8777 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32836 Directions
Tibet-Butler Preserve offers a protected location in the dense urban mass west of Orlando. The trail system passes through many of the main ecosystems in this area, including the longleaf pine forest and scrub, bayhead marsh, and lakeshore lined with cypress. The preserve contains a picnic area, butterfly garden, and wheelchair accessible sandbox, all situated in the nature center. The junction with the palmetto passage trail is at 0.2 miles, turn right to continue on the circle of pines. The spur trail follows the edge of the pine Flatwoods along with the oak scrub and enters a thick oak and pine forest. The covered deck offers a panoramic view of the marsh along with Lake Tibet. The butterfly garden attracts a whole host of species including Zebra Longwing, Gulf Fritillary, and some swallowtail species. It provides a range of exhibitions and presentations and is active in the current environmental program.
Wild Flowers, Field Trips, Scenic Trails, Wildlife and Conservation, Nature and Wildlife Areas, Forest Lake, Picnic Area, Outdoor Activities, Walking, Rental Facilities, Butterfly Garden, Bench & Programs
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BILL FREDERICK PARK
3401 South Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835 Directions
Bill Frederick Park occupies 183 acres of land alongside Turkey Lake, one of Florida's top five ranked fishing reservoirs. The park is built for nature lovers and provides many outdoor opportunities and scenic views for families, organizations, and community groups. Bill Frederick Park is also a great compliment to hotel lodging. It offers several leisure activities and beautiful views for families, organizations, and community groups. You can enjoy panoramic views and leisure activities. Turkey Lake offers fishing, boating & a playground, as well as a camping cabin and tent. There are numerous pavilions for use and special activities. There are campsites open, and parking is $5. Rv parking is available for a great price & cabin rentals.
Lakes, Picnic Grounds, Two 18-Hole Disc Golf Courses, Swimming Pool, Small RV Campground, Fishing Piers, Walking, Farm with Barnyard Animals, Playgrounds, Tent Camping, Camping & Bench
Price: Buses and 15/16 passenger van, daily - $1.00/person
Family Annual Pass - $75.00/year
Individual Annual Pass - $28.30/year
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OAKLAND NATURE PRESERVE
747 Machete Trail, Orlando, FL 34787 Directions
Oakland Nature Preserve is a 128-acre park that provides tourists of all ages an environmental education and ecotourism activities. Enjoy hiking highlands trails or board walking to the Apopka park, visiting the environmental education center and museum at Jim Thomas. It offers funding to support efforts to preserve the natural environment, educational programs, and mission to educate the public. The boardwalk is 2/3 m long through colored lakes, to a large, covered pavilion that overlooks the Apopka lake. The boardwalk contains interpretive signage to identify plants and trees along the way and provides many opportunities to see ducks.
Forest Lake, Field Trips, Dogs on Leash, Nature Trips and Wildlife Areas, Boardwalk, Summer Camp, Walking & Wild Flower