Nature Adventures

This page lists nature parks, botanical gardens, environmental centers, and other places where kids can study and enjoy nature in the Seminole County, Florida area.
Kids Seminole County: Nature Adventures - Fun 4 Seminole Kids
Listings
Big Tree Park

Big Tree Park is located on the beautifully shaded General Hutchinson Parkway. It also serves as a Trail head for the Cross Seminole Trail. The park i ...

Area: SW County (Longwood-Altamonte Springs-Winter Springs)
761 General Hutchinson Pkwy, Longwood, Florida, 32750
Restrooms: Yes
Black Bear Wilderness

Wet Prairie, Hydric Hammock and Cypress Swamps form a mosaic of habitat diversity which host wildlife such as the White-tailed deer, Swallow-tailed Ki ...

Free: Yes
Type of Trail: Walking
Area: NW County (Lake Mary-Sanford)
5298 Michigan Avenue, Sanford, Florida, 32771
Restrooms: No
Black Hammock Wilderness Area

The Black Hammock Wilderness Area is a 700- acre property acquired as part of a comprehensive effort to preserve significant habitat along the shores ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: East County (Oveido-Geneva)
3276 Howard Avenue, Oviedo, Florida, 32765
Chuluota Wilderness Area

The Chuluota Wilderness Area is a 625 acre natural area located in the southeast corner of Seminole County. It contains a variety of natural systems s ...

Type of Trail: Horseback Riding, Walking
Area: East County (Oveido-Geneva)
3895 Curryville Road, Chuluota, Florida, 32766
Crystal Bowl Park

This 2-1/2 acre park is home to the beautiful Crystal Bowl Butterfly Garden. This park was developed as a conservation and educational area through pa ...

Free: Yes
Area: SW County (Longwood-Altamonte Springs-Winter Springs)
1071 Crystal Bowl Circle, Casselberry, Florida, 32707
Restrooms: No
Econ River Wilderness Area

The Econ River Wilderness Area is a 240 acre property located on the Seminole/Orange County line south of the city of Oviedo, on the west side of the ...

Free: Yes
Area: East County (Oveido-Geneva)
3795 Old Lockwood Road, Oviedo, Florida, 32765
Restrooms: No
Econlockhatchee River Paddling Trail

The Econlockhatchee River Paddling Trail was designated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Paddlers can start their adventure at S ...

Area: East County (Oveido-Geneva)
1350 Snow Hill Road, Geneva, Florida, 32732
Ed Yarborough Nature Center

The Ed Yarborough Nature Center at the Geneva Wilderness Area was established with the mission to learn about nature by experiencing it. It features e ...

Area: East County (Oveido-Geneva)
3485 County Road 426, Geneva, Florida, 32732
Ferndale Preserve

Ferndale Preserve is located on the western shore of Lake Apopka and just a few miles from Sugarloaf Mountain the highest point in peninsular Florida. ...

Type of Day Trip: Outdoor Fun
19220 County Road 455, Ferndale, FL, 32715
Geneva Wilderness Area

The Geneva Wilderness Area is a 180 acre site that lies to the south of the Geneva community on SR 426 in East Seminole County. The Geneva site contai ...

Area: East County (Oveido-Geneva)
3485 County Road 426, Geneva, Florida, 32732
Restrooms: Yes
Geocaching

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to loc ...

Great Florida Birding Trail, The

The Great Florida Birding Trail (GFBT) is a program of the FWC. At its core is a network of 489 sites throughout Florida selected for their excellent ...

Free: Yes
Area: NW County (Lake Mary-Sanford), SW County (Longwood-Altamonte Springs-Winter Springs), East County (Oveido-Geneva), Apopka
Junior Ranger Program

The Florida State Parks Junior Ranger Program provides the opportunity for young people to learn, serve and share our parks' natural and cultural reso ...

Free: Yes
Area: NW County (Lake Mary-Sanford), SW County (Longwood-Altamonte Springs-Winter Springs), East County (Oveido-Geneva), Apopka
Multiple Locations
Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is the most spectacular and unique environmental sanctuary in all of Central Florida. The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is ...

Free: Yes
Area: Apopka
2803 Lust Road, Apopka, Florida, 32703
Lake Concord Park

This 5 acre park is located directly behind Casselberry City Hall and the Casselberry Police Station on the bank of Lake Concord. Lake Concord Park’s ...

Area: SW County (Longwood-Altamonte Springs-Winter Springs)
127 Quail Pond Circle, Casselberry, Florida, 32707
Restrooms: Yes
Lake Harney Wilderness Area

A 300-acre preserve at the outflow of Lake Harney, one of the many Central Florida lakes formed by the St. Johns River as it flows north, Lake Harney ...

Area: East County (Oveido-Geneva)
2187 Osceola Fish Camp Road, Geneva, Florida, 32732
Restrooms: No
Lake Jesup Wilderness Area

The Lake Jesup Wilderness Area is an approximately 490 acre site located on the north shore of Lake Jesup west of State Road 417. Visitors can walk, r ...

Area: NW County (Lake Mary-Sanford)
5951 Sanford Avenue, Sanford, Forida, 32773
Restrooms: No
Lake Lotus Park

Lake Lotus Park is the City of Altamonte Springs' nature preserve. Total area is approximately 150 acres, including 120 acres of woods and wetlands. T ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: SW County (Longwood-Altamonte Springs-Winter Springs)
1153 lake Lotus Park Road, Altamonte Springs, Florida, 32714
Restrooms: Yes
Lake Mills Park

Lake Mills is a 50-acre park located on Tropical Avenue north from Lake Mills Road in Southwest Seminole County near Chuluota. Lake Mills park is a l ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: East County (Oveido-Geneva)
1301 Tropical Avenue, Chuluota, Florida, 32766
Restrooms: Yes
Lake Proctor Wilderness Area

The Lake Proctor Wilderness Area is a 475 acre property located in east Seminole County near the Town of Geneva. A walk on the approximately 6 miles o ...

Free: Yes
Type of Trail: Horseback Riding, Walking
Area: East County (Oveido-Geneva)
920 SR 46, Geneva, Florida, 32732
Restrooms: No
Letterboxing

Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining artistic ability with delightful "treasure-hunts" in beautiful, scenic places that the whole family ca ...

Little Big Econ State Forest

Little Big Econ State Forest is open during daylight hours for visitors to enjoy picnicking, canoeing, hiking, bicycling, fishing, wildlife viewing an ...

Area: East County (Oveido-Geneva)
1350 Snow Hill Road, Geneva, Florida, 32732
Restrooms: Yes
Longwood Rocks

Longwood Rocks is a community initiative. You can join us when we are out at community events to paint rocks or paint your own rocks! Then hide them a ...

Area: SW County (Longwood-Altamonte Springs-Winter Springs)
Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park

Visitors can stroll along the Sand Hill Nature Trail for a self guided tour of the native Florida plants and wildlife found at the park. Canoeists can ...

Area: NW County (Lake Mary-Sanford)
8300 W State Road 46, Sanford, Florida, 32771
Restrooms: Yes
Overlook Park

Overlook Park is a 3 acre park on the south shore of Lake Jesup. Great opportunities to fish or catch a glimpse of an alligator or osprey from the boa ...

Area: SW County (Longwood-Altamonte Springs-Winter Springs)
1988 Springs Avenue, Oviedo, Florida, 32765
Restrooms: No
Oviedo Rocks

Find a painted rock around Oviedo on the Park. Take a picture of it so you can post it with where you found it. Post a picture with the hashtag #ovied ...

Area: East County (Oveido-Geneva)
Sanford Rocks

Welcome to the Sanford Rocks group! We are painting rocks to "hide" around Sanford with the sole purpose of spreading joy and brightening people's day ...

Area: NW County (Lake Mary-Sanford)
Seminole Ranch Conservation Area

Year-round activities include fishing, horseback riding, primitive camping east of the river, hiking (4.3 miles of Florida National Scenic Trail — hik ...

Area: East County (Oveido-Geneva)
25155 Wheeler Road, Christmas, Florida, 32709
Restrooms: Yes
Seminole State Forest

Seminole State Forest offers many recreational opportunities for both the outdoor enthusiast and casual visitor. Trails for hiking, off-road biking an ...

9610 CR 44, Leesburg, Florida, 34788
Restrooms: Yes
Spring Hammock Preserve

Fed by a trickle of hidden springs through lush hammocks of cabbage palms, Spring Hammock Preserve in Winter Springs is one of the most delightful pla ...

Free: Yes
Type of Trail: Walking
Area: SW County (Longwood-Altamonte Springs-Winter Springs)
2986 Osprey Trail, Longwood, Florida, 32750
Restrooms: Yes Weekdays Only
Wekiva River Buffer Conservation Area

he area supports a diversity of wildlife and is part of a corridor for the listed Florida black bear between the Ocala National Forest and Rock Spring ...

Type of Trail: Bicycling/Skating, Walking
Area: SW County (Longwood-Altamonte Springs-Winter Springs)
Wilderness Drive, Longwood, Florida, 32779
Winter Springs Rocks

There’s a movement of kindness going on in the world. Spreading joy to others has actually becoming an obsession. How? By painting rocks into works of ...

Area: SW County (Longwood-Altamonte Springs-Winter Springs)