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Orlando Outdoor Activities for Adults

Not only does Orlando have miles and miles of theme parks, but we’re home to an equal measure of nature trails and parks, plus rivers, lakes and other natural waterways. Better still, there are countless outdoor adventures for adults in Orlando, including the options featured here.

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Our great outdoors provides ample opportunities to spread out and really get away from it all while immersing yourself in some of the most gorgeous nature in the state of Florida. What’s more, local ecotour operators and other businesses are working hard to keep you safe with robust health and sanitization measures at every step. Get out there and explore with confidence in Orlando!

Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Learn more about healthy travel and what’s open in Orlando, and check with your favorite ecotourism operators and venues for their current status.

High-Octane Outdoor Action for Adults in Orlando

Whether you want to keep your adventures on the ground or swing through trees, Orlando has you covered with these and other outdoor attractions.

Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park

Just 15 minutes from Walt Disney World® Resort, Tree Trek offers an aerial adventure with six courses, 97 games and two massive zip lines.

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Revolution Adventures

Operate ATVs, dune buggies and ARGO amphibious vehicles through 200 acres of tracks and trails 30 minutes west of Walt Disney World Resort.

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Screamin’ Gator Zip Line

Not for the faint of heart, this option at Gatorland invites you to zip-line over throngs of alligators. They’re about 20 minutes from Walt Disney World Resort.

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Boat Tours, Kayaking & Natural Springs Activities for Adults

Travel through Orlando’s pristine waterways by airboat, kayak and other options. Bring your own kayak or rent one, float in tubes, or glide in a boat powered by a giant fan.

Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures

Explore the Florida Everglades at speeds up to 50 mph at this attraction, approximately 40 minutes from Walt Disney World Resort.

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Brevard Zoo

Although it’s about an hour east of Orlando in Melbourne, this zoo is worth visiting for the country’s only guided kayak tour around an animal exhibit, among other reasons.

Natural Springs

Many of Orlando’s most alluring attractions extend past manmade wonders to the unexpected lush greens of Central Florida’s outdoors, including freshwater springs at Blue Springs State Park, De Leon Springs State Park, Kelly Park and Wekiwa Springs State Park. Dive into the natural world of Florida’s crystal blue waters, all an hour or less from International Drive.

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Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides

Board a six-passenger boat with a high-tech headset that allows clear communication with your fellow passengers and the captain. They’re about 30 minutes from Walt Disney World Resort.

Wild Florida Airboats and Gator Park

Travel through 100,000 acres of the Florida Everglades, with a starting point about 40 minutes from Universal Orlando Resort.

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Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour

This is another great way to see local birds — not to mention the beautiful waterways and multimillion-dollar homes that wind through this charming city 20 minutes north of Orlando.

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