Outdoor Adventures for Every Adult in Orlando
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. As a result, there are countless outdoor adventures for adults in Orlando, giving you the chance 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. For even more ideas for outdoor fun, including birding, fishing and more, check out our ecotourism page.
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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
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Operate ATVs, dune buggies and ARGO amphibious vehicles through 200 acres of tracks and trails at Revolution Adventures, 30 minutes west of Walt Disney World.
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Screamin’ Gator Zip Line
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Seminole Aerial Adventures
Head to Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Sanford, about 30 minutes north of our tourism districts, for this high-flying zip-line course that invites you to navigate obstacles as you take to the trees.
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 Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures, approximately 40 minutes from Walt Disney World.
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An hour east of Orlando in Melbourne, Brevard Zoo is worth visiting for the country’s only guided kayak tour around an animal exhibit, among other reasons.
Epic Paddle Adventures
Offering tours throughout Central Florida, Epic Paddle Adventures invites you to explore crystal-clear springs, search for marine life on the intercoastal, or just enjoy some sunshine on one of our many lakes, complete with hands-on, intensive instruction so you’ll feel comfortable as you make a splash.
Get Up and Go Kayaking
Get up close and personal with Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park with Get Up and Go Kayaking, which is famous for its 100% clear kayaks that let you see everything.
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 Spring 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. Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides is about 30 minutes from Walt Disney World.
At Wild Florida, travel through 100,000 acres of the Florida Everglades with a starting point about 40 minutes from International Drive. They also have a drive-thru safari and a gator park.
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Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour
The Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour 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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