If you want a great place in the Orlando area to see wildlife without having to leave your car, check out Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive.
Located at 2850 Lust Rd in Apopka, Florida, this wildlife drive is 11 miles long. It's only open Friday-Sunday.
It takes around 1.5 hours to drive through it, but could take up to two hours, depending on how slow the people in front of you are going and how often you stop to take pictures of things. The speed limit is 10 miles per hour, but some people drive 3-4 miles per hour, and don't pull over so that others can go around them. There are going to be many things you want to stop and take pictures of along this road, which is great. But please pull off to the side if possible, so that others behind you can continue on.
There are many birds to see along the drive here, as well as alligators, and other types of wildlife. There are 20,000 acres of nature in this preserve, offering a lot of space for different types of wildlife. In addition to driving through this nature preserve, you can also hike and bike it. You can get additional information about Lake Apopka Wildlife drive, including other entrance points, hours of operation, and what holidays they are open on here.
We drove through in October and we saw a lot of birds and alligators. It's a beautiful place! Well worth checking out. There are no restrooms along the route, but there are three spots with port-a-potties. There is no admission fee to get in. Be sure to take a camera, because you will want to take pictures of some of the wildlife, flowers, and the overall scenery.
Here are pictures from our drive through Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive: