San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park provides resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources. The park has something for every nature enthusiast; including self-guided interpretive trails, guided tours, wildlife discovery, fishing and so much more.
Winter Haven, Florida is a unique, Premier City. It has countless recreational, social and special events. The City recognizes the importance of a high quality of life to Winter Haven residents and visitors. The City strives to ensure outdoor activities for all ages and walks of life. Winter Haven has numerous nature parks, boat ramps, fishing docks and walking trails throughout the city.
Florida Archery Coach is a full service archery instruction facility. They strive to provide all interested parties, the opportunity to learn how to shoot in the sport of archery, regardless of size, age, athletic ability or financial means. This includes all disciplines of archery from hunting, 3D and indoor competition to FITA, Field and Olympic Style Recurve. The entire staff is USA Archery Certified minimum Level 2.
The City of Haines City Parks Leisure Services Department's recreation programs are as diverse as its users. They encourage participants to challenge themselves, build confidence, connect with others, and develop new skills and hobbies that provide continued enjoyment.
Sitting on the northern shoreline of its namesake, Big Lagoon State Park's 655 upland acres separate the mainland from Perdido Key and the Gulf of Mexico. Natural communities, ranging from saltwater marshes to pine flatwoods, attract a wide variety of birds, especially during the spring and fall migrations, while the beaches, shallow bays, nature trails and open woodlands offer splendid opportunities for nature study. The park also beckons visitors to camp, swim, fish, boat, canoe and hike. Crabbing in the shallow waters of Big Lagoon is a popular activity as well.
The Key Biscayne Community Center has been a vital part of the community since it opened for use on October 30, 2004. The Community Center provides a central location for all residents, young and old, to participate in a wide variety of both active and passive activities in a two-story facility located adjacent to the Village Green. The Community Center includes a multipurpose gym, 25-meter pool, dance and aerobics studio, wellness/fitness center, computer lab, arts & crafts room, meeting rooms and underground parking.
Based on the principles of visionary environmental advocate, Arthur R. Marshall, Jr. (1919-1985), the mission of the Foundation is to develop, promote, and deliver science-based education and public outreach programs central to restoration of the greater Everglades ecosystem and its historic "River of Grass." Established in 1998, the Foundation has quickly grown to become a leader in environmental education and is the only non-profit in South Florida offering hands-on learning opportunities in Everglades restoration and preservation.
Opened in 1996, this 17 acre Regional Park is built and operated through a cooperative effort of partners & sponsors. While the land is owned by Florida Power & Light, the facilities were originally funded by Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. Seasonal staffing is provided by Lee County Parks & Recreation. Native plant habitats and gardens have been planted and maintained by the Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and many volunteers.
YMCA Camp Wewa is a co-ed camp, located 15 miles north of Orlando in Apopka, Florida. Orlando and all of its attractions (Disney, Universal, Sea World, etc.) are all within a 30-minute drive. Daytona Beach (The World's Most Famous Beach) is just a short 60-minute drive away. Camp Wewa opened in 1950, providing fun, safe, and rewarding camp experiences to campers and staff on the same site.
The Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail is a 190-mile marked canoe and kayak trail that meanders through the coastal waters and inland tributaries of Lee County, Florida. The Paddling Trail allows modern paddlers to navigate ancient paths in Southwest Florida by kayak or canoe where Calusa Indians once traveled, past pristine islands and waters teeming with wildlife.