North of Orlando you'll find Seminole County, who fittingly calls itself "Florida's Natural Choice." Although predominantly a bedroom community, Seminole County has evolved into a destination unto itself due to its natural attractions and family-friendly events.
The western and eastern edges of Seminole County are definitely the best spots for "in the Florida wild" activities. For instance, the village of Geneva is famous for fish camps that serve gator tail, airboat tours, and biking in the Little Big Econ State Forest. On the west side is Wekiwa Springs State Park, which has canoeing and kayaking down the Wekiva River as well as horseback riding and hiking down 13 miles of trails.
On the interior of Seminole County are the more residential areas of Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Winter Springs, Casselberry and Lake Mary, which is home to several pro athletes partially due to its great golfing. Probably the most touristy aspect of Seminole County is Sanford's Flea World, where you can bargain with 1,700 dealer booths.
It's all a step off the beaten path of the tourism scene, but you'll be glad you spent your time in Seminole County if you want the more hyperlocal, natural side of Greater Orlando. © NileGuide
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