Central Florida was the most visited destination for the holidays according to Florida Today and USA Today in 2018. It is no surprise with proximity to the award-winning Clearwater Beach, four major theme parks, and the year-round warm weather. In addition to the major attractions, there is a local destination that is rich in history, full of beautiful sites and unique animals. Have you ever heard of Florida Fish and Wildlife: Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive? Many locals, like myself, were shocked that this historic place is literally in our backyard.
Are you a lover of nature? If you enjoy adventures and exploring, then you will love the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. Take an 11-mile driving trail inside the 20,000-acre north shore of Lake Apopka. While sightseeing, you could spot a bobcat, alligators, otters, snakes, and up to 362 different species of birds. Pre-recorded audio clips will accompany your drive to enhance your adventure.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission helps protect these beautiful wild Florida locations.
Audio Clips site: https://www.sjrwmd.com/lands/recreation/lake-apopka/wildlife-drive/#exit
Before you venture into the wild, please note that they are open only on weekends, before sunset.
Tips to enjoy your ride:
• The Trail is open on the weekends only
• Bring snacks for the little ones
• Bring a cell phone to enjoy the audio experience
• Use the pullover stop areas to enjoy the Wild Florida experience up close