Great Recreation Options in Orlando Parks

Great Recreation Options in Orlando Parks

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Orlando, the hub of theme parks is home to several parks featuring ample of recreation options. These parks allow tourists to explore other facets of the city apart from world class theme parks.

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Fishing is one of the most popular recreational activities that can be enjoyed in the city’s parks. Fishing lovers booking Orlando flights must visit Mosquito Lagoon. It is a part of Meritt Island Wildlife Refuge. History of the lagoon makes it a popular site. However, the lagoon is not about the history. Numerous fishing lovers spend their weekends at the lagoon. Another reason why tourists and locals love to fish in Mosquito lagoon is that it is among the cleanest water bodies in Florida. The lagoon covers an area of 23 miles and its waters are full of redfish. Best part is that redfish is available all through the year.

Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake is another place to enjoy fishing in Orlando. It was established in 1970 in order to make a suitable place for families. This park is visited by local families as there are several activities kids can indulge in. With an area of over 300 acres, it is one of the largest parks in the city. Swimming pool in the park opens in summers. You can dive in to feel the freshness.

Turkey Lake is blessed with variety of fishes which makes it a preferred spot for fishing lovers booking flights to Orlando. Apart from fishing, hiking and biking can also be enjoyed in the park. Children’s farm makes it an apt weekend destination for families. The farm has wooden playground comprises of tunnels, swings and slides.
Bill Frederick Park also features fully air-conditioned Ecology Center. It also serves as a petting farm. The center is home to chickens, pigs, cows, horses, goats and rabbits. You can enjoy camping in the park however, there is a small fee that you need to pay to spend a night at the camp. Small sun shelters are available however, on first come first basis. In other words, if you are planning a weekend picnic in the park, you can easily find shelter to avoid blazing sun light. Like sun shelters 125 picnic tables are also available on first come first basis. From November to March park closes at 1700 hrs whereas from April to October gates closes at 1900 hrs.

Orlando Skate Park is a must visit place for thrill seekers booking cheap Orlando flights. The park opens all through the week. No matter whether you are an inline skater or extreme skate boarder, the park has everything to satiate your appetite for thrill. You can test your skills on the challenging platforms or learn from the fellow skaters.

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