I thought nature would do well to my moods, help me relax and de-stress so when I get back, I will be full of energy to tackle work again.
I had been stressing out for a while due to the hectic schedule at work. As a way to de-stress, I thought it would be good to go on a trip. Going abroad is not ideal for me as the trip was spontaneous and therefore, I wasn’t able to apply for a leave. So I thought, “What kind of trip is best for a short getaway?”
I turned on the Internet for answers, and that’s when I thought it would be great to go on a hiking trip to Orlando. I thought nature would do well to my moods, help me relax and de-stress so when I get back, I will be full of energy to tackle work again. So, I decided to do it with some of my friends who were game on my sudden whim to go on a trip.
I took out a pair of hiking boots stuffed at the back of my closet, brought plenty of water, made sure to have some necessities, and carry with me a sense of adventure. I went to one of Florida's popular trails known to offer a unique hiking experience. Before, Florida had never had much appeal to me. I have been in the state a few times for business and some strolls afterward.
That was it, and I never tried going there for actually exploring the area. My short getaway there was the first and one of the best I had. I thought the place was too hot and humid, that there are too many people there and so I falsely believe I wouldn’t enjoy going on a vacation there. I was proven wrong just this past week when I discovered Florida’s hiking and nature trails, especially in Orlando.
I’ve always loved nature and seeing the bounty of nature in the country and the incredible ecological diversity, I am glad that my friends and I went there. What I liked most is there are plenty of small hiking spots in Orlando with fewer people so you can really enjoy yourself. The place that our group went to is the Bear Creek Nature Trail.
Bear Creek Nature Trail is smaller compared to other trails. But this aspect itself is what got my attention. I don’t enjoy places where are a lot of people. The bigger trails in Orlando have a considerable number of crowds so really I wanted to go on lesser known trails. Of course, I was worried that the sights wouldn’t be as great as the bigger trails.
But at this point, I was more about unwinding by getting close to nature and breathing in a fresh air. In that case, I wasn’t that keen on seeing amazing sights. But I still did my research on which small trails would be best to go to, and that’s when I found out about Bear Creek Nature Trails located in Winter Springs Boulevard in Winter Springs Florida.
My friends and I chose to go there, and we had a great time, not only because we didn’t have to hike for long. We loved that this nature trail has a guiding light in a cute loop shape. Some of my friends went hikes before, but some of us were fairly inexperienced. Thanks to the guiding light, we were less worried about getting lost. So, we went there for a hike following the creek for about a mile.
It was a free walk among oaks, cypress, and palms, just nature all around you. It was nice breathing in the fresh air and just enjoying the sceneries. We were glad that we went there in a good weather because we heard the place gets muddy and flooded easily. We went there where the weather is nice, and we got to spend time in nature, it was as if my soul was reset.
The toxicity of the city with the noise and the glowing screen of the computer can easily get to me when my days are really hectic. But at that time, the quick jaunt at the lesser known hiking trail in Orlando really uplifted my spirits. It was a pleasant experience going outside and just be away for a while. We stayed there for a week, and Bear Creek Nature Trails is only one of the places we visited.
We went to other trails and visited Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. It was all in all a fun time, and even our accommodation was delightful. We stayed at an Orlando vacation rental, an exclusive private villa near the best tourist sites in the city. You should try it too, will be awesome adventure for you!