Those who want to head to Lake Apopka can enjoy more than just water activities. Horseback riding, fishing, and hiking are available to residents around the fully restored lake. Wekiwa Springs State Park gives residents guided hiking tours of the natural preserve near the lake. It offers a 2/3-mile boardwalk that cuts through the wetlands. For a day of family fun, Rock Springs Run State Reserve provides picnic and camping areas, complete with grills and restrooms, when the family wants to take a break from swimming or fishing. If kayaking and canoeing is more your speed, Rock Springs Run State Reserve is the place for you. All of these parks pride themselves as providing an authentic wildlife experience.

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Sitting along the southern side of Lake Apopka, Winter Garden, Florida is part of the Orlando Metropolitan Area. Stretching over 15 miles of Florida land, single family homes with large and well-kempt lawns make up a large portion of available housing. Several townhouses and condominiums are scattered throughout the area for purchase. Winter Garden homes are generally all newly constructed homes, and many more are in the building stages.

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