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    • New Smyrna Beach, Florida

      Hike the Turtle Mound Trail

      1 mi / 35 ft gain
      After first entering Canaveral National Seashore, this is the stop of many hiking options in the park. We walked in toward Mosquito Lagoon and found three well spaced picnic tables and two paths.A path along the lagoon that is well marked to preserve the ecology. We tried this one but it was flo...
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    • New Smyrna Beach, Florida

      Camp at Cape Canaveral National Seashore

      2.0
      0.5 mi
      What could be better than laying on soft sand, listening to the crashing waves, and gazing at Florida's best sun and stars?  Cape Canaveral National Seashore has 14 primitive campsites, with only two of them on the beach and the other twelve located on Mosquito Lagoon.  This park has a 40-mile st...
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    • New Smyrna Beach, Florida

      Kayak Camp in Canaveral National Seashore

      Drive South on Atlantic Avenue in New Smyrna Beach until you see the guard shack. Pay the $5 entrance fee. Parking area #7 is a good place to start. Canoe rentals are available (weather permitting) for campsites #1-#5 only. Canoe rentals are $25 per night and available to individuals 18 years and...
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    • New Smyrna Beach, Florida

      Hike Castle Windy Trail at Canaveral National Seashore

      4.0
      1.4 mi / 5 ft gain
      Park across the road from the trailhead and visit the Atlantic ocean before crossing onto the Castle Windy Trail. The trail is shaded and a breeze is ever-present. There is a bench halfway down the trail that leads to Mosquito Bay and a picnic area.We saw so many islands in the lagoon that we'll ...
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    • Orange City, Florida

      Swim with Manatees in Blue Spring State Park

      4.3
      Located near Orange City, Florida, Blue Spring State Park is the largest spring on St. Johns River.  Here you can come in and rent full snorkel gear (snorkel, mask, flippers), tubes to lazy river down if that's more your style and many other activities.  At the website you can see all that the pa...
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    • Brevard County, Florida

      Wildlife Photography at Blackpoint Wildlife Drive

      5.0
      6 mi / 0 ft gain
      If you are looking for a place to capture images of wildlife, especially birds, then the Merritt Island Refuge is the place to go. With many trail options, both hiking and driving, the opportunities for good captures are endless. From the small green herons, to spoonbills, and great herons to ga...
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    • Paisley, Florida

      Hike the St. Francis Yellow Trail

      3 mi / 14 ft gain
      All of the pictures were taken during the epic collaboration between The Outbound Collective and The North Face in the Basecamp Orlando event. Just an hour north of Orlando lies the expansive, diverse, and beautiful Ocala National Forest.  The Ocala National Forest boasts some of the bests hikes ...
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    • Sanford, Florida

      Black Bear Wilderness Area Trail

      5.0
      7.13 mi / 121 ft gain
      Black Bear Wilderness Area Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Sanford, Florida.
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    • Oviedo, Florida

      Hike through the Econ River Wilderness Area

      5.0
      2.6 mi / 26 ft gain
      The Econ River Wilderness Trail is a largely unnoticed section of preserved land, although it is just 1.5 miles away from University of Central Florida and nestled between residential communities.  This trail might not be the most interesting or dramatic trail in all of Central Florida, but what ...
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    • Christmas, Florida

      Paddle the St. Johns River from East Orlando

      Paddling along the St. Johns River is the perfect relaxing escape that lets you see the real Florida.  Bring your Kayak, Canoe, or SUP to explore one of the few rivers worldwide that flows North. Just 45 minutes from Downtown Orlando, this adventure is great for someone who either wants to see th...
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    • Orlando, Florida

      Little Econ Greenway

      4.0
      6.94 mi / 387 ft gain
      Little Econ Greenway is a point-to-point trail located near Orlando, Florida. The greenway stretches from Forsyth Road to the Alafaya Trail and has opportunities for fishing, paddling, and picnicking along the route. There are easy parking and stopping points along the route as well such as Econ ...
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    • 700-898 South Orlando Avenue, Florida

      Paddle Board to Dog Island

      Starting at Fort Maitland Park, free entrance and parking, unload your water transport unto the designated area. Be mindful of other people as this is a popular spot to unload big boats as well as small crafts. In general, it is easy to get out of the bay made by the lake on this particular spot,...
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    • Apopka, Florida

      Kayak Extreme Emerald Cut

      3.0
      Start at King's Landing. Here you can either drop your own kayaks in or choose to rent. Kayak/Canoe rentals are $30 for the day. Using your own kayak is $20, if you choose to have them pick you up at Wekiva Springs and shuttle you back. During summer months, get there early (before 11), as they t...
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    • Altoona, Florida

      Camp at Alexander Springs

      1 mi / 0 ft gain
      Alexander Springs Recreation Area is an incredible natural area that provides something for any adventure seeker to love.  The main attraction here is the beautiful headspring, which is one of the 27 first magnitude springs here in Florida.  This spring in particular maintains a cool 72 degrees f...
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    • 5271 Florida 19, Florida

      Kayak Silver Glen Springs

      4.0
      Silver Glen Springs is a popular recreational area that has many activities for the entire family. Located in Ocala National Forrest this park sits on a spring leading out to Lake George. You are able rent Kayaks on site and are able to rent them for as long as you would like. There is also a des...
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