Florida Hiking Trails Turkey Creek Sanctuary Offers Miles Of Easy Treks

Florida has a bountiful array of lush, tropical landscapes. While many are well-known, there are plenty of areas within The Sunshine State that will make for a pleasant surprise. One such place even offers perfect Florida hiking trails. At Turkey Creek Sanctuary near Orlando, you can wander for miles through beautiful landscapes.

Turkey Creek is a wet hammock that gives the park its lush landscape. The land was donated to the Florida Audubon Society in 1978 and became a sanctuary in 1981.

There are miles of trails within the tropical park, with all of them being easy for a day hike.

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There's a 1.85-mile boardwalk that will take you past sand pine scrub communities and forested hammocks.

1.5 miles of trails made for jogging will take you through most of the wooded areas of the sanctuary, where you might glimpse the various wildlife that call the park home.

If you want to take your bike for a spin, Turkey Creek has a mile-long mountain bike trail that connects to a larger, eight-mile trail.

The park is also home to the Margaret Hames Nature Center, where you'll find a nature library, tours of the grounds, and other exhibits that showcase the diverse ecology of the sanctuary.

The sanctuary also has a large creek where kayakers can embark on an outing on the water. 

The seasoned adventurers of Florida Rambler even wrote that dolphins and manatees have been spotted in the area by kayakers.

Turkey Creek Sanctuary is open from early morning until sundown and is free to enter, and is the perfect place to explore just in time for fall

Turkey Creek Sanctuary 

Price: FREE

Address: 1518 Port Malabar Blvd. NE, Palm Bay, FL 

Why You Need To Go: A tropical sanctuary perfect for hiking and kayaking. 

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