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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
In September, swamp sunflowers put on a colorful show along the St. Johns River between Sanford and Geneva, north of Orlando. Here’s where to take a hike to find them.
A proposal has been made public of a land swap offer between a developer and Seminole County for possession of Econ River Wilderness Area. We think that the existing preserve should be expanded, instead. Here’s how.
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.
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.