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Do you want to enjoy the exuberant nature of Orlando and enjoy some wildlife typical of central Florida? How about a kayak trip through the rivers and forests of Kissimmee? In this post you will learn a little about The Paddling Center, a natural complex that offers kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle services and more. All of this amidst the fully preserved nature of central Florida. It is a tip for those who want leisure options in Orlando in addition to the rush of parks and shopping.

The Paddling Center: Kayaking and Canoeing in Orlando

The Paddling center is located in The Shingle Creek Regional Park (Shingle Creek Regional Park). The interesting thing is that it is right next to the Kissimmee theme parks and on the edge of a busy highway, which brings an interesting sense of contrast. It seems that the highway puts an end to a busy and urban world and traces the beginning of a natural oasis, preserved and isolated from everything!

standup paddle The Paddling Center

Tudo é muito seguro e organizado. Você vai de salva-vidas e um instrutor lhe explica os movimentos do remo e como explorar o passeio. Logo que você inicia o trajeto e faz a curva, passando da casa de recepção do The Paddling Center, já não se vê mais rodovia ou construções e você estará na mata fechada em meio à forte natureza do complexo natural!

Kaiaking at The Paddling Center Orlando

Some of the animals that you can see in the middle of the tour are turtles, typical birds (even eagles) and also alligators!

Video about The Paddling Center


Address: 4266 W. Vine St., Kissimmee, Fl 34741
Phone: 1-407-343-7740

You can go by car and park on site or by bus (there is a bus stop about 100 meters from the entrance).

I hope you enjoyed the tip. Orlando is much more than parks and shopping. The nature in the interior of Florida is very present and preserved. It is worth taking walks and outdoor sports and getting to know a little of the region’s biodiversity.

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