GET OUT THERE!
While much of the United States is just beginning to thaw out from winter’s chill, Central Florida enjoys some of its best weather during the spring months. The mercury isn’t quite climbing to the sweltering point yet, but the days are balmy enough to don a swimsuit for an adventure on the water, or to enjoy being outdoors without the threat of heat exhaustion. And beyond the theme parks of the tourist corridor and the concrete byways of Downtown, ways to commune with nature abound. Discover a taste of Orlando’s wild side with these adventures that will inspire smiles and create memories.
GATORLAND’S GATOR GAUNTLET
There’s no better place to spot alligators and crocs of all sizes in Orlando than at Gatorland, and the best view in the park is 350 feet in the air on the Gator Gauntlet Zipline. Flyers soar nearly 30 mph directly over a breeding marsh, home to over one-hundred fearsome alligators! This ride is also designed for mobility challenged guests, so everyone can enjoy the thrill. 14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail, www.gatorland.com
REVOLUTION OFF ROAD
Get ready for a day of playing in the dirt in a place where mud baths are not at all for relaxing. Here you can drive ATV’s across more than 200 acres of rural land, sludge through wetlands in a ‘mucky duck’ amphibious vehicle and try your skills at archery, clay shooting and fishing. It’s the perfect way to get off the road and plunge into nature. 4000 State Road 33, Clermont, www. revolutionoffroad.com