7 Unique Day Trips Near Orlando To Go On Before Winter Arrives

There is so much to see and do around Orlando in the fall. You can take a day trip and spend it hiking beautiful trails or sunbathing lakeside. Try these 7 day trips near Orlando before winter arrives!

Charles H. Bronson State Forest

Price: $2

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m, closed for holidays

Address: 1350 Snow Hill Road in Geneva

Why You Need To Go: This state forest has a narrow, picturesque boardwalk that winds through lush plantlife. Bring a camera and capture the natural beauty of the forest in the fall.

Winter Park Autumn Art Festival

Price: Free

When: Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Address: 251 S. Park Avenue in Winter Park

Why You Need To Go: Festival-goers at this year's 46th Annual Autumn Art Festival will enjoy beautiful art and live entertainment. You can wander through Winter Park's historic Central Park and soak in autumn before winter comes.

Wekiwa Springs

Price: $6 per vehicle

Hours: 8 a.m. to sundown, daily

Address: 1800 Wekiwa Cir in Apopka

Why You Need To Go: This park is a short drive from downtown Orlando, making it a convenient getaway. Cool off in the natural spring this fall before the water gets too chilly.

Conway Chain of Lakes

Price: Free

Hours: All hours

Address: Lake Conway in Belle Isle

Why You Need To Go: At Lake Conway, you can sunbathe and swim at the lake while it's still hot and sunny in Central Florida. These lakes are perfect for boating and water sports and offer a great way to cool off close to the city.

Hal Scott Regional Preserve State Park

Price: Free

Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Address: 4500 Dallas Blvd in Orlando

Why You Need To Go: This state park has abundant wildlife and a beautiful river flowing through it. It's also dog-friendly, so bring your best friend and take in peaceful surroundings and scenic fall views.

Bekemeyer Family Farm

Price: Free entry

Hours: Wednesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Address: 1055 East Story Road in Winter Garden

Why You Need To Go: You can pick your own strawberries at this farm near Orlando. Fall crops include fresh flowers, herbs, tomatoes, sweet peppers, and kale.

Lake Apopka

Price: Free

Hours: All hours

Address: Located in Orange and Lake counties near Winter Garden and Apopka

Why You Need To Go: You can go kayaking on this lake and catch the fall sunset. The lake has recently been revitalized and has both thriving wildlife and cleaner water.

Try these 7 day trips and soak up the sun before winter arrives! For more Florida adventures, check out these 9 things you can only do in Florida.

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