Seminole County in Central Florida is one of those places where you’ll experience down-to-earth people, a quaint hometown feel, and unspoiled Florida wilderness. What’s even better is that you won’t need reservations months in advance to paddle down a crystal clear spring-fed river or fly above the treetops on a zip line. Wow, isn’t that refreshing?
Don’t be mistaken, there are plenty of modern conveniences in Seminole County, but you’ll probably most appreciate the peace and quiet that’s associated with this particular part of the Sunshine State. Check out seven perfect places to experience Central Florida outdoors.
Central Florida Outdoors
- Econlockhatchee River, Oviedo — The Econlockhatchee River is popular with local paddlers because of its wildlife viewing opportunities. Eagles, sandhill cranes, wading birds, deer, turkey, and alligators are right at home near this unspoiled river.
- Geneva Wilderness Area, Geneva — This 180-acre site offers peace and quiet for any hiker or mountain biker who is willing to make the trip. The shady trails in the Geneva Wilderness Area provide respite from the Central Florida sun from dawn until dusk.
- Wekiwa Springs State Park, Apopka — Visitors can swim, canoe or kayak through the crystal clear waters of this beautiful natural gem. If you’d rather stay dry, thirteen miles of trails at Wekiwa Springs State Park also provide opportunities for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding.
- Zoom Air Adventure Park at the Central Florida Zoo, Sanford — You can choose from one of three different zip line adventures at Zoom Air Adventure Park (located at the Central Florida Zoo) to experience Central Florida outdoors from a completely different perspective.
- Captain Dana’s Fishing and Scenic Tours, Longwood — If you’ve been itching to go fishing in Central Florida, you have your choice of freshwater bass fishing or saltwater flats fishing on one of the area’s pristine lakes, rivers, bays or lagoons. If you’d rather relax versus reel, don’t worry. You also have the option of taking a scenic tour through Seminole County’s wetlands and forests.
- Historic Paw Park, Sanford — If Fido happens to be along on your road trip, you can’t stop in Sanford without visiting Historic Paw Park. There’s a small dog play area, a time-out area, doggie bag disposal dispensers, park benches, dog showers, self-watering bowls, and historic lighting.
- Central Florida Paddleboarding, Lake Mary — Don’t know how to paddleboard yet? No worries, you can take a lesson. Otherwise, veteran paddleboarders can choose a favorite Seminole County lake to explore or ask the professionals at Central Florida Paddleboarding to recommend a spot.
Once you experience Central Florida outdoors for the first time, you may want to extend your visit. Save money on hotel rooms and restaurants by contacting Easy Escapes RV at 239-302-3789. We might have a pre-owned RV that’s affordable and suitable for your family adventures.