Biking the Little Econ Greenway

One of Orlando’s most popular paved trails, the Little Econ Greenway offers many scenic views along its namesake river. Like most people, I started my ride from Blanchard Park, the trail’s centerpiece. Here you can enjoy extensive facilities, including a YMCA (with a swimming pool), tennis courts, playgrounds, soccer fields, basketball courts, hiking trails, pavilions, […]

Little Econ Greenway

Rock Springs Run

Hiking Wekiwa’s White Loop

Most people don’t venture beyond the spring pool at Wekiwa Springs State Park, except to paddle the Wekiva River. Yet this park offers extensive trail systems for hiking, biking and horseback riding that showcase this diverse and important watershed. The longest trail in the park is the White hiking trail loop, where I logged about […]

Biking the Seminole Wekiva Trail

I recently had the pleasure of a Sunday family bike ride on the Seminole Wekiva Trail from the Jones Trailhead to the San Sebastian Trailhead and back. Each way was about 6.5 miles for this ride, but the entire trail is almost 14 miles long. This section feels like a ride on a country road, […]

Seminole Wekiva Trail

Blackwater Creek

Hiking Seminole State Forest

Like a jigsaw puzzle piece, Seminole State Forest’s irregular shape snaps right into place against the nationally-designated Wild and Scenic Wekiva River and the Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park. These properties are joined with Black Bear Wilderness Area, Rock Springs Run State Reserve and Wekiwa Springs State Park to protect the Wekiva watershed. The […]

Biking Van Fleet State Trail

Nearly laser straight, the General┬áJames A. Van Fleet State Trail has only 1 curve in its entire 29+ mile length. Seriously…check out the ride map below. It’s almost flat, too — less than 5 feet of elevation change per mile. For comparison, my South Lake Trail ride showed more than 42 feet per mile elevation […]

Van Fleet State Trail