Experience the natural Florida via the outback. From Cypress Swamps to Sunny Beaches Florida's diverse waterways offer outstanding quiet and open water paddling opportunities for beginning and advanced kayaking. Enjoy the outdoors and explore the rivers, springs, islands, beaches, lakes, swamps and marshes throughout Florida. Take advantage of this opportunity to get away from society, breath fresh air, and seek tranquility and peace amongst the vast amount of Florida wildlife. Get a great workout paddling with Dolphin, Manatee, Otters, and yes, Alligators (but don't worry, you are not on their menu). You may well spot such magnificent birds as the southern Bald Eagle, White Pelicans, Red Headed Woodpeckers, and Great Blue Heron. Titusville 321-268-2655
Ace of Hearts Ranch features beautiful forested trails for horseback riding and hiking on the ranch and beach rides at Canaveral National Seashore. The petting zoo has goats, chickens and pigs. A large pavilion can accommodate up to 200 guests for catered events. An evening bar-b-q with bluegrass band, hayrides and a roaring bonfire is quite popular. Overnight trips to the Big Oaks Ranch, a scenic cattle ranch located on the south side of the Econlockhatchee River near Oviedo can be arranged. Port St John 321-638-0104
AirBoat Rides At Midway Owned and operated by a native born Floridian with the knowledge and experience to provide an informative tour of the unspoiled Florida Outback, gliding on the river through the marshes, by the Indian Burial Mound, and into the cypress forest.......we do not ride on a lake.
APHF Shooting Center - A State-Of-The-Art Gun Range Featuring: 2 Bays With 12 Firing Positions Per Bay - Computerized Target System - 50 Foot Shooting Depth - Completely Air Conditioned - HEPA Air Filtration Systems - Granular Rubber Bullet Trap - Rent Gun, Ear & Eye Protection - Purchase Ammo, Target, Guns & More - Certified Range Masters On Duty - Free Personalized Assistance Available - Join us for our Fantasy Shoot Weekend
Blue Spring State Park is the most significant winter warm water refuge for endangered manatees in Florida. As many as 100 manatees may be seen in the crystal clear waters of the spring after a major winter cold front. The 400 acres of restored upland habitat is home to many threatened Florida Scrub Jay families as well as Indigo Snakes and Gopher Tortoises. The Louis Thursby home, which was built on top of a Timucuan Indian shell mound, is typical of a home built by early Florida pioneers. Orange City
Brevard Zoo is one of the nation’s finest small zoos. Shaded boardwalks windthroughthemed habitats featuring over 400 animals. Built entirely by volunteers,this zoo is the only one in the world that offers onsite wetlands kayaking. The zoo also has an interactive learning area, playground and a petting zoo. Behind the scenes and Indian River Lagoon kayak tours are available for groups. Melbourne 321-254-9453
Canaveral National Seashore offers the longest stretch of pristine, undeveloped beach on Florida’s East Coast. Tours by rangers can be arranged for Turtle Mound, historic Eldora Statehouse and Seminole Rest. Seminole Rest is a 4,000 year-old Indian shell mound topped by two pioneer homes. The 60-foot high Turtle Mound was once twice as high. Used as a navigational aid by early Spanish exPaved trails and boardwalks with interpretive signage complement both historic mounds. The Eldora Statehouse is typical of an 1800’s Florida settler’s home. Titusville, Oak Hill & New Smyrna Beach 321-267-1110
Forever Florida-Crescent J Ranch has custom made, comfortable swamp buggy tours through dry prairie, cypress swamps, grasslands, pine flatwoods, creeks and dense oak hammocks on a 4300 acre wilderness preserve. Learn about Florida ecosystems, low-impact ranching, positive land management & "Florida Cracker" cowhunter history. See descendents of horses and cattle brought here by Spanish explorers more than 400 years ago.
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary contains various ecosystems and climatic forest atop the Atlantic Coastal Ridge with a variety of endangered plants and animals. An environmental learning center provides hands on displays and group learning opportunities. Some wheelchair trails. Titusville 321-267-7367
Jungle Adventures Nature Animal Park is the natural habitat jungle home of our famous 200 foot long roadside wonder, Swampy, the World's Largest Alligator. Come and experience Live Guided Wildlife Encounters with Rare Florida Panthers, Black Bears, Gray Wolves, White-Tailed Deer, Tropical Birds, Reptiles and Mammals.
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge contains more species of endangered and threatened plants and animals than any other refuge in the continental U.S., including manatees, sea turtles, dolphins, alligators and many species of birds. Birding tours of the 7-mile Black Point Wildlife Drive can be arranged. An excellent half-hour video about the Refuge may be viewed at the Refuge Visitor’s Center. Titusville 321-861-0667
Space Coast Outdoors is your online guide to Outdoor Recreational Activities, Things To Do and Ecotourism on our over 500,000 acres of public lands and waters, with Directions, GPS coordinates, and interactive Satellite Imagery of EVERY location, while Feature Articles provide the in-depth knowledge you need!
Florida Tech Botanical Gardens This 30acre Florida type botanical garden is a picturesque treat, from sandy uplands of pines and palmettos to a lush hammock of hardwoods including oaks, maples, hickories and one of the largest collections of palm trees in Florida. Plant guide and nature trail map available at the adjacent Evans Library. Melbourne 321-674-800
Turkey Creek Sanctuary is a classic scrub habitat along an ancient dune ridge descends into lush hydric hammock surrounding Turkey Creek. A 4,000-foot boardwalk winds through the sanctuary for a first-hand look at wildlife and native vegetation. Palm Bay 321-952-3433
Astronaut Hall of Fame features the world’s largest collection of astronauts’ personal effects. It is the home of U.S. Space Camp Florida. Titusville 321-269-6100.
Underneath the signature 70-foot dome, the building houses a museum honoring space explorers from around the world, a planetarium featuring a first of its kind dual projection system, a fully accessible observatory, a hands on demonstration hall and an Iwerks movie theatre. Cocoa 321-634-3732
Fort Christmas Historical Park features a replica of the log fort used by pioneers during the Seminole Indian wars. Historic homes, churches and schoolhouses have been relocated to the park to form a historic "Florida Cracker" pioneer town. - Christmas
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers an exhilarating and educational look at the incredible feats accomplished by America’s space program. Titusville 321-452-2121 - On Shuttle Launch Experience, Kennedy Space Center's newest attraction, visitors strap in to the sights, sounds and sensations of launching into space...fully vertical! Spaceport, USA Historical Tour of Canaveral Air Force Station International Space Station and Saturn V Complex Imax Theater Rocket Garden and Space displays Astronaut Encounter Astronaut Memorial Mad Mission to Mars.
Liberty Bell Museum houses a replica of the Liberty Bell,historical documents, and patriotic memorabilia.Items are permanent reminders of our nation’s history, as well as a memorial to military veterans. Melbourne 321-727-1776
North Brevard Historical Society features exhibits of historical clothing, printing presses, Indian artifacts, shells, earthenware and historical books. Arrangements can be made for a member of the North Brevard Historical Society to accompany a walking tour of historic Downtown Titusville. Titusville 321-269-3658
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse offers panoramic views of the Halifax River, Ponce Inlet & Atlantic Ocean. It is the second tallest lighthouse in the U.S., and tallest open to the public. Guided tours of maritime museum are available for groups. Daytona Beach.
Tebeau-Field Library of Florida History houses the 60,000 item collection of the Florida Historical Society, the state’s oldest cultural organization. The collection includes books on Florida, papers of prominent Floridians, historical maps, photos of people and landscapes, artifacts and family histories. Cocoa 321-690-1971
Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science features the remains of the "Windover Man", the oldest human remains found on the North American continent. See how Native Americans lived and pioneers survived. Walk along the nature trail and see Florida in its natural setting. Cocoa 321-632-1830