Central Florida is of course known all over the world for it’s amazing theme parks and attractions, but what many visitors don’t realize is that there is a wealth of natural wonders on offer as well. The mild climate and abundance of unspoiled Florida landscapes means that guests can explore a variety of eco-systems within a short drive of the main resort areas. Birding, kayaking, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, zip lining and airboat adventures are just some of the many eco-adventures to be experienced by visitors of all ages. Plan on taking a break from the attractions for at least a day and see a side of the sunshine state that too many visitors overlook – it’s time to embrace Mother Nature in all her glory and leave the man-made diversions far behind. All the featured eco-destinations are an easy drive from Orlando so get out your map and hit the road!