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Cady Way Trail - This urban trail from Orlando's Lake Druid Park, past the Fashion Square Mall to trail end at Howell Branch/Hall Roads where it connects to the Cross Seminole Trail. Two parks in Winter Park (Cady Way and Goldenrod) have parking and restrooms along with recreational facilities; rest stops with benches, and water fountains are located regularly along the trail. Portions parallel Baldwin Park (the former Orlando Naval Training Base). The bridge over busy route 436 is a bonus. See full description here.
End Points: Orlando to Winter Park, link to
Cross Seminole Trail; plans to link to
Little Econ Greenway.
Cross Seminole Trail - 23 mile trail (when completed, two gaps need to be filled) from Lake Mary to Orlando, with links to the Seminole-Wekiva Trail at the north and Cady Way Trail at the south. Two bridges - over busy SR434 and at Mitchell Hammock Road - are a plus. A portion of the trail is designated as part of the Florida National Scenic Trail. Oviedo's downtown chickens are a reminder of the town's rural roots; Oviedo can look to Winter Garden for a model of downtown redevelopment around a bicycle trail. Winter Springs should look into better signage drawing riders from the trail through Winter Springs Town Center rather than around it! See full description here.
End Points: Orlando to Oviedo to Lake Mary;
parking at Rinehart Road and Lake Mary Blvd, Big Tree Park, Black Hammock Trailhead,
downtown Oviedo, Winter Springs Town Center, Goldenrod Park.
East Central Regional Rail Trail - 5.7 miles of this planned 50 mile trail are completed. Starting in Enterprise on Providence Blvd. and running east almost to SR415 in Osteen, and along DeBary Avenue to Dirksen Drive to connect to the Spring-to-Spring Trail. Ultimately the trail is planned to extend to Edgewater and Titusville and will be part of the Coast-to-Coast Connector. Currently, one trailhead at Green Springs Park, a second is under construction (2015) at SR415; the bridge over SR415 is a plus. See full description here.
End points: Enterprise (Green
Springs Park) to Osteen (near SR415)
Little Econ Greenway - Popular with bikers, runners, and skaters, this suburban trail runs along the Little Econlockhatchee River. Though centrally located, the trail offers an outdoors experience with river views, scenic bridges and wildlife viewing - osprey, ibis, and red-tailed hawks, plus turtles and alligators can all be sighted here. Access to canoe/kayak trails, picnicking, playgrounds, butterfly garden. See full description here.
End points: Alafaya Trail to
Seminole-Wekiva Trail - Build on bed of the former Orange Belt Railway, the suburban trail passes through semi-rural areas (check out the cows) while also passing shops and restaurants. The underpasses at Markham Woods Road and route 434 is a real bonus for crossing this very busy intersection. See full description here.
End Points: Altamonte Springs to Lake Mary
South Lake Trail - The trail runs 13 miles, centered in Clermont, FL, along scenic Lake Minneola and connects with the West Orange Trail to create 36 miles of continuous Central Florida bike riding in Lake and Orange Counties. See full description here.
End Points: Silver Eagle Road to Clermont Waterfront Park to Killarney Station (West Orange Trail)
Spring-to-Spring Trail - Envisioned as a 26-mile recreational trail linking Lake Monroe to Gemini Springs to DeBary Hall, four unconnected paved segments are currently completed totaling about 16.5 miles. Connects to the East Central Regional Rail Trail at Green Springs Park by continuing along Dirksen Drive to DeBary Avenue. See full description here.
End Points: Lake Monroe Park to
DeBary Hall to Green Springs Park; behind DeBary Country Club; between Flue Spring
State Park and Lake Beresford Park; two segments between between Glenwood and DeLeon Springs.
See also: Paddling in Central Florida
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