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A foggy morning made for magical views along the trails of Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)

A foggy morning made for magical views along the trails of Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)

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Scenic Legacy Trail in Venice is one of Florida’s best bike trails

This paved bike trail system has it all — spectacular scenery, a smooth paved surface with few road crossings and great amenities and stops along the way. The 11-mile Legacy Trail, which follows an abandoned railroad bed from Sarasota’s suburbs to Venice, connects to another 10 miles of trails in Venetian Waterway Park.

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Discover Lake Wales Ridge State Forest for hiking, exploring, camping

Lake Wales Ridge State Forest is for explorers – folks who like to find places that aren’t in the guidebooks. Here you can hike for miles in the woods, hear only nature and have a chance to spot wildlife, including bear, bald eagles and endangered scrub jays.

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Outdoor adventures near Orlando theme parks: See the real Florida when visiting Disney 

We know what the big draw is in Orlando, and it’s not nature. But it should be! Even if your main destination is a theme park, here are eight natural experiences and places that would make memorable additions to a visit to Central Florida

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