks to have a wild time? Orlando offers many outdoor adventures and things to do – at a fraction of the cost – you’re sure to find new levels of excitement on your next Orlando vacation! Experience the pristine Wekiva River and its year-round wildlife by canoe, kayak or paddleboard.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Fountain
“Shopping, dining, concerts, leaisurely walk around the lake, jogging, Check it out - only 10 min away”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“In my opinion the prettiest park in all Central Florida! On the water and stunning old growth bald cypress.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“This spot is close to Lake Monroe and the mouth of the St Johns River, which flows north to Jacksonville. It is a nice quiet spot with plenty of walking trails through the woods and around a spring fed pond, and nature exhibits. Free.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“The water is crystal clear green and amazing. The entire park is great to walk or jog but take some bug spray to this spring it is very green water and plants. You came not swim at this spring, not that I have found yet. Park is Free.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Zoo
“For travelers and tourists wanting to experience real Florida, the Center provides an opportunity to view up close and personal Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Kites, Owls and Falcons”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“If you want to get away from it all and experience nature at its best, consider taking a trip by kayak. Wonderful trips on can be had on the St. John’s River and Rock Springs Run, and the guides are very knowledgeable. The 10ft alligator lounging in its natural habitat, watching as you go past is a great memory; as are the birds, turtles, fish, and huge grasshoppers! www.centralfloridakayaktours.com ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“A 35 minute drive, well worth the travel to see the river. Hint: after walking the trails, continue 25 more minutes to cute town of Sanford for lunch/dinner”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lake
“It has a beautiful waterfront beach, pavilions for picnics, beach volleyball courts, and many lovely majestic oaks to sit and read under or just sunbathe. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Great park to take a walk and let the day just melt off your body. Dogs are more then welcome!! Great fishing hole in back of park. And the Park is Free.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Only steps from our rentals. Great for Kids and Adults. Has splash pad for hot summer days! Check out city website for events and concerts held in Ft. Mellon.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Closest to your vacation rental home, within walking distance. 2-4-1 margaritas all day every day. GORGEOUS lakeside sunsets. Outside tiki bar with daily drink specials and bar food including gator bites and a yummy crispy chicken bites appetizer.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Three miles of trails along the Econlockhatchee River, a natural habitat for the golden mouse and great horned owl. Just 33 MINS AWAY.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“More than 1,500 acres of wilderness on the western border of Lake Jesup, home to the densest population of alligators. Fish at Soldier's Creek or visit the Environmental Studies Center. Just 14 MINS AWAY.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Every Sunday from 10-2 you can enjoy good food, a nice walk around the lake and do some shopping :D”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Dog park, splash pad, swan paddle boats, life size chess, playground, amphitheater! Great outdoor fun spot!”
  • 2 locals recommend