Apopka is a fun-loving city surrounded by a patchwork of forests, lakes and crystalline natural springs. A bustling downtown district filled with cafes, diners and mom-and-pop stores gives Apopka small-town charm. Venture out the city to explore wildlife-rich parks and visit famous theme parks in Orlando.
Things to do in Apopka
Scenic paddling trails criss-cross Wekiwa Springs State Park and take you through the lush sub-tropical forest. Enjoy a picnic under the shade of leafy black ironwood trees and cool off in the crystal-clear springs. Rock Springs Run is another world-class paddling route. Rent a kayak and take your time paddling along this picturesque trail and look for American alligators and river turtles basking on the muddy banks.
Apopka Amphitheatre is a hub for community arts and entertainment. Roll out your picnic rug on the grass and enjoy family-friendly concerts under the stars. At the artisan night market you can shop for one-of-a-kind souvenirs and fill up on tacos, burgers, churros and other treats sold by food trucks.
Cast a line on Lake Apopka and reel in bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish. Birders can spot more than 300 species around the lake, including herons, egrets and flycatchers. The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive loops around the lake and features several scenic lookouts.
Apopka is an ideal base to visit the legendary theme parks of Orlando. Meet your favourite Disney characters at Magic Kingdom Park and ride thrilling rollercoasters at Universal Studios. Don’t miss the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where you can feel the heat of a fire-breathing dragon and ride the famous Hogwarts Express.
Getting around Apopka
Apopka is in Orange County, a 30-minute drive from Downtown Orlando and two hours from Tampa. Rental cars are a good way to visit Apopka and explore Central Florida at your own pace. Tampa International Airport is a two-hour drive away.