Central Florida was the most visited destination for the Holidays according to Florida Today and USA Today in 2018. This is not surprising with the close proximity to the award winning Clearwater beach, 4 major theme parks and the year-round warm weather. In addition to the wonderful major attractions that are frequently visited, 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?
For many locals, like myself, we were shocked that this historic place is literally in our backyard. Are you a lover of nature? Do you like adventures, or enjoy exploring, then you will love the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. It is an 11-mile driving trail inside of the 20,000-acre north shore of Lake Apopka. While you are here you could spot a bobcat, alligators, otters, snakes, and up to 362 different species of birds. Prerecorded audio clips will accompany your drive to enhance your adventure.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission helps protect these beautiful wild Florida locations.
Things to know before you go:
Address: 2803 Lust Rd
Apopka, FL 32703
Time: Weekends Only, exit before sunset
Audio Clips site: https://www.sjrwmd.com/lands/recreation/lake-apopka/wildlife-drive/#exit
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