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Established as an agricultural community around Lake Charm and the shores of Lake Jesup, Oviedo is surrounded by public lands offering interesting hikes and off-road biking.
The town is a Florida Trail Gateway Community, with both the Florida Trail and the Cross Seminole Trail intersecting the heart of the historic downtown.
Nearby Little Big Econ State Forest and other public lands that buffer the Econlockhatchee River provide hikers, cyclists, and paddlers miles of well-forested outdoor recreation.
Featured Trails and Parks near Oviedo
Expand Econ River Wilderness
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.
The new 50 Hikes in Central Florida
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.