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Canoeing spots near Disney vacation homes

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

If you and your family enjoy a day on the water, you can take a half day or a full day canoeing or kayaking down a lake or creek near your Disney World Vacation home. in various county parks and state parks across Orange County, Lake County and Seminole County.
Two of the longest rivers in central Florida are Econlockhatchee River and Wekiva River. Econlockhatchee is divided into two sections, known as Big Econ and Little Econ. The entrance to Econlockahatchee River starts on State Road 419. Wekiva River is 25 miles long and the canoe path starts at Wekiwa State Park, and flows north 8 miles to Katie’s Landing, then off to the St. Johns.
Other canoeing routes in the Orlando area include Rock Springs run, which has been designated an Outstanding Florida Waterway. It starts at Rock Springs in Kelly Park, six miles north of Apopka, and flows outh through the middle of Wekiwa State Park.
Obviously, most families vacationing in the Orlando area won’t have their own canoe, but fortunately, there are plenty of canoe rental companies to equip you and your group with everything you’ll need. In the Apopka area, there’s King’s Landing Canoe Rental. King’s Landing is conveniently open 7 days a week, from 8:30 to 5:30. The typical river adventure package from King’s Landing, known as the River Run package, cost $30 and includes canoe, paddles, flotation device, a whistle and pickup at the Marina. King’s Landing is located at 5722 Baptist Camp Road in Apopka, approximately 25 miles or 20 minutes from Walt Disney World.
Another option for canoe rentals in central Florida is Florida Outback, which is also located in Apopka, at 1242 Majestic Palms Court. Florida Outback Adventures offers custom eco-tour packages for groups of 4 or more.Pricing starts at $35 for a 1/2 day with equipment and guide on the Wekiva, or Econ River.