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Orlando Wetlands Park

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Ranked #1,468 of 3,663 Attractions in Florida
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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Ocoee, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I loved the park and the ability to see several species of birds with little walking (note little is less than 6 miles total for the trip). The park has a few different ecosystems so it draws several types of birds from the Bald Eagle to small water birds. With luck you can reign in the quad-fecta and see a... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We visited one of our favourite spots in Orlando in late April 2014 to discover that many of the 'wetlands' were anything but wet, as they had been drained and various diggers and bulldozers were doing heaven-knows-what there. In what water remained we saw just two adult gators and maybe half a dozen babies and that was it! No racoons... More

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Freeland, Michigan
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97 reviews 97 reviews
56 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is the City of Orlando’s Iron Bridge Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. Big parking lot, great restrooms, drinking fountain, map of the wetlands provided, large pavilion with about 14 picnic tables. I went the last part of Feb. The park is closed the middle of Nov through the end of January. Lots of migrating birds within easy eyesight. We took... More

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Newbury, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Last year we did some central Florida birding from an Orlando base, and returned for more of the same early this month. Having researched sites again this time, we never came across a mention of this location. Fortunately a gentleman we were talking to at Merritt Island NWR said we shouldn't miss it, so we visited the next day. Although... More

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I can't believe I have been in Florida for 24 years and missed this one. I went there this weekend and it was awesome and beautiful. It is undisturbed Florida land with a million types of wildlife. There are alligators all over the place which cross the road you are on all the time to get to the other side... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

The wetlands are beautiful. We were fortunate enough to arrive at just the right time to join a golf cart tour given by the volunteers..it was awesome! The wetlands will close November 15 and reopen Feb 1. If you love nature this is the place to go..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Miles of roads, incredible wildlife everywhere. Nice get away from the City. Bring your bike to see more of the park.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a nice ride or hike in good weather. We went with a bicycle meetup group on Memorial Day morning and there was hardly anyone in the preserve, which was nice. We saw lots of wildlife (birds, alligators, turtles, snakes) and it's very peaceful. You're in full sun, so make sure to wear a hat, sunglasses & bring sunscreen... More

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Midland Park, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Miles and miles of trails. I went to take pictures of birds, and decided to bike it instead of walk. Very pretty, just for a walk or ride. But if you happen to be a photographer, it's heaven. Many alligators, mammals and different birds.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

If you enjoy nature, walking, Alligators and wildlife, then you will enjoy it here. It's almost prehistoric in its appearance, You can imagine this is how Florida should look before Walt rode into town. We went on a 'cold' day so it was very easy to walk 5+ miles and not worry about the heat. We must have sen 100's... More

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