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Nature / Outdoors, Picnic

Mead Botanical Garden — Free Nature Walk in Orlando / Winter Park

It’s free, it’s wild feeling, it’s got a nice abandoned vibe — what’s not to love? Mead Gardens boardwalk is usually empty and a beautiful place for an evening run. It feels like you’re away from the city and exploring nature. You run over little creeks and around the brush. Jog along a little creek and through the woods and wild flowers. Running the jogging trail only takes about 20 minutes, but if you do it twice, it’s quite a bit of a run.

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Nature / Outdoors, Picnic, Swimming

Rainbow Springs ~ True Florida Beauty

Where in the world is Dunnellon Florida?! It’s not that far. It’s actually only one hour from Orlando, and it’s got a STUNNING spring called Rainbow Springs Florida. It’s the 4th largest spring in Florida. And good news! There’s usually not many people there at all. Because it is a full one hour car ride away, this dissuades pretty much ALL tourists. (A good thing, dear readers.) There are 2 options for Rainbow springs. Option #1 – Canoe / Kayak / Tubing  ...

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Nature / Outdoors, Picnic, Swimming

Rock Springs ~ A Jungle Adventure & South of France Picnic

Rock Springs is true, beautiful Florida outdoors. Florida is hot, so this experience is delightful because you’re waist deep in refreshing, clear water. That right–no concrete meccas or water-slides, just nature. Rock Springs is a mix between a jungle adventure and a picnic in the South of France. Begin by walking up a wooden boardwalk for about 5 minutes, then climb steps into the spring. The river will be chilly at first (68 degrees), but the warm air and sunshine keep you warm.

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