There are plenty of great things to do in Orlando all year long. However, with the fall coming, the rain will start to become less frequent and the hot temperatures will become a bit milder. This means, it's the perfect time to get outside and enjoy Orlando and the surrounding area.
Enjoying outdoor activities is a huge part of the culture throughout Central Florida. Here are some of the top outdoor attractions you'll find throughout the Orlando area.
Orlando Urban Bike Trail
This bike trail offers 2.5 miles of fun, off-road trails to enjoy. Ride from Ivanhoe Village to Winter Park and enjoy all kinds of great scenery, wildlife and so much more. It's a great way to get your exercise and it's a pretty easy ride.
Wekiwa Springs State Park
The Wekiwa Springs State Park offers some of the best natural beauty found near Orlando. It's a very diverse area with the Wekiva River running through. You can enjoy paddling, camping or a number of other activities here.
The wildlife is found all throughout with many birds, deer, black bear and even turkey found here. Kayaking and canoeing provides a great way to see the park, while horseback is another option. Both are available at the park for a fee.
A charming spot with plenty of unexpected things, Wekiva Island offers an oasis to enjoy. It's not far from Wekiva Springs Road and offers some unique beauty in Central Florida.
You can rent a canoe or kayak to enjoy the water or just walk through the trails and spot birds, deer, otter and other wildlife. It's even possible to stop in at Tooting Otter, the local bar on site. Other activities you can enjoy here include swimming, horseshoes, volleyball and so much more. You may even find live music here from time to time.
Showcase of Citrus
One of those places you simply won't find anywhere else, Showcase of Citrus is only found in Florida. It's owned by citrus farmers and provides 13 types of oranges, along with lemons, limes, tangerines and so much more. You can pick the fruit yourself or just pick up a bag. They also have a Monster Truck Eco Tour here and plenty of gators you can watch in the canals while enjoying a frozen orange juice.
Enjoy the headwaters of Rock Springs Run or just immerse yourself in the lush landscape at Kelly Park near Apopka. It's one of the most unique spots you will find with a 68-degree natural spring you can enjoy. The water in the spring is crystal blue and it's not something you will find many other places.
In addition, Kelly Park provides one of the top places for camping and hiking in the area. You can enjoy the float trip throughout the water, just like a lazy river. It's about 30 minutes long and you can bring your own tube or rent one.
There are several great outdoor activities to enjoy throughout Orlando all year long. These spots provide something unique outside of the very touristy options, many theme parks and incredible golf courses throughout the area. If you're looking for something different, check out one of the attractions on this list.