7 Places for Nature Lovers


Take a break from the amusement parks and get into nature in Orlando!


 There are unpaved hiking trails, a raised walkway ending with an overlook, a nature center, a butterfly garden, and a picnic area.

Nature Preserve

Kelly Park

The many species of trees provide excellent shade for an afternoon nap as well.

University of Central Florida Arboretum

Take a self-guided tour or schedule a group tour with one of the school’s trained botanists.

Harry P. Leu Gardens 

 This 50-acre spot situated at Lake Ivanhoe has more than 1,000 rose bushes!

Orlando Wetlands Park

This park has plenty of spots to relax, hike, bike, or try your hand at some nature photography.

Green Mountain Byway

Green Mountain Overlook and Trailhead is located along a scenic byway.

Lake Eola Park

There’s a 1-mile path around the lake that you can use to get in a quick walk or jog, or you can rent a paddleboat.

See my blog for the best Orlando travel tips for nature lovers.