Acres of wilderness areas, preserves, pristine waterways and parks are just some of the many things to do in Seminole County. The abundancy of outdoor activities prove why Seminole County is Orlando's natural oasis. The area is home to some of the best natural attractions in Florida, including the Wekiva River and the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens.
From paddling, swimming or tubing the Wekiva River at Wekiwa Springs State Park to a dinner cruise along the St. John's River, there's always something to see on the water in Seminole County. For hikers and bikers, there are more than 60 miles of scenic trails, including the Florida National Scenic Trail and Seminole Wekiva Trail. The best of Florida's nature is only minutes from The Westin Lake Mary Orlando North. Discover the top 6 things to do in North Orlando.
Blue Springs State Park
Visit Blue Springs state park and enjoy canoe and kayak rentals, hiking trails and scenic paved paths. In the winter months, manatees migrate to the warm, shallow waters of the park. Visitors can view the manatees from the park's observation desk.
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
The zoo is home to over 400 animals, an aerial adventure course, and tropical water park
Cranes Roost Park
Located in the heart of Uptown Altamonte’s shops and restaurants, this park features a walkway around Cranes Roost Lake, a European-style plaza, and the Eddie Rose Amphitheater. The park is host to numerous free concerts, festivals and other events year-round, including the popular Red Hot and Boom 4th of July festival.
Lake Jesup Park
This park offers three miles of trails in the 490-acre Lake Jesup Wilderness Area. It is a great place for spotting alligators and bald eagles.
Monroe Harbour Marina
Part of the St. John's River, Monroe Harbour Marina on Lake Monroe is a great spot to catch a scenic lunch or dinner cruise. Ashore, you can explor Historic Downtown Sanford's picturesque shops and historic buildings.
For a peaceful yet active outdoor excursion, take a paddleboarding tour down Wekiva River to connect with Florida nature and see wildlife.
Wekiwa Springs State Park
Wekiwa Springs State Park is a favorite local outdoor escape. It's a great spot for swimming, canoeing, kayaking or tubing.