Another Shot or Two from Trimble Park.

Another Shot or Two from Trimble Park.

There must be thirty or forty docks at the park. No, that’s not an exaggeration! A view of a dock or two. This huge lake is Lake Griffin.

Call Orange County Parks and Rec if you’d like to book or need info such as hours, fees, how to find them, and all that. If you like to do outdoor stuff and you’re here in Central Florida, don’t overlook this hidden gem.

Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile

Trimble Park, Orange County’s Best-Kept Secret

Trimble Park, Orange County’s Best-Kept Secret

If you like to do outdoor stuff, let me recommend you overnight at Trimble Park in Tangerine. (That’s the tiny town after Zellwood but before Mt. Dora!) I just wrapped up a one-dayer stay at Trimble Park and I am one happy camper!

I took a photo or three and I’ll share a few. It really is a special site and it does truly “fly under the radar”. I’ve been in this county for over 50 years and I had no idea this lovely park even existed.

If you like to camp, Trimble features 15 great lots. You’ll mostly see RV’ers there, I was the only tent camper on-site for this outing. (That’s not too unusual, as many of you many may know.) But I’m all-in for tent camping. And I’m having way too much fun!

Hope to see you sometime before too long. Maybe at one of our awesome beaches, campgrounds or outdoor music venues. Life’s too damn short to spend all of it hiding in your living room, man cave or that little cubicle you’re chained to from 9-5. ┬áThere are so many opportunities to do outdoor stuff here in the Sunshine State. Until recently, I had let slip through my fingers a thousand and one of those opps. And now I’m making up for lost time.

Photo credits Benjamin Lawrence Basile