My friend Mary took me there in early November and I could not wait to go back. It is closed from November 15th-January 31st as the owners retained the hunting rights to it. Otherwise it is a wonderful place to bike or hike via the berms. There is an outlook now that brings you above the treeline for a unique view. You will often find volunteers leading hikes on the weekend which is a great way to learn about the wildlife, flora, and fauna in the park. Located in Christmas, Florida, northeast of Disney and southwest of NASA, you will be shocked about how nature has taken its land back.
Gators loll near the banks. Birds swoop for the fish and butterflies flit from flower to flower. If you are reading this from snow-covered place, I am sure it is hard to imagine the lush Florida wetlands that are part of the water management system that I explored again last weekend in the 70 degree weather. Our winter is truly the best time to be outside. Bugs are at an all-time low and you won't sweat to death. If you are here in Orlando, make a weekend plan to check out the wetlands park. Pack water and a lunch, you won't be disappointed.