Go wild with these fun nature facts and experiences.
42 million gallons of pure funThat’s how much crystal-clear water wells up daily from the main spring at Wekiwa Springs State Park. Enjoy swimming, canoeing or kayaking in this beautiful natural gem.
Gator mother lode
Famed as having the highest population of alligators of any lake in North America, Lake Jessup is a sure bet for seeing these creatures lounging, bobbing or gasp, opening wide.
Sprouted when the Egyptians were building their first pyramid
Until a tragic fire caused its collapse on January 16, 2012, Seminole County was home to the 3,500-year-old Senator- one of the oldest trees in the United States. Standing 118 feet tall, and nearly 18 feet across, this amazing Bald Cypress once dwarfed surrounding trees in Big Tree Park. The Senator's sister tree, Lady Liberty, is now the park's tallest tree.
One of only two National Wild & Scenic Rivers in Florida
A paddle down the Wekiva is sure to inspire. It’s federally protected for its outstanding scenery, recreation, geology, fish and wildlife.
Bring binoculars and a sharp set of ears.
Experience some of the world’s most enchanting birds on the Great Florida Birding Trail across multiple Seminole wilderness areas.
Lewis and Clark would be jealous.
With 19 miles of winding backwater and untouched surroundings, a trip down the Econlockhatchee River calls for an adventure that suits canoers and kayakers from novice to expert.
Great places to explore
The Geneva Wilderness Area promises peace and quiet for any hiker or mountain biker willing to make the trip. Shady trails and calming venues for serious daydreamers.
Like a field trip, but better
On a hike here, you’ll learn all about Central Florida’s flora and fauna from trail signage and nature centers. Learn even more through special events and environmental programs.
These animals aren’t movie stars.
But that doesn’t mean the camera doesn’t love them. All Seminole wilderness areas allow photography and videoing so visitors can capture everything from bald eagles and gopher tortoises to gators and manatees.
For those who love Florida hook, line and sinker
In a Central Florida locale with 2,000 freshwater lakes, it goes without saying that Seminole County fishing is more than just decent. Don’t forget to grab the camera.
A different kind of hike
Chuluota Wilderness Area is one of many excellent spots for true Floridian hiking. Expect sandy boots, majestic trees and scurrying wildlife.
A round with Mother Nature
For nature-loving golfers, Seminole County features a variety of courses to choose from. It’s the perfect combination: a great Floridian sport set in beautiful natural habitats.
Wise old souls
Great horned owls may be among the natural wonders you’ll encounter on a hike through the beautiful Econ River Wilderness Area.
Attractions with more bite
Seminole County holds the record for the longest alligator in Florida: a 14 foot 5/8 inch male from Lake Monroe