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Download a list of hikes around Orlando with GPS coordinates for trailheads
See all Florida Trail hikes in the Orlando area for backpacking and day hiking
See our list of the region’s Five Star Trails and learn more about our book
Go on a guided hike in the Orlando area with the Florida Trail Association
What’s it like to sail over a pondful of alligators on a zip line in Florida? Contributor Sally White of the Adventures of Mom shares her experience on Gatorland’s Screamin’ Gator Zip Line in Orlando.
We launched a new full-color edition of 50 Hikes in Central Florida at the National Trails Festival in Deland the first weekend of October. Take a peek inside.
A 20.2-mile circuit on forest roads by bike provides a unique perspective on this 31,000-acre preserve along the St. Johns River floodplain in Christmas.
Where to Stay in Orlando
With Florida’s largest concentration of hotel rooms, you’ll find something here to meet your family’s budget. Before we moved to the metro, we stayed in – and can still recommend – unique lodgings like The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne and the EO Inn & Spa, downtown.
Camping? You’ll delight in the woodsy campgrounds you’ll find here. The trick at Wekiwa Springs State Park is reserving a space well in advance. You’ll find cabins at Lake Louisa State Park, not far from Walt Disney World. Lesser known but nice for families are the well-shaded campgrounds at Kelly Park, Trimble Park, and Lake Mills Park. Inside city limits, Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake has RV sites, tent camping, and cabins.