Things to Do: Spring Hammock Preserve

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Enjoy all that nature has to offer at Lake Mary’s Spring Hammock Preserve! Stroll through trails, enjoy scenic views, native wildlife, and more!

Lake Mary's Trailblazer ParkSpending time in nature is one of the best ways to slow down and clear your head after a long week at work. Lake Mary visitors and residents have the perfect opportunity to become one with nature in nearby Longwood. Spring Hammock Preserve has something for the entire family. Here’s what you need to know about your next adventure.

What is Spring Hammock Preserve?

Owned by the state of Florida, the Spring Hammock Preserve is expertly managed by Seminole County. Despite being surrounded by development, most of the Preserve remains natural. Throughout the 1,500 acres, visitors will find a mix of landscapes, including:

  • Floodplain forest
  • Hydric hammock
  • Upland mixed hardwoods
  • Pine flatwoods

Spring Hammock Preserve also includes Soldier’s Creek Park, Big Tree Park, and parts of the Cross Seminole Trail and the Florida National Scenic Trail. The eastern border is popular Lake Jesup.

An Abundance of Activities

Apart from taking in the gorgeous topography, keep your eye out for native wildlife, including the gopher tortoise. The other activities you can engage in include:

  • Foot trails – Go for a leisurely stroll, jog, or run your way through the scenic trails
  • Bike trails – Pedal your way on the winding bike trails
  • Observation deck – Enjoy beautiful views (Take plenty of pictures)
  • Boardwalk – Leads through the second-growth cypress forest out to Lake Jesup
  • Pavilions – Enjoy a nice picnic lunch
  • Amphitheater – Be sure to catch outdoor events

Plan Your Visit

Where: 2985 Osprey Trail

Longwood, FL

When: Open Dawn to Dusk

Phone: 407-665-2211

Fax: 407-665-2215

Ready to Move to the City of Lakes?

The Spring Hammock Preserve is just one of the many activities available in Seminole County and surrounding areas. Make Lake Mary your next home and have peace of mind knowing you are located in a top-rated school system, close to Orlando’s national attractions, and countless amenities.

When it comes time to find your perfect home, partner with Lake Mary’s most trusted Realtor, Gitta Sells. We will walk you through every step of the process. Feel free to reach out with any questions you have at 407-330-2181 or gittasells@gitta.com.

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