Nature & Outdoors

The great outdoors.
Done greater than anywhere else.

Orlando North is the perfect place to embrace your wild side. Our natural springs, beautiful parks, and scenic waterways offer countless ways to explore and enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty of Central Florida.

Whether you’re splashing in the crystal-clear waters of Wekiwa Springszip lining amongstthe trees, hiking through a wilderness area or skimming across Lake Jesup on an airboat, unforgettable eco-adventures await you and yours in Orlando North!

Do Orlando’s Outdoor Wonderland

48-HOURS IN HISTORIC SANFORD, FL

Freebies and budget friendly fun throughout Orlando North

Airboat Rides with Black Hammock Adventures

Fall in Love With Nature Again at Wekiva Island

Experience Real Florida at Wekiwa Springs State Park

Who says you need theme parks to have a wild time? Orlando North offers so 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!

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With plenty of upscale to budget options Orlando North is the perfect place to stay.

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Authentic Florida fun is everywhere you look when
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Central Florida Paddleboarding

Central Florida Paddleboarding

Welcome to Central Florida Paddleboarding. We offer Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) lessons and tours throughout the "Naturally Beautiful" waterways of Orange, Seminole, and Volusia counties, as well as SUP rentals and sales. We welcome all levels from beginners to seasoned paddlers. CFP promotes a healthy outdoor lifestyle by teaching Stand Up Paddle boarding, while showcasing Central Florida's "Natural Beauty".


Lake Mary, Florida

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TripAdvisor rating for Central Florida Paddleboarding 13 Reviews

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Nestled in a protected natural wetland, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens has animals from around the world including, rhinos, giraffes, leopards, monkeys, exotic birds, an Insect Zoo, and much more. Our Reptile House offers the southeast's largest collection of reptiles. We also offer live animal encounters, many educational opportunities and demonstrations, daily Keeper Chats and Shows, a Tropical Splash Playground, and the Little Florida Coastline Railroad and Animal Carousel. For a small fee, you can feed our giraffes, or go behind-the-scenes with our Indian rhinos! With something for everyone, the adventures are endless!

3755 W Seminole Blvd
Sanford, Florida 32747

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TripAdvisor rating for Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens 786 Reviews

Crane’s Roost Park

Crane’s Roost Park

274 Cranes Roost Blvd
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701

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TripAdvisor rating for Crane's Roost Park 546 Reviews

Cross Seminole Trail

Cross Seminole Trail

1571 E State Road 434
Winter Springs, Florida 32708-5630

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TripAdvisor rating for Cross Seminole Trail 22 Reviews

Econ River Wilderness Area

Econ River Wilderness Area

3763-3835 Old Lockwood Rd.
Oviedo, Florida 32765-8034

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TripAdvisor rating for Econ River Wilderness Area 12 Reviews

Fort Mellon Park

Fort Mellon Park

600 E 1st Street
Sanford, Florida 32771

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TripAdvisor rating for Fort Mellon Park 11 Reviews

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