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Faces of Orlando North, Seminole County - Jeff Sonksen

Faces of Orlando North, Seminole County - Jeff Sonksen

04/21/2017 ArtsEventsNature & Outdoor

Orlando North, Seminole County has an artsier side! Jeff Sonksen is one of many artists responsible for showcasing the beauty of Orlando North, Seminole County. Many of the unique contemporary art work seen in Downtown Sanford, the Central Florida Zoo, and the Seminole Wekiva Trail are credited to Jeff’s many talents. Jeff describes his inspiration...

Hidden Gem Series: Wekiva Island

Hidden Gem Series: Wekiva Island

04/14/2017 Nature & Outdoor

You haven’t experienced it all until you’ve been out to Wekiva Island. This hidden gem nestled away in Longwood, FL, is an oasis waiting to be explored. Kick off your shoes and kick up the sand in a game of volleyball, corn hole or frisbee. Dip your toes or your paddle into the refreshing and scenic Wekiva River. Explore the river and navigate...

One Wild Ride

One Wild Ride

01/31/2014 Nature & Outdoor

Horseback riding in Seminole County puts you in the heart of untouched nature right outside of Orlando. From the Seminole Wekiva Trail to the Flagler Trail, you can explore acres of wilderness and see a wealth of wildlife. Just one of many horseback-riding options is guided tours in the breathtaking Rock Springs Run State Reserve. This 14,000-acre State Reserve...

Nonstop Angling Action

Nonstop Angling Action

01/24/2014 Nature & Outdoor

Captain Chris Myers, a Seminole County fishing guide and instructor, gives us the scoop on fishing in Seminole County. Q: So do you know all of the best fishing holes? Captain Chris: I like to think so. But I don’t have to try hard. The St.  Johns River offers great fishing for bass, crappie, bluegill, and sunfish year-round. Q: Great –...

Paddle one of Florida’s prettiest rivers.

Paddle one of Florida’s prettiest rivers.

01/06/2014 EventsNature & OutdoorSports

Just beyond Orlando’s theme parks, the real magic begins in Seminole County. Here the pristine Wekiva River awaits your exploration – one of only two rivers in the entire state of Florida designated as a National Wild & Scenic River for its outstanding scenery, recreation, geology, fish and wildlife. It’s easy to explore this amazing...